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2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule

For the second year in a row the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule didn't receive any significant changes. Once again there are no new race tracks on the calendar and there aren't any race tracks that have been removed. The only real changes to the 2013 schedule are a couple of minor races that have shuffled their dates.

For the second year in a row the biggest change to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series calendar involves the Kansas Speedway repaving project. Last year, in order to allow the new Kansas track surface the maximum amount of time to cure NASCAR moved the spring Kansas race earlier in the season and pushed the fall race deeper into the schedule. Now that the project is complete Kansas and Talladega both return to their traditional fall weekends on the calendar.

Both Kansas and Talladega will keep their Spring dates from 2012. Kansas will host the series on April 21st, 2013 while Talladega keeps its new date the first weekend in May. The October dates have switched back so Kansas' October 6th date puts it back to the fourth Chase race and Talladega moves deeper into the Chase. This year the biggest wildcard race in the Chase will run October 20th when Talladega hosts the sixth race in the Chase.

The entire rest of the Sprint Cup calendar remains essentially unchanged. The only other change at all is that in order to keep the first Martinsville race as the first Sunday in April the traditional NASCAR sprint open weekend will come before the Martinsville race instead of after it like it did in 2012.

The other open weekend on the 2013 schedule is July 21st right before ESPN takes over the coverage for the the Brickyard 400.

After the break is the complete 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.

Date TV Race Track
Feb. 16 Fox Sprint Unlimited Daytona
Feb. 21 SPEED Budweiser Duel at Daytona Daytona
Feb. 24 Fox Daytona 500 Daytona
Mar. 3 Fox Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix
Mar. 10 Fox Kobalt Tools 400 Las Vegas
Mar. 17 Fox Food City 500 Bristol
Mar. 24 Fox Auto Club 400 Auto Club (California)
Mar. 31 OPEN OPEN WEEKEND
Apr. 7 Fox Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville
Apr. 13 Fox Samsung Mobile 500 Texas
Apr. 21 Fox STP 400 Kansas
Apr. 27 Fox Capital City 400 Richmond
May. 5 Fox Aaron's 499 Talladega
May. 11 Fox Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington
May. 18 SPEED NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Charlotte
May. 26 Fox Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte
Jun. 2 Fox FedEx 400 Dover
Jun. 9 TNT Pocono 400 Pocono
Jun. 16 TNT Quicken Loans 400 Michigan
Jun. 23 TNT Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sonoma
Jun. 29 TNT Quaker State 400 Kentucky
Jul. 6 TNT Coke Zero 400 Daytona
Jul. 14 TNT LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Loudon
Jul. 21 OPEN OPEN WEEKEND
Jul. 28 ESPN Brickyard 400 Indianapolis
Aug. 4 ESPN GoBowling.com 400 Pocono
Aug. 11 ESPN Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen Watkins Glen
Aug. 18 ESPN Pure Michigan 400 Michigan
Aug. 24 ABC Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol
Sep. 1 ESPN AdvoCare 500 Atlanta
Sep. 7 ABC Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond
Sep. 15 ESPN GEICO 400 Chicagoland
Sep. 22 ESPN Sylvania 300 Loudon
Sep. 29 ESPN AAA 400 Dover
Oct. 6 ESPN Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas
Oct. 12 ABC Bank of America 500 Charlotte
Oct. 20 ESPN Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Talladega
Oct. 27 ESPN TUMS Fast Relief 500 Martinsville
Nov. 3 ESPN AAA Texas 500 Texas
Nov. 10 ESPN AdvoCare 500 Phoenix
Nov. 17 ESPN Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead

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