Daytona Beach, FL – 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.
2013 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
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.