1983 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series
The 1983 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season began on February 19 and ended on October 30. Sam Ard won the championship at season's end.
The Goody's 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway. Sam Ard won the pole.
The Eastern 150 was held February 26 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway.
The Coca-Cola 200 was held March 5 at North Carolina Motor Speedway.
The Mello Yello 200 was held March 13 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
The Holly Farms Fried Chicken 3-99 was held April 3 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
The WDVA 200 was held April 16 at South Boston Speedway.
The Coca-Cola 200 was held April 30 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
The Hampton Chevrolet 250 was held May 7 at Langley Speedway.
The Sportsman 200 was held May 14 at Dover Downs International Speedway.
The Southeastern 150 was held May 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Charlotte Mello Yello 300 was held May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt's win was the first NASCAR national series win for All Star Racing, owned by Charlotte auto dealer Rick Hendrick and car builder Robert Gee (whose daughter ironically had divorced Earnhardt; Earnhardt's younger son is the grandson of Gee).
Earnhardt was born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the son of Brenda Lorraine (née Gee; born January 2, 1952) and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. His maternal grandfather, Robert Gee, Sr., was a NASCAR car builder. He is of part German ancestry.
The Busch 200 was held June 4 at South Boston Speedway.
The Shoney's 200 was held June 11 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
The L.D. Swain & Son 200 was held June 18 at Orange County Speedway.
The Rose's Stores 200 was held June 25 at South Boston Speedway.