The fifth season for the Philips Cup Series is hosted by Robbert Pieete on his YouTube channel, Tasmandutch. It began with the KLM Shootout exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2013. The first points race was the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, held on February 25, 2013, and the final race was the Famous Last Words 600, held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on July 9, 2013.
Jocelyn van der Aart, Judith Pieete, Austin Ogo, Anne Batson, Jacob Winston, Jake Smith, Emily Michaels, Zack Austin, Devin Smith, Hannnah Hauschild, Steven Brind'Amour, Theo Stegall, Nick Caps, Dustin Caps, Jeremy Dube, Milly Black, Keith Black, Trey Spencer, Tyler Everest, Blake Hauschild, Catie Spencer, Danique Ekklisia, and Thijs van der Voet enter the series as rookies.
Avi Saks, Dillon White, Connor Breton, Chris Akin, Aaron Mason, Aaron Williams, Logan Smith, David Rochester, Mason Wood, Trevor Holt, Beth Black, Tyler Brown, Johnathan Thomen, Rob Bob, Dillon Delgado, Cameron Yetz, Paul Winters, Marshall Ritch, Gregory Coleman, Johanna Darcy, and Pichu London did not return for season 5 competition.
Former competitors Dilllon Young, Sam Young, and Jaime Pintor return to competition.
All other drivers swapped rides, with the exception of Ryan Anderson, Inge Lamboliana, Joshua Michaels, Hayden Kline, Dom Caps, Keith Batson, John Cittadino, Shawn Howell, Max Power, Beth Senese, Larissa van der Voet, Eline Suijten, John Andrews, Sam Brady, and Charlene Sixx.
The race schedule consisted of 20 races. South Boston replaces Bristol's race date. Bristol moves to race eighteen, during the Chase. Watkins Glen returns, replacing Road America. Utica-Rome, Zandvoort, Hockenhiemring, and Syracuse are added to the schedule. Silverstone, Calder Park, Pukekohe, and Mallala are dropped from the schedule. Dover and Zen Joltis swap race dates. Phoenix and Atlanta swap race dates. Richmond moves its date before Coca-Cola.