NASCAR releases 2013 schedule for Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR officially released its 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule on Tuesday, with only one change for the upcoming campaign.

As expected, the Chase race at Talladega Superspeedway will return to its traditional spot on the Sprint Cup calendar. Talladega will be scheduled for Oct. 20 and become the sixth round in the 10-race Chase.

This year's Talladega fall event was pushed forward to Oct. 7 to allow Kansas Speedway's new pavement to be completely finished. The Chase race at Kansas for this season is scheduled on Oct. 21. Next year's event there will take place on Oct. 6.

The 36 point races for next season begins with the Feb. 24 Daytona 500 and concludes with the Nov. 17 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The pre-season, non-points Shootout event at Daytona International Speedway will run on Feb. 16, and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be held on May 18.

FOX will broadcast the first 13 events of the season, while TNT will have the next six. ESPN/ABC will air the final 17 races.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series schedules as well as the Sprint Cup race start times for next year will be revealed at a later date.


Date Site

Feb. 16 Shootout, Daytona International Speedway *

Feb. 17 Daytona 500 qualifying, Daytona International Speedway

Feb. 21 Daytona 500 twin-qualifiers, Daytona International Speedway

Feb. 24 Daytona 500

March 3 Phoenix International Raceway

March 10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

March 17 Bristol Motor Speedway

March 24 Auto Club Speedway

April 7 Martinsville Speedway

April 13 Texas Motor Speedway

April 21 Kansas Speedway

April 27 Richmond International Raceway

May 5 Talladega Superspeedway

May 11 Darlington Raceway

May 18 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte Motor Speedway *

May 26 Charlotte Motor Speedway

June 2 Dover International Speedway

June 9 Pocono Raceway

June 16 Michigan International Speedway

June 23 Sonoma

June 29 Kentucky Speedway

July 6 Daytona International Speedway

July 14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

July 28 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Aug. 4 Pocono Raceway

Aug. 11 Watkins Glen International

Aug. 18 Michigan International Speedway

Aug. 24 Bristol Motor Speedway

Sept. 1 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Sept. 7 Richmond International Raceway

Sept. 15 Chicagoland Speedway

Sept. 22 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Sept. 29 Dover International Speedway

Oct. 6 Kansas Speedway

Oct. 12 Charlotte Motor Speedway

Oct. 20 Talladega Superspeedway

Oct. 27 Martinsville Speedway

Nov. 3 Texas Motor Speedway

Nov. 10 Phoenix International Raceway

Nov. 17 Homestead-Miami Speedway

* The Shootout at Daytona and the All-Star Race at Charlotte are non-points.