Lucas Oil Raceway to host Truck Race again, full NXS/Truck Series schedules released on Wednesday

NASCAR today announced the 2022 schedules for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, slates that feature exciting – and significant – adjustments for race fans.

For the first time since 2000, a NASCAR national series will return to the twists and turns of Portland International Raceway when the Xfinity Series heads to the Pacific Northwest on June 4. The 1.964-mile 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. That race is a replacement for Mid-Ohio which in turn gets a Truck Series date on July 9. That’s a track that hosted the NASCAR Xfinity Series on an annual basis from 2013 – 2021.

In addition, the Camping World Truck Series will return to wine country’s Sonoma Raceway for the first time since 1998, joining the Cup Series for a weekend doubleheader (June 11). That race was added due to the annual stop to Las Vegas in the Fall being left off due to that weekend being moved up to September and a TV window not being open there anymore.

Similarly, the Camping World Truck Series will renew its beating and banging brand of racing when it returns to the .686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the first time since 2011. The July 29 event will serve as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs opener and offer drivers the first chance to clinch a spot in the Round of 8. The event is part of a jam-packed weekend of racing in 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, respectively.

In coordination with today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule release, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis is excited to announce the return of NASCAR to the schedule on Friday, July 29, 2022.

For the first time since 2011, a NASCAR national touring series event will race at the 0.686-mile oval located in Brownsburg, Indiana.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome back NASCAR and the Camping World Truck Series to Lucas Oil Raceway in 2022,” said Kasey Coler, general manager of Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.  “The Truck Series has celebrated many exciting finishes in its history at the track and we can’t wait to add to that history beginning next year.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuted at the track formerly known as Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1995, with Mike Skinner winning the inaugural race from the pole.  Over the course of 17 races between 1995 and 2011, drivers such as Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Austin Dillon, Matt Crafton and more made Truck Series starts at Lucas Oil Raceway.

NASCAR arrived for the first time at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in 1982 with the Grand National (now Xfinity) Series, with stars like Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip and more competing at the Indiana short track across a 30-year period.

Riding the momentum from a 2021 oval season which enjoyed successful events such as the Superstar Racing Experience, Carb Night Classic, Thursday Night Thunder Homecoming, and Hoosier Classic, NASCAR’s return to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis will further bolster an exciting 2022 schedule.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, July 29 will kick off a premier week of auto racing action in Indianapolis, bringing NASCAR’s three national touring series to town for the first time in more than a decade. 

Tickets to the NASCAR race at Lucas Oil Raceway will go on-sale on Wednesday, October 27th, and additional race announcements are forthcoming to add to this already exciting weekend. Reserved seats will be $45 apiece and general admission tickets will cost $35 apiece – plus kids 12 and under receive FREE general admission with a paying adult!

“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.”

Kansas Speedway (Sept. 9) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Oct. 22) will trim the Playoffs field as that gets an overhaul. IRP, Richmond and Kansas make up the first round while Bristol, Talladega and Homestead will be Round 2. Phoenix closes things out.

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.

Once again, both series will open the season on consecutive days at the ‘World Center of Racing,’ 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.

Broadcast times and networks for all three series will be announced at a later date.

Below are the full 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedules (Playoff races in bold font):



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



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

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