Update (Sept. 8): NASCAR confirmed the news Sept. 8 that the All-Star Race for the NASCAR Cup Series will be held at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2023.
The race will be part of a three-day weekend running May 19-21.
North Wilkesboro Speedway is slated to host the NASCAR Cup Series’ 2023 All-Star Race, multiple sources reported Sept. 7.
This comes after North Wilkesboro canceled its dirt events that were set to run in October.
The NASCAR Cup Series last ran at the short track in 1996, running 93 races in all.
Speedway Motorsports president Marcus Smith will make an announcement Thursday alongside North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Steve O’Donnell and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Carson Kvapil won the main event there last month, while Earnhardt placed third.
The All-Star Race was run at Texas Motor Speedway the last two years and Bristol Motor Speedway in 2020. Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted the event in 1985 and from 1987 through 2019.
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