Earlier this year, Speedway Motorsports announced that North Wilkesboro would host two months of racing in 2022 featuring multiple lower racing series, first in August on pavement and then again in October on a dirt surface.
On Wednesday, the company tasked with running the racing events at the track — XR Events — confirmed the cancellation of the planned October dirt races.
Sources said NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports have determined the current surface on the 0.625-mile track is sufficient to use for NASCAR national series competition now, which would allow it to play host to the 2023 All-Star Race for the Cup Series.
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Speedway Motorsports’ exact announcement tomorrow is not yet clear, but it comes after Fox Sports signaled that it wants to see NASCAR’s All-Star Race shifted to grassroots tracks.
🔲 The announcement will be in North Carolina, where SM’s owned short track is North Wilkesboro. pic.twitter.com/iTktM56Xec
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) September 7, 2022
Statement from XR Events CEO Barry Braun on the cancelation of October’s dirt racing events at North Wilkesboro Speedway: pic.twitter.com/ZZ1D3xUX5h
— Racetrack Revival North Wilkesboro (@RTRevival) September 7, 2022