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NASCAR Announces Start Times and Networks for 2021 Season

NASCAR News / NASCAR News
Date: Dec 10, 2020 - 07:12 PM
NASCAR Announces Start Times and Networks for 2021 Season


NASCAR, in collaboration with FOX Sports and NBC Sports, today announced 2021 race start times and networks for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons.

Twenty-three total races will air on FOX and NBC this year, a two-race increase over 2020. Eleven of those will air on FOX, including the first seven NASCAR Cup Series races of the season beginning with the DAYTONA 500 (Sunday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m. ET). The first premier series race on dirt since 1970 will also air live on FOX when the Cup Series rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway (Sunday, March 28, 3:30 p.m. ET).

Another 12 races will air on NBC, including the debut of the NASCAR Cup Series at Road America (Sunday, July 4, 2:30 p.m. ET). The NASCAR Cup Series Championship from Phoenix Raceway (Sunday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m. ET) highlights five NASCAR Cup Series playoff races airing on NBC.

Five NASCAR Xfinity Series tilts will air live on broadcast television in 2021, highlighted by the seriesí first visit of the season to Talladega Superspeedway (Saturday, Apr. 24, 4 p.m. ET, FOX) and three consecutive playoff races: the Charlotte Roval (Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. ET, NBC), Texas Motor Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m. ET, NBC) and Kansas Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. ET, NBC).



Martinsville Speedway will host a pair of primetime events in the spring with both the NASCAR Xfinity Series (Apr. 9, 8 p.m. ET, FS1) and NASCAR Cup Series (Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1) taking the green flag under the lights on consecutive evenings.



The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be primetime viewing 13 times in 2021, highlighted by the first-ever NASCAR race on the dirt at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, July 9 (9 p.m. ET, FS1).



Additionally, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series will take part in six Saturday day-night twin bills, including Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 20, 2:30 and 5 p.m. ET, FS1), COTA (May 22, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET, FS1) and the penultimate playoff races in both series at Martinsville (Oct. 30, 1 p.m. ET on FS1 and 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, respectively). A Saturday Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series double dip in Texas (June 12, 1 and 4 p.m. ET, FS1) will set the stage for FOX Sportsí NASCAR Cup Series finale, which will be the debut of All-Star festivities under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway (Sunday, June 13, 6 p.m. ET, FS1).



Finally, CNBC will be home to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International (Saturday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m. ET) as NBC Sports wraps up its coverage of the 2021 Olympics.



Complete times and network schedules for all three national series are below. All times eastern and schedule subject to change.





2021 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Start Time

Radio

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Clash (Daytona Road Course)

FS1

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thursday, Feb. 11

Duel at Daytona

FS1

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Feb. 14

DAYTONA 500

FOX

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Feb. 21

Daytona Road Course

FOX

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Feb. 28

Homestead-Miami

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 7

Las Vegas

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 14

Phoenix

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 21

Atlanta

FOX

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 28

Bristol Dirt

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 10

Martinsville

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, April 18

Richmond

FOX

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, April 25

Talladega

FOX

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 2

Kansas

FS1

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 9

Darlington

FS1

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 16

Dover

FS1

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 23

COTA

FS1

2:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 30

Charlotte

FOX

6:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 6

Sonoma

FS1

4:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 13

All-Star Open (Texas)

FS1

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 13

All-Star (Texas)

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 20

Nashville Superspeedway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 26

Pocono

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 27

Pocono

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, July 4

Road America

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, July 11

Atlanta

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, July 18

New Hampshire

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, August 8

Watkins Glen

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, August 15

Indianapolis Road Course

NBC

1:00 p.m.

IMS/SiriusXM

Sunday, August 22

Michigan

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 28

Daytona

NBC

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Sept. 5

Darlington

NBCSN

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Sept. 11

Richmond

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Sept. 18

Bristol

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Sept. 26

Las Vegas

NBCSN

7:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Oct. 3

Talladega

NBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Oct. 10

Charlotte Roval

NBC

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Oct. 17

Texas

NBC

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Oct. 24

Kansas

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Oct. 31

Martinsville

NBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Nov. 7

Phoenix

NBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM



2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Start Time

Radio

Saturday, Feb. 13

Daytona

FS1

5:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Feb. 20

Daytona Road Course

FS1

5:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Feb. 27

Homestead-Miami

FS1

4:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 6

Las Vegas

FS1

4:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 13

Phoenix

FS1

5:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 20

Atlanta

FS1

5:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Friday, April 9

Martinsville

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 24

Talladega

FOX

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 8

Darlington

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 15

Dover

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 22

COTA

FS1

4:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 29

Charlotte

FS1

1:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 5

Mid-Ohio

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 12

Texas

FS1

4:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 19

Nashville Superspeedway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 27

Pocono

NBCSN

Noon

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, July 3

Road America

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, July 10

Atlanta

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, July 17

New Hampshire

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 7

Watkins Glen

CNBC

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 14

Indianapolis Road Course

NBCSN

4:00 p.m.

IMS/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 21

Michigan

NBCSN

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, August 27

Daytona

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Sept. 4

Darlington

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Sept. 11

Richmond

NBCSN

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, Sept. 17

Bristol

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Sept. 25

Las Vegas

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 2

Talladega

NBCSN

4:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 9

Charlotte Roval

NBC

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 16

Texas

NBC

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 23

Kansas

NBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 30

Martinsville

NBCSN

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Nov. 6

Phoenix

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM




2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Start Time

Radio

Friday, Feb. 12

Daytona

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, Feb. 19

Daytona Road Course

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, March 5

Las Vegas

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 20

Atlanta

FS1

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 27

Bristol Dirt

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 17

Richmond

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 1

Kansas

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, May 7

Darlington

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 22

COTA

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, May 28

Charlotte

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 12

Texas

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, June 18

Nashville Superspeedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 26

Pocono

FS1

Noon

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, July 9

Knoxville (IA)

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 7

Watkins Glen

FS1

12:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, August 20

World Wide Technology Raceway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, Sept. 5

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thursday, Sept. 16

Bristol

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, Sept. 24

Las Vegas

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 2

Talladega

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, Oct. 30

Martinsville

FS1

1:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, Nov. 5

Phoenix

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM




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