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North Wilkesboro Speedway to host NASCAR All-Star Race weekend in 2023

The three-day NASCAR All-Star Race weekend ticket packages will go on sale later this year.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Speedway Motorsports and NASCAR announced Thursday that the NASCAR All-Star Race will be held at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway as part of NASCAR's 75th anniversary season. 

The three-day weekend event will take place May 19-21, 2023. 

"We couldn't have made this happen without tremendous support from so many people including Gov. Cooper, our state legislature, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and of course, the people of Wilkes County," Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith said. 

The announcement was made outside of the North Carolina Museum of History, with Governor Roy Cooper, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Steve O'Donnell joining Smith for the program. 

"Motorsports are critical to North Carolina's history, culture and economy, and our investments have helped to get the engines running again in places that needed revival," Gov. Cooper said. "North Wilkesboro Speedway is back and better than ever, and the All-Star Race will take it to new heights." 

NASCAR Hall of Famer and noted motorsports historian Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been a passionate supporter of the revitalization of North Wilkesboro Speedway. 

"Some of my best memories as a little boy were going to North Wilkesboro," Earnhardt said. "There's something special about it. I know the track, the fans, and the community will put on a show when we're back with the Cup cars for the All-Star race." 

Complete schedules for on-track competition and fan entertainment will be announced at a later date, as will the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race format. 

Three-day NASCAR All-Star Race weekend ticket packages will go on sale later this year. Fans can make a $25 donation to Speedway Children's Charities starting Friday at noon to reserve a spot on the priority-to-buy list. 

For more information or to "Join the Movement" e-mail list for the latest updates surrounding the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race, schedules and ticket information, fans can visit www.northwilkesborospeedway.com. 


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