CONCORD, N.C. – The schedule has been set for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season as the sanctioning body announced the full slate of next season’s races on Wednesday afternoon. 

The major changes to the schedule were previously announced. North Wilkesboro Speedway will return to the schedule for the first time since 1996 by hosting the NASCAR All-Star Race on May 21. Downtown Chicago will host a temporary 12-turn, 2.2-mile street course on July 2 on NBC. 

"As we prepare to celebrate our 75th anniversary season, we are committed to delivering a schedule that acknowledges the deep history and tradition of our sport while establishing a bold future that brings the best racing in the world to new markets and new fans," said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing development and strategy.

The race at Auto Club Speedway will mark the last time on the two-mile layout of the California venue, according to the schedule release from NASCAR. Atlanta Motor Speedway announced that its July 9th race will be under the lights - marking the track's first night race since 2014. 

The 2023 action kicks off for Hendrick Motorsports with the Clash exhibition event returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 5 on FOX and then the DAYTONA 500 kicking off the points-paying schedule on Feb. 19, also on FOX. The dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway will once again be on Easter on Apr. 9. The title race will be held at Phoenix Raceway for the fourth straight season on Nov. 5

Networks and start times for each individual race will be announced at a later date.

Here is the full schedule for the 2023 season:
Sunday, Feb. 5: Clash (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum), FOX
Thursday, Feb. 16: Duels at Daytona
Sunday, Feb. 19: DAYTONA 500, FOX
Sunday, Feb. 26: Auto Club Speedway
Sunday, Mar. 5: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sunday, Mar. 12: Phoenix Raceway
Sunday, Mar. 19: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sunday, Mar. 26: Circuit of The Americas
Sunday, Apr. 2: Richmond Raceway
Sunday, Apr. 9: Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Race
Sunday, Apr. 16: Martinsville Speedway
Sunday, Apr. 23: Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday, Apr. 30: Dover Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 7: Kansas Speedway
Sunday, May 14: Darlington Raceway
Sunday, May 21: North Wilkesboro Speedway (All-Star Race)
Sunday, May 28: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sunday, June 4: WWT Raceway
Sunday, June 11: Sonoma Raceway
Sunday, June 25: Nashville Superspeedway
Sunday, July 2: Chicago Street Race, NBC
Sunday, July 9: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sunday, July 16: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, July 23: Pocono Raceway
Sunday, July 30: Richmond Raceway
Sunday, Aug. 6: Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, Aug. 13: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
Sunday, Aug. 20: Watkins Glen International
Saturday, Aug. 26: Daytona International Speedway

Sunday, Sept. 3: Darlington Raceway
Sunday, Sept. 10: Kansas Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 16: Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday, Sept. 24: Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, Oct. 1: Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday, Oct. 8: Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL
Sunday, Oct. 15: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sunday, Oct. 22: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sunday, Oct. 29: Martinsville Speedway
Sunday, Nov. 5: Phoenix Raceway