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.
Charlene van Pelt was now known as Charlene Sixx.
Hyundai entered the series, fielding entries for Jocelyn van der Aart, Judith Pieete, and Inge Lamboliana.
Volvo entered the series, fielding a car for Danique Ekklisia.
Audi entered the series, fielding a car for Eveline Lotterer
Mercedes entered the series, fielding a car for Charlene Sixx.
Chevy ran both the Monte Carlo and Camaro.
The Taurus was retired from series competition.
Toyota and Lincoln expand their programs
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.
Daytona International Speedway
South Boston Speedway
America Today 320
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
MCR Brickyard 400
Utica Rome Speedway
Lucas Oil 300
Michigan Int'l Speedway
Phoenix Int'l Raceway
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Days of Thunder 300
Richmond Int'l Speedway
Chase for the Philips Cup Series Championship
Texas Motor Speedway
Larissa van der Voet
Jason Leffler 500
Larissa van der Voet
Famous Last Words 600
Joshua Michaels won the most races during the season, with three victories.
Jaime Pintor got the most pole positions, with three.
Three rookies won races this season.
Blake Hauschield became the first Canadian to win a Philips Cup Series race.
Max Power became the first Australian to win a Philips Cup Series race.
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