NASCAR Whelen Euro Series presents the 2023 calendar: Germany is back!

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series presents the 2023 calendar: Germany is back!
Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will host six rounds in 2023 – Germany returns to the calendar, Finland becomes home to ice racing

DateEventLocationCountry
March 4-5Arctic Ice RaceRovaniemiFinland
May 6-7NASCAR GP SpainCircuit Ricardo TormoSpain
June 17-18NASCAR GP UKBrands Hatch Indy CircuitUK
July 8-9NASCAR GP ItalyAutodromo di VallelungaItaly
August 26-27NASCAR GP CzechiaAutodrom MostCzech Republic
September 23-24NASCAR GP GermanyOscherslebenGermany
October 14-15NASCAR GP BelgiumCircuit ZolderBelgium
TBDAll Star RaceAutomotodrom GrobnikCroatia

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) has unveiled the calendar for the 2023 season. The upcoming year consists of a total of eight events, six of which count towards the overall standings. Two events are so-called all-star races that do not award points for the championship. In addition, Germany is back on the calendar: the race will be held at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in the 2023 season. 

The regular season consists of a total of five events, after which the two worst results of each driver are dropped. The first event is traditionally Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain (May 6 and 7). After the season opener, things get very exciting for NASCAR in Europe: First, a Next Gen car from the USA will be entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and just one week later the NWES will race at Brands Hatch (June 17 and 18). The following weekend, NASCAR will present itself at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

The regular NWES schedule continues in July, with the Autodromo di Vallelunga in Italy welcoming the European NASCAR series on July 8 and 9. After the summer break, EuroNASCAR travels to the Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic before Germany makes its comeback. Oschersleben is the venue for the regular-season finale, after which the drivers may apply the strike results. Belgium’s Circuit Zolder (October 14 and 15) returns as the finale. Double points will be awarded at the final race of the season. 

Even before the start of the 2023 NWES season, a highly interesting event will take place in Finland. After a successful test in France, the series ventures to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus, for an all-star race on ice. The event will take place on March 4 and 5, with the format to be announced. Automotodrom Grobnik will be home to another All-Star race, but the date for that event has not yet been set.

André Wiegold