NHRA 2023 Camping World Drag Racing Schedule
Return to Route 66 Raceway
NHRA officials today announced the details of the full 2023 Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, which will include a pair of Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout races in Gainesville and Indianapolis, as well as a return to the fan-favorite Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
NHRA previously released the dates for the first four events of the 2023 season, including the must-see opener, the 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on March 9-12. The series also makes a highly-anticipated return back to Route 66 Raceway just outside of Chicago for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance on May 19-21. Tickets for the Chicago race will go on sale in October. Considered one of the top facilities on the tour, the track will host its first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series race since 2019, one of many thrilling highlights for the upcoming season.
“We are thrilled to release our full schedule for the 2023 season, which will bring incredible racing action to tracks all across the country,” NHRA President Glen Cromwell said. “We’re proud of everyone involved who worked so hard to get Route 66 Raceway back on our schedule. Starting with what will be an incredible kickoff in Gainesville, there are lot of exciting moments to look forward to next year. We appreciate our fans, race teams, track partners and sponsors who all helped to put the 2023 plan in place.”
After previously announced races in Gainesville, which will also feature the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, the final event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix on March 24-26, the 63rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona Raceway on March 30-April 2 and the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on April 14-16 in Las Vegas, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will visit state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway for the annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte on April 28-30.
NHRA then heads to Route 66 Raceway in May, leading into back-to-back races at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., and Bristol Dragway on June 2-4 and June 9-11. The annual stop to Thunder Valley will take place a week earlier in 2023, giving teams a race weekend off before the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on June 22-25.
That leads into the famed three-race NHRA Western Swing, which will also have a new look for 2023. Following the longtime trip to Bandimere Speedway in Denver for the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals on July 14-16 to kick off the Western Swing, the middle event in the intense three-race trek will now be the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle on July 21-23. After a three-year hiatus, the NHRA returned to the track in 2022. With Seattle falling as the middle race in 2023 and the Western Swing finale, the DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals will take place at scenic Sonoma Raceway on July 28-30.
From there, teams will have back-to-back races at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan. for the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor and Brainerd International Raceway for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Aug. 11-13 and Aug. 17-20. The regular season concludes with the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, highlighted by the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car All-Star Callout.
The high stakes six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs will kick off with three straight racing weekends, starting with the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sept. 14-17 and continuing at zMAX Dragway on Sept. 22-24 and then the annual event at World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis on Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
The intense Countdown competition finishes with the Texas NHRA FallNationals on Oct. 12-15 at Texas Motorplex, the second race of the season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 26-29 and the NHRA Finals in Pomona on Nov. 9-12, where champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Fans may renew or purchase their tickets for the 2023 season at https://www.nhra.com/schedule/2023. Details on class schedules for Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, and specialty series like the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon and Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown will be announced soon.
All races during the 2023 NHRA will be aired exclusively on FOX Sports, with select events on the FOX broadcast network. For more information on NHRA, please visit www.nhra.com.
2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Schedule
54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL
The race will also include the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout.
38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Phoenix
March 30-April 2
63rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com
Pomona Raceway, Pomona, CA
23rd annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas
13th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
zMAX Dragway, Charlotte
23rd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance
Route 66 Raceway, Chicago
10th annual NHRA New England Nationals
New England Dragway, Epping, N.H.
22nd annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
17th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
43rd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals
Bandimere Speedway, Denver
34th annual Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways, Seattle
35th annual DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.
34th annual Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor
Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kan.
41st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 30-Sept. 4
69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals
Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis
The race will also include the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car All-Star Callout.
COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
38th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA
15th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals
zMAX Dragway, Charlotte.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
12th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals
World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis
38th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas Motorplex, Dallas
23rd annual NHRA Nevada Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas
58th annual NHRA Finals
Pomona Raceway, Pomona, CA
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