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Is this what you guys are talking about?

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Wasnt even close, this was like a Jordan shoe drop. I have no idea how I’m gonna purchase tickets now but I’m still gonna try
 

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And by then people will have stopped coming because the traffic is a nightmare. Kentucky 2.0.
I'll start heading to the track about 10 am then lol. When we attended Kentucky in 2014 I was so spooked about traffic we headed over there at about 1pm, for a 730 night race ......it was only a 1hr drive from Louisville with no traffic at all, but we were sort of bored once we got there.
 

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Feel like it’s been quite a while since SMI have made any progress here. I wondered if they haven’t silently tabled things in favor of NWB.

 

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no leaks over night from the usual suspects who cover the sport lead me to believe that 1.) nothing major is happening on the Cup side 2.) Wilkesboro was the major addition and that was what was taking so long to release this. I also think it would be great if NASCAR made a big deal releasing the schedule each year where you have someone host.... pay country bro Marty Smith to do it along with analysts Dale Jarrett or Dale Jr giving insight to each track date. Get some excitement over it, like how the NFL releases their schedule with a 30 min show on NFL Network
 

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From my subscription to the Athletic: ( credit By Jordan Bianchi)
Previously announced races at the new downtown Chicago street course and a return to the revered North Wilkesboro track will highlight an otherwise largely unchanged 2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule when it is released later Wednesday, The Athletic has learned.

The 2023 Cup playoffs will remain identical to this year’s version, and there is just one notable date shift (Richmond’s second race moves from August to July, and the Indianapolis road course race moves from July to August).


In reviewing copies of all three national series (Cup, Xfinity, Truck) schedules, other items of interest include:

— The final race on the 2-mile layout at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California. NASCAR had previously not given any indications on the timeline for converting the facility into a short track, but is now saying the February race there will be the last one on the current track.

— The Chicago street course and North Wilkesboro Speedway are the new venues on the Cup schedule. Chicago is hosting its first race on July 2, while the non-points All-Star Race will be held at North Wilkesboro on May 21.

— The 10-race Cup playoffs remain unchanged from 2022. The cutoff races (Bristol, Charlotte Roval and Martinsville) and championship finale (Phoenix) also stay as is.

— With Texas Motor Speedway losing the All-Star Race, the track will host just a single Cup race weekend for the first time since 2004.

— The spring Martinsville Cup race shifts from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon.

— The Xfinity Series will also race on the Chicago street course. Previously, NASCAR stated that an unspecified IMSA class would serve as the support series for Cup that weekend.

— Although Cup won’t be returning to Road America in 2023, Xfinity will continue to race on the popular Wisconsin track as it has since 2010. Altogether, there are eight road courses on the Xfinity schedule.

— Bristol shifts from concluding the Xfinity regular season this year to the playoff opener in 2023. The regular season wraps Sept. 9 at Kansas Speedway.

— Sonoma Raceway will host its first ever Xfinity race on June 10. The Truck Series will not return to Sonoma in 2023.

— For the first time since 1996, North Wilkesboro will host a NASCAR points race when the Truck Series visits the fabled short track on May 20.


— The Milwaukee Mile also returns to the Truck schedule, hosting its first NASCAR national series race since 2009.

— Bristol is the only dirt track on the Truck schedule, with Knoxville Raceway falling off.
 

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Glad that Richmond kept their 2. Cup should be going there twice a year because I believe the racing can be good enough there again ( I've always been entertained with the racing there) to keep those with the short attention spans enthralled and theres not really a track like that on the schedule where it can be multiple grove short track. I also dont like the alternatives if they move a date ( I'm good with road courses)
 

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Glad that Richmond kept their 2. Cup should be going there twice a year because I believe the racing can be good enough there again ( I've always been entertained with the racing there) to keep those with the short attention spans enthralled and theres not really a track like that on the schedule where it can be multiple grove short track. I also dont like the alternatives if they move a date ( I'm good with road courses)

I generally agree but it makes me mad Richmond doesn’t get a night race! It’s a ratings sport, but the Place is electric at night too.
 

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I generally agree but it makes me mad Richmond doesn’t get a night race! It’s a ratings sport, but the Place is electric at night too.
once the short track package is figured out for these new cars, I hope they get a nice race. I'm a big believer that once these cars are tuned in on short tracks its going to put on a hell of a show at The Action Track.
 

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Okay, note the discussion thread and the post number. I've had it with this subject.

If the race track currently known as Rockingham Speedway, on US-1 north of Rockingham, NC, USA, has a race date on one of the three NASCAR national touring series schedule (Cup, Xfinity or equivalent name, or Trucks) before or during the 2023 season, I will buy an admission ticket for every Racing Forums member who can get there.

Now, nobody needs to post anything about The Rock again until you can post the date the ticket office opens.
Nothing like being ready to die on a hill and finding there's nothing to defend against.
 

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Wait so we installed lights at Martinsville, gave them a night race, ran it for 2 years and now we're going back to only using the lights as backup? Lol
 
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