Sunday, September 16, 2012

A sneak peek at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule

   NASCAR hasn't released any of its "official" 2013 schedules yet, but The Charlotte Observer and have obtained a copy of the Sprint Cup Series schedule, which is expected to be released to the public this week.

   There are no major surprises in the schedule. It remains 36 points-paying races, beginning Feb. 24, 2013 at Daytona and concluding Nov. 17 at Homestead, Fla. The only notable change is a swap of the fall Kansas and Talladega races. The fall Kansas race is now Oct. 6, 2013 and the fall Talladega race is Oct. 20, 2013.

   There are no additional night races added to the schedule. The spring Kansas race - on April 21, 2013 - was rumored to change to a night race, but remains on Sunday afternoon.

   In addition, there are expected to be 33 Nationwide Series races in 2013 with no new venues added to the schedule.

   The 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule

   Feb 24 Daytona
   March 3 Phoenix
   March 10 Las Vegas
   March 17 Bristol
   March 24 California
   March 31 OFF/Easter
   April 7 Martinsville, VA
   April 13 Texas
   April 21 Kansas
   April 27 Richmond
   May 5 Talladega
   May 11 Darlington
   May 18 All-Star race
   May 26 Charlotte
   June 2 Dover
   June 9 Pocono
   June 16 Michigan
   June 23 Sonoma
   June 29 Kentucky
   July 6 Daytona
   July 14 New Hampshire
   July 21 OFF
   July 28 Indianapolis
   Aug. 4 Pocono
   Aug. 11 Watkins Glen
   Aug. 18 Michigan
   Aug. 24 Bristol
   Sept. 1 Atlanta
   Sept. 7 Richmond
   Sept. 15 Chicagoland
   Sept. 22 New Hampshire
   Sept. 29 Dover
   Oct. 6 Kansas
   Oct. 12 Charlotte
   Oct. 20 Talladega
   Oct. 27 Martinsville, VA
   Nov. 3 Texas
   Nov. 10 Phoenix
   Nov. 17 Homestead


  1. If NASCAR really wanted to improve itself, it would make some changes. They need to stop acting like it's 1999 and everyone is swimming in money.

    The schedule should be 1 race at each track, then for the Chase, those 10 races are second dates at the 10 best tracks. They need to go back to 36 cars per race to get all the start-and-park fake teams out of the picture. And they need to award no points for any position lower than 25th, so we won't have a host of wrecked cars barely making minimum speed out there getting in everyone's way.

  2. No. Most tracks have earned two dates.

    43 cars is a better field than 36. Always. Start and park cars have more right to be in the race than the money guys like Hendrick.

    The Chase should not be there, period.

    The points need to award for all positions - go back to the Latford system and load huge point bonuses for each win and for most laps led each week.

  3. Hi,
    I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. I will bookmark your blog for further update. The Nascar Sprint Cup Schedule comprises of all the races and when they will be broadcasted live on television. Therefore, you can make your plans accordingly and you will never miss out a race again.

    Andrew Smith