NASCAR Announces Start Times and Networks for 2021 Season

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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 series’ 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 Sports’ 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

DateLocationNetworkStart TimeRadio
Tuesday, Feb. 9Clash (Daytona Road Course)FS17:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, Feb. 11Duel at DaytonaFS17:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Feb. 14DAYTONA 500FOX2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Feb. 21Daytona Road CourseFOX3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Feb. 28Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 7Las VegasFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 14PhoenixFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 21AtlantaFOX3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 28Bristol DirtFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 10MartinsvilleFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 18RichmondFOX3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 25TalladegaFOX2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 2KansasFS13:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 9DarlingtonFS13:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 16DoverFS12:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 23COTAFS12:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 30CharlotteFOX6:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 6SonomaFS14:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 13All-Star Open (Texas)FS16:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 13All-Star (Texas)FS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 20Nashville SuperspeedwayNBCSN3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 26PoconoNBCSN3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 27PoconoNBCSN3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 4Road AmericaNBC2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 11AtlantaNBCSN3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 18New HampshireNBCSN3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 8Watkins GlenNBCSN3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 15Indianapolis Road CourseNBC1:00 p.m.IMS/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 22MichiganNBCSN3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 28DaytonaNBC7:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Sept. 5DarlingtonNBCSN6:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Sept. 11RichmondNBCSN7:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Sept. 18BristolNBCSN7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Sept. 26Las VegasNBCSN7:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Oct. 3TalladegaNBC2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Oct. 10Charlotte RovalNBC2:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Oct. 17TexasNBC2:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Oct. 24KansasNBCSN3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Oct. 31MartinsvilleNBC2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Nov. 7PhoenixNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

DateLocationNetworkStart TimeRadio
Saturday, Feb. 13DaytonaFS15:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Feb. 20Daytona Road CourseFS15:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Feb. 27Homestead-MiamiFS14:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 6Las VegasFS14:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 13PhoenixFS15:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 20AtlantaFS15:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Friday, April 9MartinsvilleFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 24TalladegaFOX4:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 8DarlingtonFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 15DoverFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 22COTAFS14:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 29CharlotteFS11:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 5Mid-OhioFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 12TexasFS14:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 19Nashville SuperspeedwayNBCSN3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 27PoconoNBCSNNoonMRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 3Road AmericaNBC2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 10AtlantaNBCSN3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 17New HampshireNBCSN3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 7Watkins GlenCNBC4:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 14Indianapolis Road CourseNBCSN4:00 p.m.IMS/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 21MichiganNBCSN3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, August 27DaytonaNBCSN7:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Sept. 4DarlingtonNBCSN3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Sept. 11RichmondNBCSN2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, Sept. 17BristolNBCSN7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Sept. 25Las VegasNBCSN7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 2TalladegaNBCSN4:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 9Charlotte RovalNBC3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 16TexasNBC3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 23KansasNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 30MartinsvilleNBCSN6:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Nov. 6PhoenixNBCSN8:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

DateLocationNetworkStart TimeRadio
Friday, Feb. 12DaytonaFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, Feb. 19Daytona Road CourseFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, March 5Las VegasFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 20AtlantaFS12:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 27Bristol DirtFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 17RichmondFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 1KansasFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 7DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 22COTAFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 28CharlotteFS18:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 12TexasFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, June 18Nashville SuperspeedwayFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 26PoconoFS1NoonMRN/SiriusXM
Friday, July 9Knoxville (IA)FS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 7Watkins GlenFS112:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, August 20World Wide Technology RacewayFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, Sept. 5Canadian Tire Motorsports ParkFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, Sept. 16BristolFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, Sept. 24Las VegasFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 2TalladegaFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, Oct. 30MartinsvilleFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, Nov. 5PhoenixFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
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