The Cup Series All-Star Race will serve as the main event of the weekend at North Wilkesboro Speedway, but the Craftsman Truck Series will help set the stage. The drivers will battle in a points-paying race while trying to secure a spot in the playoffs at a historic short track.
One of the other big changes for the 2023 season is the move to only one dirt race. The 2022 season featured the Truck Series drivers battling at Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt) and Knoxville Raceway (dirt). Now they will only take on one dirt race due to some other changes to the schedule.
One other interesting change is the removal of the trip to Sonoma Raceway. The Truck Series returned to the California road course during the 2022 season, marking the first race at the track since 1998. However, this addition was only a one-year shake-up as the Truck Series will instead be in the middle of a break. The Xfinity Series will make its first-ever trip to Sonoma Raceway while serving as the support series for the race weekend.
The 2023 Camping World Truck Series Schedule
|Daytona International Speedway||Friday, February 17|
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Friday, March 3|
|Atlanta Motor Speedway||Saturday, March 18|
|Circuit of the Americas||Saturday, March 25|
|Texas Motor Speedway||Saturday, April 1|
|Bristol Motor Speedway (Dirt)||Saturday, April 8|
|Martinsville Speedway||Friday, April 14|
|Kansas Speedway||Saturday, May 6|
|Darlington Raceway||Friday, May 12|
|North Wilkesboro Speedway||Saturday, May 20|
|Charlotte Motor Speedway||Friday, May 26|
|World Wide Technology Raceway||Saturday, June 3|
|Nashville Superspeedway||Friday, June 23|
|Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||Saturday, July 8|
|Pocono Raceway||Saturday, July 22|
|Richmond Raceway||Saturday, July 29|
|Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis||Friday, August 11|
|Milwaukee Mile||Sunday, August 27|
|Kansas Speedway||Friday, September 8|
|Bristol Motor Speedway||Thursday, September 14|
|Talladega Superspeedway||Saturday, September 30|
|Homestead-Miami Speedway||Saturday, October 21|
|Phoenix Raceway||Friday, November 3|
A Wisconsin Track Returns After More Than a Decade
There are multiple tracks that remain in the same place on the schedule for the 2023 season. This includes Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Kansas Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Phoenix Raceway.
The opening round of the playoffs will feature a new track for a rare Sunday race. The Craftsman Truck Series drivers will take on the Milwaukee Mile on August 27 while battling for a secure spot in the Round of Eight.
The one-mile track in Wisconsin was a mainstay in the Truck Series and Xfinity Series for several years dating back to the 1980s (Xfinity Series). The Truck Series drivers, in particular, first competed at the track in 1995 and continued to do so through the end of the 2009 season.
Mike Skinner won the first race while such names as Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch also visited Victory Lane. Johnny Benson Jr. enjoyed the most success while winning three straight races in 2006, 2007, and 2008 while Ron Hornaday won the final Truck Series race at Milwaukee.