UPDATE: Speculation continues to pick up on changes NASCAR may make to next season’s Cup schedule.
The Athletic’s Jordan Bianchi reports that the Bristol Dirt race will likely not return in 2024. One possible scenario has the spring race at Bristol being replaced by North Wilkesboro.
The the planned reconfiguration of Auto Club Speedway, NASCAR is also considering a return to Canada next year.
NASCAR has stated an interest in releasing next year’s schedules in August, although September is considered more likely.
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ORIGINAL POST 4-7-2023: It appears that NASCAR will be returning to Circuit of the Americas next season.
That’s just one of a few questions looking ahead to next year’s schedule.
Speedway Motorsports rents the track to host the NASCAR weekend at the Austin, Texas, road course and there’s an option to hold the event there in 2024.
Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, hinted Thursday that the plan was to return to that track next year.
Another key question is what will be the future of the Bristol Dirt race. This will be the third running of the event and the second time it has been held at night on Easter.
Another question is about the street course race in Chicago. The city elected a new mayor Tuesday in Brandon Johnson.
NASCAR’s contract with Chicago calls for the event to be held in 2023-25. NASCAR may request to extend the deal through 2027.
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