On Tuesday, officials from the ARCA Menards Series announced the schedules for the 2023 ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West divisions, which featured numerous changes from its previous iteration.
The ARCA Menards Series East will consist of an eight-race schedule in 2023 – up from seven races in 2022 – with four stand-alone events, and four events that will serve as a combination event with the national division of the ARCA Menards Series.
Different from previous seasons, the eight-race title fight will begin at Five Flags Speedway on March 25th, rather than beginning the season during Speedweeks at New Symrna Speedway.
Dover Motor Speedway (April 28), Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (May 13), Iowa Speedway (July 15), The Milwaukee Mile (August 27), and Bristol Motor Speedway (September 14) will all keep their places on the schedule for 2023.
Indianapolis Raceway Park will host a same-day doubleheader with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, as the event also serves as a new combination event with the national division of the ARCA Menards Series.
Added to the schedule for 2023 is Flat Rock Speedway, which will see an ARCA-sanctioned series return to action for the first time since 2000. At a quarter-mile, the track is the shortest on the ARCA East schedule.
The ARCA Menards Series West schedule will consist of 12 events in 2023 – the longest schedule for the series since 2019 – and will begin March 10th at Phoenix Raceway, with a combination event for the ARCA Menards Series.
Similar to last season, both Irwindale Speedway (April 1, July 1) and Phoenix Raceway (March 10, November 3) will host two ARCA Menards Series West events.
The West Series will also scale down its road course portion of the campaign from three to two events in 2023, eliminating the second event at Portland International Raceway. The “road course swing” will feature back-to-back events at Portland (June 2) and Sonoma (June 9).
Kern County Raceway Park (April 22), Evergreen Speedway (August 19), All American Speedway (September 30), and The LVMS Bullring (October 13) will all return to the West Series campaign with their events in 2023.
The 2023 ARCA West Series schedule will see a pair of new additions to the schedule, though, as Shasta Speedway (July 29) returns to the calendar for the first-time since 2015, while Madera Speedway (October 21) also returns to the series for the first-time since 2009.
2023 ARCA Menards Series East Schedule:
March 25: Five Flags Speedway
April 28: Dover Motor Speedway
May 13: Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
May 20: Flat Rock Speedway
July 15: Iowa Speedway
August 11: Indianapolis Raceway Park
August 27: The Milwaukee Mile
September 14: Bristol Motor Speedway
2023 ARCA Menards Series West Schedule:
March 10: Phoenix Raceway
April 1: Irwindale Speedway
April 22: Kern County Raceway Park
June 2: Portland International Raceway
June 9: Sonoma Raceway
July 1: Irwindale Speedway
July 29: Shasta Speedway
August 19: Evergreen Speedway
September 30: All American Speedway
October 13: The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 21: Madera Speedway
November 3: Phoenix Raceway