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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series playoffs begin Sunday, Sept. 20, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the MyAFibRisk.com 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. NBCSN airs the race beginning at 3pm ET. It’s the second year of the elimination format, as the Chase Grid of 16 drivers gets reduced by four after every three races. Four drivers will be eligible to win the Sprint Cup championship in the season finale, with the race’s highest finisher taking the season title. NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Challenger 16 1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Kyle Busch 3. … Continue reading
In a short amount of time, NBC Sports has filled out its front row with the big three auto-racing leagues. NBCSN (then Versus) began its IndyCar coverage in 2009, then picked up Formula One rights starting in 2013. This month, NBC is back in the NASCAR game for the first time since 2006, effectively making its networks the top destinations for race fans and giving NASCAR a cross-promotional boost with NBC’s Sunday primetime NFL games. As part of a 10-year, $4.4 billion deal, NBC Sports airs the last 20 Sprint Cup races each season, including all of the Chase for … Continue reading
A big day of auto racing wraps up with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. FOX airs the race on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 6pm ET. Pole winner Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more top stars try to outlast each other at NASCAR’s longest race. There will be many tributes to U.S. armed forces service members and veterans throughout the 600 Miles of Remembrance festivities for the Memorial Day weekend race. The NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 wraps … Continue reading
This non-points NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown exhibition on Friday, May 15, features two 20-lap segments, with the winners of each gaining entry into Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The winner of the Sprint Fan Vote, who also gets an automatic entry into the All-Star Race, will also be announced. FOX Sports 1 has coverage of the Sprint Showdown beginning at 7pm ET. The 31st NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 16, with the winner receiving a $1 million prize. This year’s event has an expanded field of eligible drivers, and the first … Continue reading
NASCAR Sprint Cup teams return to Daytona International Speedway for the 2015 Daytona 500, Sunday, Feb. 22, beginning at 1pm ET on FOX. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 2014 Daytona 500 after a lengthy rain delay. Top contenders include Ryan Newman, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and 2014 Cup champion Kevin Harvick. Jeff Gordon starts the race on the pole in his final season as a full-time driver. Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for his legal situation. Regan Smith will drive the No. 41. Kyle Busch will also miss the Daytona 500 after a … Continue reading
2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series TV schedule on FOX Sports 1 and FOX begins Friday, Feb. 20, with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. FOX Sports 1 airs the race live at 7:30pm ET. FOX Sports 1 airs the Truck Series all season long (the Oct. 24 race at Talladega airs on FOX). Full 2015 Truck Series TV schedule below. ALSO SEE: 2015 NASCAR TV schedule on FOX, FOX Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TV schedule on FOX, FOX Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series TV schedule 2015 NASCAR … Continue reading
The 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series (formerly Nationwide Series) season begins Saturday, Feb. 21, with the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on FOX Sports 1. Full XFINITY Series schedule below: ALSO SEE: 2015 NASCAR TV schedule on FOX, FOX Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN for the Sprint Cup Series, XFINITY Series (formerly Nationwide Series) and Camping World Truck Series. 2015 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES TV SCHEDULE Schedule subject to change. Date/Race/Track/TV Network/Race Start Time (ET) Feb. 21 Alert Today Florida 300/Daytona International Speedway FS1 3:30pm Feb. 28 Hisense 250/Atlanta Motor Speedway FS1 2pm March 7 Boyd Gaming 300/Las Vegas … Continue reading
Speedweeks at Daytona begins the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and first up is the Sprint Unlimited non-points exhibition (Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8pm ET on FOX) at Daytona International Speedway featuring last year’s Chase drivers and pole winners, plus past Sprint Unlimited winners and past Daytona 500 pole winners. Fan vote determines the starting grid. On Sunday, Feb. 15, FOX airs Daytona 500 Qualifying beginning at 1pm ET. FOX Sports 1 airs the Budweiser Duels at Daytona on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7pm ET. Then the 2015 Sprint Cup season really begins with with the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 22, at … Continue reading
2015 NASCAR TV schedule on FOX, FOX Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN for the Sprint Cup Series, XFINITY Series (formerly Nationwide Series) and Camping World Truck Series. NASCAR embraces change as much as it does tradition, and 2015 is no exception as the sport implements ways to cut teams’ costs while improving competition and the fan experience. Here’s what’s new at the races: New Schedule Atlanta is now the site of the Cup Series’ second race of the season, and Darlington moves back to its traditional Labor Day weekend date. There will be a new “West Coast swing” with consecutive … Continue reading
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup comes down to four finalists (or in NASCAR marketing parlance, the “Championship 4”) at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3pm ET on ESPN. Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman are eligible to win the season title, and the driver with the best finish in this race wins the championship. It will be interesting to see what kind of chicanery there is among the teams to help or hinder the Championship 4, and what kind of fisticuffs will ensue, because only chicanery and fisticuffs … Continue reading