The Cup Series is racing on Easter.
NASCAR has long averted racing on Easter Sunday, although that will exchange in 2022. The sanctioning body launched the 2022 Cup Series time table on Wednesday and it entails a night lunge on April 17 at Bristol. It be the first Cup Series lunge on an Easter Sunday since 1989.
That Bristol lunge will again be on a short grime note covering the concrete oval. Bristol trucked in grime for its spring lunge in 2021 and is making an strive the experiment again in 2022. The rain-delayed Cup Series lunge this season used to be the first Cup Series lunge on grime in NASCAR’s contemporary generation.
Dwelling assist within the playoffs
Dwelling-Miami Speedway is assist within the playoffs after a two-one year absence. The 1.5-mile note had hosted the winner-win-all season finale ever since NASCAR moved to its elimination playoff layout in 2014 and had been the final lunge of the Cup Series season since 2002 sooner than NASCAR moved the season finale to Phoenix in 2020.
Dwelling will host a lunge within the third spherical of the playoffs in 2022. The note can savor its lunge date on Oct. 23 between races at Las Vegas and Martinsville.
The pass of Dwelling assist into the playoffs pushes Richmond out of the playoffs. Richmond retains two races but its 2nd lunge shall be in August as an more than a few of September. Kansas retains its playoff lunge but this can fair now be the safe web site of the 2nd lunge of the playoffs.
That Kansas lunge shall be on Sunday, Sep. 11. That’s the opening weekend of the 2022 NFL season. With Richmond on Saturday night, NASCAR hasn’t gone up in opposition to the NFL’s opening weekend in years — no longer to mention in a market that has NFL fever accurate now.
St. Louis will get a lunge
The Cup Series will lunge within the St. Louis rental for the first time on June 5 when World Huge Abilities Raceway (previously Gateway) will get its inaugural Cup Series lunge. The Gateway lunge replaces a lunge at Pocono. The two.5-mile triangle can savor accurate one lunge in 2022 and that lunge is on July 24. Pocono has hosted a doubleheader at the note in each and every of the final two seasons.
Here is what the 2022 time table seems to be like fancy in fleshy. NASCAR announced Tuesday that the season-opening Busch Conflict would be lunge at the Los Angeles Coliseum. There could be moreover handiest one off-weekend the entire season after the Daytona 500, which design that NASCAR is racing for 38 of 39 weekends from Feb. 20 to Nov. 6.
2022 NASCAR Cup Series time table
Feb. 6: Busch Conflict at L.A. Coliseum (exhibition)
Feb. 20: Daytona 500
Feb. 27: Auto Membership Speedway
March 6: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 13: Phoenix Raceway
March 20: Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 27: Circuit of the Americas
April 3: Richmond Raceway
April 9: Martinsville Speedway
April 17: Bristol Motor Speedway (grime)
April 24: Talladega Superspeedway
May well 1: Dover International Speedway
May well 8: Darlington Raceway
May well 15: Kansas Speedway
May well 22: Texas Motor Speedway (All-Vital person Lunge)
May well 29: Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 5: World Huge Abilities Raceway
June 12: Sonoma
June 26: Nashville Superpeedway
July 3: Avenue The united states
July 10: Atlanta Motor Speedway
July 17: Unique Hampshire Speedway
July 24: Pocono Raceway
July 31: Indianapolis Motor Speedway boulevard direction
Aug. 7: Michigan Speedway
Aug. 14: Richmond Raceway
Aug. 21: Watkins Glen
Aug. 27: Daytona International Speedway
Sep. 4: Darlington Raceway[1st round of playoffs]
Sep. 11: Kansas Speedway [1st round]
Sep. 17: Bristol Motor Speedway [1st round]
Sep. 25: Texas Motor Speedway [2nd round]
Oct. 2: Talladega Superspeedway [2nd round]
Oct. 9: Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval [2nd round]
Oct. 16: Las Vegas Motor Speedway [3rd round]
Oct. 23: Dwelling-Miami Speedway [3rd round]
Oct. 30: Martinsville Speedway [3rd round]
Nov. 6: Phoenix Raceway [Championship race]