The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was announced today (Wednesday, Sept. 15) with the Daytona 500 taking its usual spot in February and the Coke Zero 400 again in August.
NASCAR cup racing will star with the Clash moved to Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles Feb. 6.
The Duel at Daytona will be Feb. 17 and the Daytona 500 will be Sunday, Feb. 20, during President's Day weekend. Daytona International Speedway will be the site of the points-race debut of the premier series anticipated "Next Gen" car.
The Coke Zero 400 is set for Saturday evening, Aug. 27, the final race of the regular season.
“The energy, excitement and sheer anticipation for the 2022 Daytona 500 is on a level that we haven’t seen in a long time,” stated DIS President Frank Kelleher in a news release. “Our fans are ready to get back to the race track to experience the pageantry of The Great American Race . . . On the track, fans will get to witness NASCAR’s Next Gen cars battling two-and three-wide at 200 mph.
“The excitement for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is also at an all-time high," Mr. Kelleher stated. "The pressure to get into the playoffs is immense, and provides incredible, nail-biting racing on the high banks of our historic venue as has been proven the last two years. We’re looking forward to having the same level of excitement in 2022.”
The Next Gen car is designed to give the drivers greater control. It will put an emphasis back on race strategies, team personnel and vehicle setups while returning the "stock car" look to NASCAR.
The Next Gen cars also will be in competition on the 31-degree banking during the Thursday, Feb. 17, Bluegreen Vacations Duel races. The Duel qualifying events will set the starting field for the DAYTONA 500.
DIS offers a state-of-the-art motorsports facility with amenities that include more than 101,500 seats, thousands of premium club seats, 40 escalators and 17 elevators, 60 luxury suites, social “neighborhoods” and three concourse levels that span the nearly mile-long frontstretch.
For the full ’22 NASCAR Cup schedule, visit nascar.com. Complete schedules for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2022 seasons will be announced soon.