Friday, December 9, 2022

NASCAR Announces Start Times and Broadcast Networks for 2023 Season

2023 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule, 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule, 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Schedule, 2023 NASCAR schedule
NASCAR officially released the start times and broadcast networks for the 2023 NASCAR Cup, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedules on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images

On Wednesday, NASCAR, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports jointy announced the start times and broadcast networks for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedules.

The main talking point for the sanctioning body, continues to be another year-over-year increase in NASCAR Cup Series events being broadcasted on FOX or NBC broadcast networks, increasing from 20, to 21 in 2023.

FOX will carry 11 of the 21 broadcast network events, beginning with the second-annual Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum on February 5. The first six points-paying events of the season (Daytona 500, Auto Club, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Atlanta, and COTA) will also be shown on FOX.

From there, the NASCAR Cup Series makes four more appearances on FOX in 2023, at the Bristol Dirt Race (April 9), Talladega (April 23), the Coca-Cola 600 (May 28), and Sonoma (June 11).

The highly-anticipated return to North Wilkesboro Speedway for the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race will take place on Sunday, May 21st, at 8:00pm ET, and will be broadcasted on FS1.

The ten remaining events on network stations will be shown on NBC, beginning with events at Nashville Superspeedway (June 25), and the inaugural Chicago Street Race (July 2). Indy’s Road Course (August 13) and Daytona (August 26) are the only other regular-season events to be shown on NBC.

However, the final six events of the NASCAR Cup Series season, in the midst of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, will be shown on NBC, which includes events at Talladega, Charlotte Roval, Las Vegas, Homestead, Martinsville, and Phoenix.

NASCAR Cup Series Schedule (Start Times / Networks):

--Sunday, February 5th8:00 pmFOXLA Memorial Coliseum
DuelsThursday, February 167:00 pmFS1Daytona International Speedway
1Sunday, February 192:30 pmFOXDaytona International Speedway
2Sunday, February 263:30 pmFOXAuto Club Speedway
3Sunday, March 53:30 pmFOXLas Vegas Motor Speedway
4Sunday, March 123:30 pmFOXPhoenix Raceway
5Sunday, March 193:00 pmFOXAtlanta Motor Speedway
6Sunday, March 263:30 pmFOXCircuit of the Americas
7Sunday, April 23:30 pmFS1Richmond Raceway
8Sunday, April 97:00 pmFOXBristol Motor Speedway (Dirt)
9Sunday, April 163:00 pmFS1Martinsville Speedway
10Sunday, April 233:00 pmFOXTalladega Superspeedway
11Sunday, April 302:00 pmFS1Dover International Speedway
12Sunday, May 63:00 pmFS1Kansas Speedway
13Sunday, May 143:00 pmFS1Darlington Raceway
All-StarSunday, May 218:00 pmFS1North Wilkesboro Speedway
14Sunday, May 286:00 pmFOXCharlotte Motor Speedway
15Sunday, June 43:30 pmFS1WWT Raceway at Gateway
16Sunday, June 113:30 pmFOXSonoma Raceway
17Sunday, June 257:00 pmNBCNashville Superspeedway
18Sunday, July 25:30 pmNBCChicago Street Course
19Sunday, July 97:00 pmUSAAtlanta Motor Speedway
20Sunday, July 162:30 pmUSANew Hampshire Motor Speedway
21Sunday, July 232:30 pmUSAPocono Raceway
22Sunday, July 303:00 pmUSARichmond Raceway
23Sunday, August 62:30 pmUSAMichigan International Speedway
24Sunday, August 132:30 pmNBCIndianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
25Sunday, August 203:00 pmUSAWatkins Glen International
26Saturday, August 267:00 pmNBCDaytona International Speedway
27Sunday, September 36:00 pmUSADarlington Raceway
28Sunday, September 103:00 pmUSAKansas Speedway
29Saturday, September 167:30 pmUSABristol Motor Speedway
30Sunday, September 243:30 pmUSATexas Motor Speedway
31Sunday, October 12:00 pmNBCTalladega Superspeedway
32Sunday, October 82:00 pmNBCCharlotte Motor Speedway Roval
33Sunday, October 152:30 pmNBCLas Vegas Motor Speedway
34Sunday, October 222:30 pmNBCHomestead-Miami Speedway
35Sunday, October 292:00 pmNBCMartinsville Speedway
36Sunday, November 53:00 pmNBCPhoenix Raceway (Championship)

That’s where things remain stagnant, though, as the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will continue to combine for their typical six broadcast network events in 2023.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule (Start Times / Networks):

