The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is here! While 2021 saw huge sweeping changes to the NCS schedule, 2022 also carries a few more changes as well.
What Are the Notable Changes With the 2022 NCS Schedule?
The season-opening exhibition race, the Busch Clash, officially moves away from Daytona International Speedway. Instead, the race will be contested at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as previously reported by The Athletic.
The Series will race on Easter Sunday for the first time since 1989. And the 2022 schedule will only have one off weekend, which comes between the June 12th race at Sonoma and June 26th race at Nashville.
To put it in perspective, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule had three off weekends.
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway will get it’s first-ever NASCAR Cup Series date on June 5th.
Richmond Raceway has been bumped from the Playoffs schedule, and taking it’s place will be Homestead-Miami Speedway. Homestead, of course, served as the season-finale track in the NASCAR Cup Series from 2002 to 2019. Now, after a couple of seasons in the early portion of the schedule, Homestead returns to the Playoffs.
Here is the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule (times, race names and tv /radio will be added as they are announced):
|Race No.||Date||Time||Race Name||Track||TV / Radio|
|--||Feb. 6||TBA||Busch Clash||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||TBA|
|--||Feb. 17||TBA||Duels at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||TBA|
|1||Feb. 20||TBA||Daytona 500||Daytona International Speedway||TBA|
|2||Feb. 27||TBA||TBA||Auto Club Speedway||TBA|
|3||Mar. 6||TBA||TBA||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||TBA|
|4||Mar. 13||TBA||TBA||Phoenix Raceway||TBA|
|5||Mar. 20||TBA||TBA||Atlanta Motor Speedway||TBA|
|6||Mar. 27||TBA||TBA||Circuit of the Americas||TBA|
|7||Apr. 3||TBA||TBA||Richmond Raceway||TBA|
|8||Apr. 9||TBA||TBA||Martinsville Speedway||TBA|
|9||Apr. 17||TBA||TBA||Bristol Motor Speedway||TBA|
|10||Apr. 24||TBA||TBA||Talladega Superspeedway||TBA|
|11||May 1||TBA||TBA||Dover International Speedway||TBA|
|12||May 8||TBA||TBA||Darlington Raceway||TBA|
|13||May 15||TBA||TBA||Kansas Speedway||TBA|
|--||May 22||TBA||NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||TBA|
|14||May 29||TBA||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||TBA|
|15||Jun. 5||TBA||TBA||World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway||TBA|
|16||Jun. 12||TBA||TBA||Sonoma Raceway||TBA|
|17||Jun. 26||TBA||TBA||Nashville Superspeedway||TBA|
|18||Jul. 3||TBA||TBA||Road America||TBA|
|19||Jul. 10||TBA||TBA||Atlanta Motor Speedway||TBA|
|20||Jul. 17||TBA||TBA||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||TBA|
|21||Jul. 24||TBA||TBA||Pocono Raceway||TBA|
|22||Jul. 31||TBA||TBA||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||TBA|
|23||Aug. 7||TBA||TBA||Michigan International Speedway||TBA|
|24||Aug. 14||TBA||TBA||Richmond Raceway||TBA|
|25||Aug. 21||TBA||TBA||Watkins Glen International||TBA|
|26||Aug. 27||TBA||TBA||Daytona International Speedway||TBA|
|Playoffs||Round of 16 Begins|
|27||Sept. 4||TBA||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||TBA|
|28||Sept. 11||TBA||TBA||Kansas Speedway||TBA|
|29||Sept. 17||TBA||TBA||Bristol Motor Speedway||TBA|
|Playoffs||Round of 12 Begins|
|30||Sept. 25||TBA||TBA||Texas Motor Speedway||TBA|
|31||Oct. 2||TBA||TBA||Talladega Superspeedway||TBA|
|32||Oct. 9||TBA||TBA||Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL||TBA|
|Playoffs||Round of 8 Begins|
|33||Oct. 16||TBA||TBA||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||TBA|
|34||Oct. 23||TBA||TBA||Homestead-Miami Speedway||TBA|
|35||Oct. 30||TBA||TBA||Martinsville Speedway||TBA|
|36||Nov. 6||TBA||TBA||Phoenix Raceway||TBA|