The 2022 Xfinity Series schedule is here. NASCAR issued a press release on Wednesday, Sept. 29, confirming the tracks and dates for the upcoming season and revealing one notable change. Portland International Raceway will replace the annual trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Athletic’s Jordan Bianchi reported on Saturday, September 25, that NASCAR was actively exploring holding a race at Portland International Raceway. The 1.964-mile road course has not hosted a NASCAR event since the Truck Series headed to the Pacific Northwest in 1999 and 2000. Now the Xfinity Series will head to Portland and put the track on full display once again. According to The Oregonian, this move to Portland is part of a three-year deal for NASCAR.
This June weekend will mark a unique move for the top three series in NASCAR. The Camping World Truck Series and the Cup Series will both head to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis, marking the first time that the Cup Series has raced at the track. Sending the Xfinity Series to Portland means that two series will make their debuts at classic tracks.
The Full 2022 Xfinity Series Schedule
|Daytona International Speedway||Saturday, February 19|
|Auto Club Speedway||Saturday, February 26|
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Saturday, March 5|
|Phoenix Raceway||Saturday, March 12|
|Atlanta Motor Speedway||Saturday, March 19|
|Circuit of the Americas||Saturday, March 26|
|Richmond Raceway||Saturday, April 2|
|Martinsville Speedway||Friday, April 8|
|Talladega Superspeedway||Saturday, April 23|
|Dover International Speedway||Saturday, April 30|
|Darlington Raceway||Saturday, May 7|
|Texas Motor Speedway||Saturday, May 21|
|Charlotte Motor Speedway||Saturday, May 28|
|Portland International Raceway||Saturday, June 4|
|Nashville Superspeedway||Saturday, June 25|
|Road America||Saturday, July 2|
|Atlanta Motor Speedway||Saturday, July 9|
|New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Saturday, July 16|
|Pocono Raceway||Saturday, July 23|
|Indianapolis Road Course||Saturday, July 30|
|Michigan International Speedway||Saturday, August 6|
|Watkins Glen International||Saturday, August 20|
|Daytona International Speedway||Friday, August 26|
|Darlington Raceway||Saturday, September 3|
|Kansas Speedway||Saturday, September 10|
|Bristol Motor Speedway||Friday, September 16|
|Texas Motor Speedway||Saturday, September 24|
|Talladega Superspeedway||Saturday, October 1|
|Charlotte Roval||Saturday, October 8|
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Saturday, October 15|
|Homestead-Miami Speedway||Saturday, October 22|
|Martinsville Speedway||Saturday, October 29|
|Phoenix Raceway||Saturday, November 5|
The 2022 Playoffs Feature Some Changes Like the Cup Series
The 2022 Xfinity Series season includes several familiar tracks and race weekends. For example, drivers such as Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger will join the Cup Series at Road America on the Fourth of July weekend. The playoffs, however, will have some slight changes that mirror the Cup Series schedule.
The battle for the championship race will kick off at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24. This schedule marks a change from 2021 when the drivers faced off for the first race of the Round of 12 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Sin City track will now move to the Round of Eight.
The other significant change is that Homestead-Miami Speedway is now back in the playoffs. The drivers will head to the Florida track in the middle of the Round of Eight to fight for a spot in the championship race before they cap off the round with a trip to Martinsville Speedway.