1Saturday, February 185:00 pmFS1Daytona International Speedway
2Saturday, February 255:00 pmFS1Auto Club Speedway
3Saturday, March 44:30 pmFS1Las Vegas Motor Speedway
4Saturday, March 114:30 pmFS1Phoenix Raceway
5Saturday, March 185:00 pmFS1Atlanta Motor Speedway
6Saturday, March 255:00 pmFS1Circuit of the Americas
7Saturday, April 11:00 pmFS1Richmond Raceway
8Saturday, April 157:30 pmFS1Martinsville Speedway
9Saturday, April 224:00 pmFS1Talladega Superspeedway
10Saturday, April 291:30 pmFS1Dover International Speedway
11Saturday, May 131:30 pmFOXDarlington Raceway
12Saturday, May 271:00 pmFS1Charlotte Motor Speedway
13Saturday, June 34:30 pmFS1Portland International Raceway
14Saturday, June 108:00 pmFS1Sonoma Raceway
15Saturday, June 243:30 pmUSANashville Superspeedway
16Saturday, July 15:00 pmUSAChicago Street Course
17Saturday, July 88:00 pmUSAAtlanta Motor Speedway
18Saturday, July 153:00 pmUSANew Hampshire Motor Speedway
19Saturday, July 225:30 pmUSAPocono Raceway
20Saturday, July 293:00 pmNBCRoad America
21Saturday, August 53:30 pmNBCMichigan International Speedway
22Saturday, August 125:30 pmUSAIndianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
23Saturday, August 193:30 pmUSAWatkins Glen International
24Friday, August 257:30 pmUSADaytona International Speedway
25Saturday, September 23:30 pmUSADarlington Raceway
26Saturday, September 93:00 pmNBCKansas Speedway
27Friday, September 157:30 pmUSABristol Motor Speedway
28Saturday, September 233:30 pmUSATexas Motor Speedway
29Saturday, October 73:30 pmUSACharlotte Motor Speedway Roval
30Saturday, October 143:30 pmUSALas Vegas Motor Speedway
31Saturday, October 213:00 pmNBCHomestead-Miami Speedway
32Saturday, October 283:30 pmUSAMartinsville Speedway
33Saturday, November 47:00 pmUSAPhoenix Raceway (Championship)

FOX will only be responsible for two of those six events, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at North Wilkesboro (May 20), and the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington (May 13).

NBC will carry network coverage of four NASCAR Xfinity Series events in 2023, at Road America (July 29), Michigan (August 5), Kansas (September 9), and Homestead (October 21).

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Schedule (Start Times / Networks):

1Friday, February 177:30 pmFS1Daytona International Speedway
2Friday, March 39:00 pmFS1Las Vegas Motor Speedway
3Saturday, March 182:00 pmFS1Atlanta Motor Speedway
4Saturday, March 251:30 pmFS1Circuit of the Americas
5Saturday, April 14:30 pmFS1Texas Motor Speedway
6Saturday, April 88:00 pmFS1Bristol Motor Speedway (Dirt)
7Friday, April 147:30 pmFS1Martinsville Speedway
8Saturday, May 68:00 pmFS1Kansas Speedway
9Friday, May 127:30 pmFS1Darlington Raceway
10Saturday, May 201:30 pmFOXNorth Wilkesboro Speedway
11Friday, May 268:30 pmFS1Charlotte Motor Speedway
12Saturday, June 31:30 pmFS1WWT Raceway at Gateway
13Friday, June 238:00 pmFS1Nashville Superspeedway
14Saturday, July 81:30 pmFS1Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
15Saturday, July 2212:00 pmFS1Pocono Raceway
16Saturday, July 297:30 pmFS1Richmond Raceway
17Friday, August 119:00 pmFS1Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
18Sunday, August 274:00 pmFS1The Milwaukee Mile
19Friday, September 89:00 pmFS1Kansas Speedway
20Thursday, September 149:00 pmFS1Bristol Motor Speedway
21Saturday, September 301:00 pmFS1Talladega Superspeedway
22Saturday, October 2112:00 pmFS1Homestead-Miami Speedway
23Friday, November 310:00 pmFS1Phoenix Raceway (Championship)

“Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with our broadcast partners, tracks, teams, drivers, and industry stakeholders to deliver some of the most bold and innovative schedules in NASCAR’s history – 2023 is no exception,” said Brian Herbst, NASCAR senior vice president of media and productions. “We will always look for opportunities to expand the distribution of our world-class racing product to NASCAR’s loyal fanbase – by adding more broadcast and primetime races in 2023, our media partners are continuing their commitment to reach as many viewers as possible through their network platforms. This commitment was on full display in 2022, with a 4% year-over-year viewership increase for the NASCAR Cup Series and we look forward to continuing the momentum in 2023.”

Overall, 29 NASCAR National Series events – 10 NASCAR Cup Series, 6 NASCAR Xfinity Series, and 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series – will air in primetime next season, including each of the series’ season-finales.

Joseph Srigley
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