Countdown to Green Pre-Race Coverage Gets Underway Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network Leading into Green Flag at Texas at 3:30 p.m. ET

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The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 begins this Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Denny Hamlin won last week’s Cup Series race in Bristol.


William Byron3036
Martin Truex Jr.3036
Denny Hamlin3032
Kyle Larson3023
Chris Buescher3021
Kyle Busch3019
Christopher Bell3016
Tyler Reddick3014
Ross Chastain3011
Brad Keselowski3011
Ryan Blaney3008
Bubba Wallace3000

Coverage of the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 in Texas will be presented Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network with Countdown to Green beginning pre-race coverage at 3 p.m. ET. NASCAR America post-race coverage will immediately follow the checkered flag at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock.

The Xfinity Series Playoffs begin Saturday with the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, with Countdown to Green getting underway at 3 p.m. ET.

Two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte will serve as analysts for the Cup Series and Xfinity Series races from Texas Motor Speedway with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick AllenMarty Snider, Dave Burns and Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters this weekend.

Snider will anchor pre- and post-race studio coverage with racing icon Kyle Petty and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty on Sunday from the Peacock Pit Box.

Burton (1997, 2007) and Earnhardt Jr. (2000) own Cup Series victories at Texas.

The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023 across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 4-5. 


  • AnalystsDale Earnhardt Jr.Jeff BurtonSteve Letarte
  • Play by PlayRick Allen
  • Pit ReportersDave BurnsKim Coon


  • HostMarty Snider
  • Analysts: Kyle PettyBrad Daugherty


  • TV – USA Network
  • Streaming –, NBC Sports app
DateCoveragePlatformTime (ET)
Sat., Sept. 23NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice &,
NBC Sports app
10:30 a.m.
 NASCAR Cup Series Practice & QualifyingUSA Network12:30 p.m.
 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity SeriesUSA Network3 p.m.
 NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300USA Network3:30 p.m.
 NASCAR America Post-Race – NASCAR Xfinity SeriesUSA Network6:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 24Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup SeriesUSA Network3 p.m.
 NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500USA Network3:30 p.m.
 NASCAR America Post-Race – NASCAR Cup SeriesUSA Network, Peacock7 p.m.

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