NASCAR Unveils 2013 Schedule

By Christy Valdez

The calendar for the 2013 NASCAR season is now complete and available for fans.

NASCAR unveiled the new schedule for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2013 on The 2013 season will be the 65th season for the Cup Series as NASCAR’s premier series.

The 2013 season is set to begin at Daytona International Speedway with the Shootout to be held on February 16. The Shooutout will be followed by qualifying for the Daytona 500on February 17, the Daytona Duels on the 21st, and the Great American Race, the Daytona 500 on February 22.

After the season opens up with the Daytona 500, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will continue with it’s season as it will head to Phoenix as the second race in the season, followed by Las Vegas. The series will end it’s season at Homestead-Miami Speedway for its championship weekend.

NASCAR made a few changes within it’s schedule for the 2013 chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In 2013 Kansas will become the fourth race in the chase, and Talladega will become the sixth race. When Kansas Speedway began working on a new surface at the end of the spring race, the track’s chase race was switched with Talladega for the 2012 Chase.

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Series Schedule Is As Follows:

Feb.16: Daytona Shootout

Feb.17: Daytona 500 qualifying

Feb.21: Daytona Duels

Feb.24: Daytona 500

March 3: Phoenix

March 10: Las Vegas

March 17: Bristol

March 24: Auto Club (Fontana)

April 7: Martinsville

April 13: Texas

April 21: Kansas

April 27: Richmond

May 5: Talladega

May 11: Darlington

May 18: Charlotte All-Star Race

May 26: Charlotte

June 2: Dover

June 9: Pocono

June 16: Michigan

June 23: Sonoma

June 29: Kentucky

July 6: Daytona

July 14: New Hampshire

July 28: Indianapolis

Aug. 4: Pocono

Aug.11: Watkins Glen

Aug.18: Michigan

Aug.24: Bristol

Sept.1: Atlanta

Sept.7: Richmond

Sept.15: Chicagoland

Sept.22: New Hampshire

Sept.29: Dover

Oct.6: Kansas

Oct.12: Charlotte

Oct.20: Talladega

Oct.27: Martinsville

Nov.3: Texas

Nov.10: Phoenix

Nov.17: Homestead

Christy Valdez is a member of the NASCAR Media. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy

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