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October 25, 2023

NASCAR Champion’s Week set for Nashville return

The scene from the 2022 NASCAR Awards at the Music City Center in Nashville
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NASCAR’s Diamond Anniversary culminates with the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Craftsman Truck Series returning to Nashville on Nov. 29 and 30 to close out the 75th anniversary season and honor each series champion.

The 2023 NASCAR Awards will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Music City Center to formally honor the 2023 champions from all three NASCAR national series. For the first time in Nashville, NASCAR will also recognize the champions from the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, ARCA Menards Series West and NASCAR International Series on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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“As we continue to commemorate our diamond anniversary, there is no other place we’d rather return for our end of the year celebration than Music City,” said Pete Jung, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at NASCAR. “We are ecstatic to bring Champion’s Week back to Nashville for a fourth year. The energy of this city never goes unnoticed and the fans’ dedication for our sport never fails.”

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, NASCAR will initiate two new fan activations: NASCAR House and NASCAR Champion Car Parade. NASCAR House will take place in the city center on 5th and Broadway from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. CT. The NASCAR Champion Car Parade will take to the street of Broadway from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CT. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

The formal postseason Awards is a tradition that stretches back to 1981, when the event was held in New York City. It relocated to Las Vegas in 2009 and then called Nashville its home for the first time in 2019. The engagement loosely coincided with the return of NASCAR racing to the area, with the Cup Series making an annual visit to Nashville Superspeedway every year since 2021.

More details regarding the schedule of events and tickets will become available in the coming weeks, organizers said.