2022 NASCAR Schedules for Xfinity, Truck Series include return to Portland, IRP

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NASCAR released the 2022 schedules for its Xfinity and Truck series Wednesday. Among the highlights, is a return to Portland International Raceway for the Xfinity series on June 4 and a return for the truck series to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

The 1.964-mile Portland road course hosted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for a brief stint in 1999 and 2000 – the only visits by a NASCAR national series in the track’s long history. The July 29 race for the Truck series to the 686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, once known as Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP), will be its first since 2011. That race will also be the Playoff opener for the series and will be part of a tripleheader weekend for the city of Indianapolis, as the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Saturday and Sunday.

The Truck Series will also visit a pair of new road courses in 2022. The series will return to Sonoma Raceway for the first time since 1998, joining the Cup Series for a weekend doubleheader (June 11). Then, after trips to Knoxville Raceway (June 18) and Nashville Superspeedway (June 24) for the second consecutive year, the Truck Series will debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 9 – a track that hosted the NASCAR Xfinity Series on an annual basis from 2013 – 2021.

“For the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, we loved the idea of being able to deliver new road courses to both schedules and a short track for the Camping World Trucks while still returning to our traditional venues and the new tracks we introduced in 2021,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president of strategy and innovation. “Not only do these changes continue to deliver on what our fans are asking for, but we feel they will create even more drama and intensity as drivers battle to win championships at Phoenix Raceway in November.”

Texas Motor Speedway will kick off Playoff festivities in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (Sept. 24). The cutoff races in the Xfinity Series will mirror the Cup Series as the Charlotte Roval (Oct. 8) and Martinsville (Oct. 29) are set to pare the field from 12 to 8 to 4.

In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kansas Speedway (Sept. 9) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Oct. 22) will trim the Playoffs field.

Once again, both series will open the season on consecutive days at Daytona International Speedway. The Camping World Truck Series gets underway on Feb. 18, with the Xfinity Series kicking off its season on Feb. 19. As announced earlier in the year, all three NASCAR national series seasons will culminate with NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway Nov. 4 – 6.

A total of 15 tripleheader weekends will make up the 2022 schedule.

2022 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Race / Track

Saturday, Feb. 19 Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, Feb. 26 Auto Club Speedway

Saturday, March 5 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, March 12 Phoenix Raceway

Saturday, March 19 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Saturday, March 26 Circuit of The Americas

Saturday, April 2 Richmond Raceway

Friday, April 8 Martinsville Speedway

Saturday, April 23 Talladega Superspeedway

Saturday, April 30 Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 7 Darlington Raceway

Saturday, May 21 Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 28 Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, June 4 Portland International Raceway

Saturday, June 25 Nashville Superspeedway

Saturday, July 2 Road America

Saturday, July 9 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Saturday, July 16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Saturday, July 23 Pocono Raceway

Saturday, July 30 Indianapolis Road Course

Saturday, August 6 Michigan International Speedway

Saturday, August 20 Watkins Glen International

Friday, August 26 Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, September 3 Darlington Raceway

Saturday, September 10 Kansas Speedway

Friday, September 16 Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, September 24 Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, October 1 Talladega Superspeedway

Saturday, October 8 Charlotte Roval

Saturday, October 15 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, October 22 Homestead-Miami Speedway

Saturday, October 29 Martinsville Speedway

Saturday, November 5 Phoenix Raceway

2022 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Race / Track

Friday, Feb. 18 Daytona International Speedway

Friday, March 4 Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, March 19 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Saturday, March 26 Circuit of The Americas

Thursday, April 7 Martinsville Speedway

Saturday, April 16 Bristol Dirt

Friday, May 6 Darlington Raceway

Saturday, May 14 Kansas Speedway

Friday, May 20 Texas Motor Speedway

Friday, May 27 Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, June 4 World Wide Technology Raceway

Saturday, June 11 Sonoma Raceway

Saturday, June 18 Knoxville Raceway

Friday, June 24 Nashville Superspeedway

Saturday, July 9 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Saturday, July 23 Pocono Raceway

Friday, July 29 Lucas Oil Raceway

Saturday, Aug. 13 Richmond Raceway

Friday, Sept. 9 Kansas Speedway

Thursday, Sept. 15 Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 1 Talladega Superspeedway

Saturday, Oct. 22 Homestead-Miami Speedway

Friday, Nov. 4 Phoenix Raceway

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  • As a former Portlander, this makes me really happy 😊

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