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The 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series season starts at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 20, with the Powershares QQQ 300 on FS1. The new playoff elimination system for the Xfinity Series will determine this season’s champion. Twelve drivers will be eligible for the seven-race, three-round Xfinity Series Chase which begins Sept. 24 at Kentucky Speedway. FS1 and FOX air the first half of the Xfinity Series season, with NBCSN and NBC airing the second half. Due to the Summer Olympics, CNBC and USA Network air three races in August. 2016 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES TV SCHEDULE Schedule subject to change. Date/Race/Track/TV Network/Race Start Time (ET) … Continue reading
The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season starts at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 19, with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on FS1. The new playoff elimination system for the Truck Series will determine this season’s champion. Eight drivers will be eligible for the seven-race, three-round Truck Series Chase which begins Sept. 24 at New Hampshire. The Truck Series will also have a new “caution clock” in which a yellow flag will fly for a competition caution if 20 minutes of continuous green-flag racing pass. Truck Series races remain on FS1 and FOX with incoming play-by-play announcer Vince Welch. 2016 NASCAR … Continue reading
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season starts with the “Great American Race,” the Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 21, on FOX. Top contenders include Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Chase Elliott is the youngest driver ever to start the Daytona 500 in the pole position. Recently retired driver Jeff Gordon joins Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the FOX broadcast booth. Here’s what else is new at the races in 2016: So Long, Smoke Gordon had … Continue reading
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2016 TV schedule on FOX Sports and NBC Sports Schedule subject to change. Date/Race/Track/TV Network/Race Start Time (ET) Feb. 13 Sprint Unlimited/Daytona International Speedway FOX 8pm Feb. 14 Daytona 500 Qualifying/Daytona International Speedway FOX 1pm Feb. 18 Can-Am Duels/Daytona International Speedway FS1 7pm Feb. 21 Daytona 500/Daytona International Speedway FOX 1pm Feb. 28 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500/Atlanta Motor Speedway FOX 1pm March 6 Kobalt 400/Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX 3:30pm March 13 Good Sam 500/Phoenix International Raceway FOX 3:30pm March 20 Auto Club 400/Auto Club Speedway FOX 3:30pm April 3 STP 500/Martinsville Speedway FS1 1pm April 9 … Continue reading
The 2016 NASCAR season opens with Speedweeks at newly renovated Daytona International Speedway. Here’s a rundown of major Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events at Daytona Feb. 13-21 on FS1 and FOX, culminating in the Sprint Cup Daytona 500: Saturday, Feb. 13 The Sprint Unlimited FOX, 8pm ET The first event of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, the non-points Sprint Unlimited is a 75-lap race featuring a field of 25 drivers made up of 2015 Chase participants, pole winners, former Sprint Unlimited winners and former Daytona 500 pole winners. FOX’s Mike Joy calls the race with … Continue reading
It all comes down to this. Four drivers — Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. — remain in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and the best finisher among them at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway wins the 2015 Sprint Cup championship. NBC airs the race live on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3pm ET, with a special NBCSN Hot Pass video feed airing simultaneously on NBCSN. NBC Sports’ Executive Producer Sam Flood says NBCSN Hot Pass is “a multi-screen experience where all four of the contending drivers will be available in one of the boxes … Continue reading
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