After posting a sell-out for the opening race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs earlier this month, Darlington Raceway has been rewarded with two race weekends again next season. NASCAR officially unveiled its schedule for the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series on Wednesday, and the “Lady in Black” learned that it will celebrate two holiday weekends again in 2023.
Darlington Raceway will host NASCAR events on May 12-14 and Sept. 2-3, 2023. This will be the third consecutive year that the track Too Tough to Tame will host two Cup Series race weekends.
“Darlington Raceway continues to be one of the most competitive and beloved tracks on the NASCAR schedule, so we look forward to hosting two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends again in 2023,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President in a media release. “As NASCAR celebrates its 75th anniversary season, the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR will showcase the history of the sport like never before over Mother’s Day weekend. The tradition continues with the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs starting as part of the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500 over Labor Day weekend.”
Darlington will entertain the Xfinity Series for a ninth consecutive season. The track welcomed Xfinity Series races in the spring from 1982-2014 and 2020-2022. Darlington has previously hosted races in May from 2005-2013 and 2020-2021. Darlington has hosted Truck Series races from 2001-2004, 2010-2011, and 2020-2022.
Start times and television networks for the 2023 Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Truck Series schedules will be announced at a later date.
Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass noted the key scheduling changes for each series in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon.
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