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

INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 29: Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Red Horse Racing Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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, February 19 Daytona
Saturday, February 26 Auto Club
Saturday, March 5 Las Vegas
Saturday, March 12 Phoenix
Saturday, March 19 Atlanta
Saturday, March 26 COTA
Saturday, April 2 Richmond
Friday, April 8 Martinsville
Saturday, April 23 Talladega
Saturday, April 30 Dover
Saturday, May 7 Darlington
Saturday, May 21 Texas
Saturday, May 28 Charlotte
Saturday, June 4 Portland International Raceway
Saturday, June 25 Nashville Superspeedway
Saturday, July 2 Road America
Saturday, July 9 Atlanta
Saturday, July 16 New Hampshire
Saturday, July 23 Pocono
Saturday, July 30 Indianapolis Road Course
Saturday, August 6 Michigan
Saturday, August 20 Watkins Glen
Friday, August 26 Daytona
Saturday, September 3 Darlington
Saturday, September 10 Kansas
Friday, September 16 Bristol
Saturday, September 24 Texas
Saturday, October 1 Talladega
Saturday, October 8 Charlotte Roval
Saturday, October 15 Las Vegas
Saturday, October 22 Homestead-Miami
Saturday, October 29 Martinsville
Saturday, November 5 Phoenix

 

2022 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

 

Date Race / Track
Friday, February 18 Daytona
Friday, March 4 Las Vegas
Saturday, March 19 Atlanta
Saturday, March 26 COTA
Thursday, April 7 Martinsville
Saturday, April 16 Bristol Dirt
Friday, May 6 Darlington
Saturday, May 14 Kansas
Friday, May 20 Texas
Friday, May 27 Charlotte
Saturday, June 4 World Wide Technology Raceway
Saturday, June 11 Sonoma
Saturday, June 18 Knoxville
Friday, June 24 Nashville Superspeedway
Saturday, July 9 Mid-Ohio
Saturday, July 23 Pocono
Friday, July 29 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Saturday, August 13 Richmond
Friday, September 9 Kansas
Thursday, September 15 Bristol
Saturday, October 1 Talladega
Saturday, October 22 Homestead-Miami
Friday, November 4 Phoenix