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2022 NASCAR Schedule: 36 Exciting Races With Two New Stops!

NASCAR races always turn the weekend into an unforgettable one. It makes us feel the entire palette of colors of emotions: from drama to happiness. 2022 NASCAR Schedule has two surprises. The newly opened venues have already taken the slots in the calendar. Let’s take a look. 

Traditionally, in the spring, a new racing season roars to life. The 2022 season schedule paves the way for transformation and the upgrading of the long-stagnant calendar. Therefore, the two new racetracks in Los Angeles and St. Louis got places to the 36-race schedule.

Besides, the race Busch Light Clash, the opener of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, got a fresh twist. 

2022 NASCAR Schedule’ significant moves.

The exhibition race Clash, moved from Daytona International Speedway to a brand new quarter-mile track within the Los Angeles Coliseum. Joey Logano won the race within the confines of a major sports stadium.

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in St. Louis hosts a Cup race for the first time and replaces one of the Pocono Raceway’s two dates. For the first time since 1981 Pocono Raceway hosts only one Cup Series race and comes on July 24.

The dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway changed the slot and moved to Easter Sunday night, April 17. It is the first time since 1989 that the Cup Series has raced on Easter.

2022 NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

DateRace / Track
Sunday, February 6Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum)
Thursday, February 17Duel at Daytona
Sunday, February 20Daytona 500
Sunday, February 27Auto Club
Sunday, March 6Las Vegas
Sunday, March 13Phoenix
Sunday, March 20Atlanta
Sunday, March 27COTA
Sunday, April 3Richmond
Saturday, April 9Martinsville
Sunday, April 17Bristol Dirt
Sunday, April 24Talladega
Sunday, May 1Dover
Sunday, May 8Darlington
Sunday, May 15Kansas
Sunday, May 22All-Star (Texas)
Sunday, May 29Charlotte
Sunday, June 5World Wide Technology Raceway
Sunday, June 12Sonoma
Sunday, June 26Nashville Superspeedway
Sunday, July 3Road America
Sunday, July 10Atlanta
Sunday, July 17New Hampshire
Sunday, July 24Pocono
Sunday, July 31Indianapolis Road Course
Sunday, August 7Michigan
Sunday, August 14Richmond
Sunday, August 21Watkins Glen
Saturday, August 27Daytona
Sunday, September 4Darlington
Sunday, September 11Kansas
Saturday, September 17Bristol
Sunday, September 25Texas
Sunday, October 2Talladega
Sunday, October 9Charlotte Roval
Sunday, October 16Las Vegas
Sunday, October 23Homestead-Miami
Sunday, October 30Martinsville
Sunday, November 6Phoenix
Note: The schedule may change

What is more changing in the racing calendar?

Meanwhile, a snowstorm also brought some fresh in 2022 NASCAR schedule. Therefore, the race at Richmond postponed from February to the next off week.

Homestead-Miami Speedway returned to its traditional place on the schedule in the fall. It was moving to October 23 to become the second race of the playoffs Round of 8.

Suddenly, Texas Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway have changed their playoff dates. Texas took the slot on Sept. 25. Vegas became the first race of the Round of 8. The All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway upgraded from early June to May 2.

The fall race at Kansas Speedway became the second race of the Round of 16 and switched to Sept. 11. 

The traditional second race at Richmond Raceway moved to Aug. 14. Meanwhile, Richmond’s spring race took place in early April.

NASCAR race at Circuit of The Americas changed the date from mid-May to the end of March. In 2021, the COTA’s inaugural Cup Series weekend included many accidents because of standing water.

Watkins Glen International’s race moves to August 21. Meanwhile, the race at Michigan International Speedway swiped to Aug. 7

You can watch 2022 NASCAR racing including Cup, Xfinity and Truck on Fox and NBC Sports.

The NASCAR schedule for 2022 is full of commotion, as they said. However, any transformation is an exit from the comfort zone. Therefore, we will get additional spice to established traditions.

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