What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Nashville race

After a one-week hiatus, the NASCAR Cup Series is back. This time, it’s headed to the home of country music: Nashville.

The Ally 400, held at Nashville Speedway, is only in its second year of existence. But if last year was any indication, it should make for an enthralling experience.

Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson was dominant on the egg-shaped track last year, leading 264 of the race’s 300 laps en route to victory. It was his fourth Cup Series win of the season and served as further evidence of Larson’s growing prominence in motorsports. And unsurprisingly, it was a taste of what was to come for Larson, who notched his first Cup Series championship in 2021.

Who will make Nashville Speedway their playground this season? Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott holds the lead in Cup Series points so far. But it’s a slim margin — four racers sit within 30 points of tying Elliott, including past winners Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. The results of the Ally 400 may play a big role in determining who hoists the Bill France Cup come the end of the season.

MORE: Watch NASCAR at Nashville live with fuboTV (free trial)

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Sunday’s race, including TV channel and start time.

What channel is the NASCAR race on today?

  • TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN3/5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

For the first time this season, NBC will carry the U.S. broadcast of a Cup Series race. The Ally 400 will be televised on NBC in the U.S., while Canadian viewers can find Sunday’s race on TSN3 and TSN5.

Rick Allen will lead NBC’s Cup Series coverage, providing lap-by-lap coverage. He’ll be joined by a pair of racing veterans: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton, both of whom will offer occasional musings. Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte will also provide additional analysis from the booth.

NBC is manning Cup Series coverage from now until the end of the Cup Series playoffs, with races scheduled to be broadcast on NBC and USA Network. Races will also be streamed on Peacock as well as fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

What time does the NASCAR race at Nashville start?

Sunday’s race will begin at 5 p.m. ET, though the green flag is expected to be waved at 5:23 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Time TV Radio
June 26 Ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 5 p.m. NBC MRN
July 3 Kwik Trip 250 Road America 3 p.m. USA MRN
July 10 Quaker State 400 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USA PRN
July 17 Ambetter 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USA PRN
July 24 Explore the Pocono Mountains 500 Pocono Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN
July 31 Verizon 200 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3 p.m. NBC IMS Radio
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 27 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Time TV  Radio
Sept. 4 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. USA PRN
Sept. 25 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. USA PRN
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 9 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN


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