ARCA Racing Series East & West Schedules Announced For 2023 Season

Story By: ARCA – TOLEDO, OH – The 2023 schedules for the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West have been finalized, with eight races slated for the East Series and 12 set for the West Series.

The 2023 West Series schedule will begin at Phoenix Raceway on March 10 with a combination race with the ARCA Menards Series. The 2023 East Series schedule will commence with the series’ sixth visit to the historic Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, on March 25.

The highlights:

  • The East Series schedule is comprised of four stand-alone races and four combination races with the ARCA Menards Series.
  • East Series stand-alone races will be at Five Flags Speedway, Dover Motor Speedway, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, and, for the first time, Flat Rock Speedway in Carleton, Michigan, outside of Detroit.
  • Flat Rock Speedway hosted 56 ARCA Menards Series races from 1953-2000, and at just a quarter mile, it is the shortest track on the East Series’ 2023 schedule.
  • The East Series season concludes with four consecutive combination events with the ARCA Menards Series at Iowa Speedway, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, The Milwaukee Mile and Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • The East Series race at Dover will be part of a conjunction weekend with the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, while the races at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, The Milwaukee Mile and Bristol Motor Speedway will all be same-day doubleheaders with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
  • Irwindale Speedway in suburban Los Angeles will again host a pair of West Series races on April 1 and July 1.
    Madera Speedway, just northwest of Fresno in California, returns to the schedule for the first time since 2009.
  • Shasta Speedway, located two hours north of Sacramento, returns to the West Series calendar for the first time since 2015.
  • Traditional West Series events at Kern County Raceway Park, Sonoma Raceway, Evergreen Speedway, All American Speedway and The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway all return.
  • As it has since 2019, Phoenix Raceway will host the West Series season finale on Nov. 3, part of NASCAR Championship Weekend at the one-mile desert oval.
  • West Series races at Phoenix, Sonoma and The Bullring at Las Vegas will be in conjunction with NASCAR National Series races.


2023 ARCA Menards Series East schedule

Date Track
March 25 Five Flags Speedway
April 28 Dover Motor Speedway
May 13 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
May 20 Flat Rock Speedway
July 15 Iowa Speedway
Aug. 11 Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
Aug. 27 The Milwaukee Mile
Sept. 14 Bristol Motor Speedway


2023 ARCA Menards Series West schedule

Date Track
March 10 Phoenix Raceway
April 1 Irwindale Speedway
April 22 Kern County Raceway Park
June 2 Portland International Raceway
June 9 Sonoma Raceway
July 1 Irwindale Speedway
July 29 Shasta Speedway
Aug. 19 Evergreen Speedway
Sept. 30 All American Speedway
Oct. 13 The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Oct. 21 Madera Speedway
Nov. 3 Phoenix Raceway

(All dates are tentative and subject to change.)

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