Bristol's race dates will be March 17 and August 24 in 2013. NASCAR announced its entire 2013 race schedule today.
The season begins in Daytona with the Shootout on February 16 and the Daytona 500 8 days later.
NASCAR announced today the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for the 2013 season, a highly anticipated campaign that will welcome redesigned race cars to the track.
Though unveiled and tested throughout the 2012 season, the new models - Chevrolet's SS, Ford's Fusion and Toyota's Camry - will make their official entrance into NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition on Feb. 16 with the preseason non-points Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. Qualifying for the "Great American Race" will take place on Feb. 17, followed by the season-opening 55th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24.
"The new NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for next season have dominated fan conversation for more than a year, and the time is approaching to unleash them on the race track," said Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO. "Next year's schedule again will offer a strong mix of challenges for our talented drivers, and we believe fans will continue to enjoy what they've come to expect - the most exciting and competitive racing in the world."
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, marking the 65th season for NASCAR's premier series, will have a familiar feel, opening with the Daytona 500 before moving west to Phoenix International Raceway (March 3) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 10) for races Nos. 2 and 3. For the third consecutive season, NASCAR's playoffs - the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - will start at Chicagoland Speedway, near one of the country's biggest markets. The Chase will conclude with the season finale on Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
With Kansas Speedway's repave project now complete, next season's Talladega Super-speedway autumn event will return to its traditional spot on the calendar. Talladega's 2013 Chase race, No. 6 during the 10-race stretch, will run Oct. 20. Kansas will host its 2013 Chase event on Oct. 6.
Below is the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in its entirety.
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2013 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
Date Site Network
2/16 Daytona International Speedway (Shootout) FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
2/17 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying) FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
2/21 Daytona International Speedway (Duel) SPEED, MRN, SiriusXM
2/24 Daytona 500 FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
3/3 Phoenix International Raceway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
3/10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
3/17 Bristol Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
3/24 Auto Club Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
4/7 Martinsville Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
4/13 Texas Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
4/21 Kansas Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
4/27 Richmond International Raceway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
5/5 Talladega Superspeedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
5/11 Darlington Raceway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
5/18 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Charlotte Motor Speedway) SPEED, MRN, SiriusXM
5/26 Charlotte Motor Speedway FOX, PRN, SiriusXM
6/2 Dover International Speedway FOX, MRN, SiriusXM
6/9 Pocono Raceway TNT, MRN, SiriusXM
6/16 Michigan International Speedway TNT, MRN, SiriusXM
6/23 Sonoma TNT, PRN, SiriusXM
6/29 Kentucky Speedway TNT, PRN, SiriusXM
7/6 Daytona International Speedway TNT, MRN, SiriusXM
7/14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway TNT, PRN, SiriusXM
7/28 Indianapolis Motor Speedway ESPN, IMS, SiriusXM
8/4 Pocono Raceway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
8/11 Watkins Glen International ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
8/18 Michigan International Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
8/24 Bristol Motor Speedway ABC, PRN, SiriusXM
9/1 Atlanta Motor Speedway ESPN, PRN, SiriusXM
9/7 Richmond International Raceway ABC, MRN, SiriusXM
9/15 Chicagoland Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
9/22 New Hampshire Motor Speedway ESPN, PRN, SiriusXM
9/29 Dover International Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
10/6 Kansas Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
10/12 Charlotte Motor Speedway ABC, PRN, SiriusXM
10/20 Talladega Superspeedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
10/27 Martinsville Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
11/3 Texas Motor Speedway ESPN, PRN, SiriusXM
11/10 Phoenix International Raceway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM
11/17 Homestead-Miami Speedway ESPN, MRN, SiriusXM