2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Schedule Released

NHRA 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.
“We are excited to see the return to Chicago to the NHRA schedule and everyone at Kalitta Motorsports is looking forward to a successful 2023 NHRA season,” said Chad Head, Kalitta Motorsports General Manager. “Our immediate focus is finishing the 2022 season with a Top Fuel and Funny Car championship. All three of our teams are in the Countdown and in a good position to make a run in this six-race playoff.”
The famed three-race NHRA Western Swing, will also have a new look for 2023. Following the longtime trip to Bandimere Speedway in Denver for the 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, followed by the Sonoma Nationals at scenic Sonoma Raceway on July 28-30.
The high stakes six-race 2023 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 Countdown competition finishes with the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals 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.
Full 2023 NHRA Season Schedule
March 9-12 – Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, * Gainesville, Fla.
March 24-26 – NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix
March 30-April 2 – Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.
April 14-16 – NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Las Vegas
April 28-30 – 13th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Charlotte
May 19-21 – Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago
June 2-4 – NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, N.H.
June 9-11 – NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.
June 22-25 – Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio
July 14-16 – NHRA Mile-High Nationals, Denver
July 21-23 – Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, Seattle
July 28-30 – Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 11-13 – Menards NHRA Nationals, Topeka, Kan.
Aug. 17-20 – Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 30-Sept. 4 – Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, ** Indianapolis
Sept. 14-17 – Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, Reading, Pa.
Sept. 22-24 – NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 – NHRA Midwest Nationals, St. Louis
Oct. 12-15 – Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas
Oct. 26-29 – NHRA Nevada Nationals, Las Vegas
Nov. 9-12 – NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.
* The race will also include the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout
** The race will also include the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car All-Star Callout