What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday,Â when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSNÂ for the secondÂ half of the 2019 seasonÂ with differing start times.
As for Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, the Cup Series’ second visit to the track this seasonÂ and the ninth race of the 2019Â playoffs,Â the channel that will broadcast the raceÂ is NBC. The race in Phoenix will start at 2:30Â p.m. ET.
The 2:30Â p.m. ET start time for theÂ race in Phoenix on Sunday is the last of four such start times for the Cup Series playoffsÂ this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend isÂ on NBCÂ for the sixthÂ time this year.Â As part of NBC’sÂ TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC wasÂ slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.
Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway,Â which will consist of threeÂ stages (75Â laps, 75Â laps and 162Â laps),Â is the 35thÂ race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, not counting the All-Star race. It also marks the final cut-off point of the playoffs, so when the checkered flag waves, the Championship 4 will be set for next week’s season finale.
ISM Raceway, formerly known asÂ Phoenix International Raceway, is a one-mile oval that recently was reconfigured to feature the start-finish line in what used to be considered the stretch after Turns 1 and 2. Kyle Busch, who won both this race last year and this season’sÂ spring race at ISM,Â is the only driver to win Phoenix inÂ the two races since the track’s reconfiguration was completed.
Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’sÂ NASCARÂ race in Phoenix.
Sunday’s race in Phoenix is the sixthÂ race this season scheduled to be shown on NBC. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, withÂ Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker KligermanÂ reporting fromÂ pit road.
In addition to the TV coverage on NBC, Sunday’sÂ race in Phoenix is available via live stream onÂ the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.
The winners of the Cup Series playoff race at ISM has gone on to win the championship four times. Jimmie Johnson did it in three consecutive years from 2007-09, and Kevin HarvickÂ did it in 2014. Johnson also has the worst finish in the Phoenix playoff race among drivers who went on to win the title; he finished 38th en route to his 2016 championship, barely worse than Joey Logano’sÂ 37th-place finish at ISM last season.
Next year, ISM Raceway will host the championship race as opposed to the ninth race on the playoff schedule.
|Feb. 10||Advance Auto Parts Clash||Daytona International Speedway||Jimmie Johnson|
|Feb. 14||Gander RV Duel 1 at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Feb. 14||Gander RV Duel 2 at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||Joey Logano|
|Feb. 17||Daytona 500||Daytona International Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|Feb. 24||Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Brad Keselowski|
|March 3||Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Joey Logano|
|March 10||TicketGuardian 500||ISM Raceway||Kyle Busch|
|March 17||AutoClub 400||Auto Club Speedway||Kyle Busch|
|March 24||STP 500||Martinsville Speedway||Brad Keselowski|
|March 31||O’Reilly Auto Parts 500||Texas Motor Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|April 7||Food City 500||Bristol Motor Speedway||Kyle Busch|
|April 13||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|April 28||Geico 500||Talladega Speedway||Chase Elliott|
|May 5||Cup Series Race at Dover||Dover International Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|May 11||Cup Series Race at Kansas||Kansas Speedway||Brad Keselowski|
|May 18||Monster Energy Open||Charlotte Motor Speedway||â|
|May 18||Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Kyle Larson|
|May 26||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|June 2||Pocono 400||Pocono Raceway||Kyle Busch|
|June 10||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||Joey Logano|
|June 23||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|June 30||Camping World 400||Chicagoland Speedway||Alex Bowman|
|July 6||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||Justin Haley|
|July 13||Quaker State 400||Kentucky Speedway||Kurt Busch|
|July 21||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|July 28||Gander Outdoors 400||Pocono Raceway||Denny Hamlin|
|Aug. 4||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||Chase Elliott|
|Aug. 11||Consumers Energy 400||Michigan International Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Aug. 17||Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|Sept. 1||Bojangles’ Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||Erik Jones|
|Sept. 8||Big Machine Vodka 400||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Sept. 15||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|Sept. 21||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|Sept. 29||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Coarse||Chase Elliott|
|Oct. 6||Cup Series Race at Dover||Dover International Speedway||Kyle Larson|
|Oct. 13||1000Bulbs.com 500||Talladega Superspeedway||Ryan Blaney|
|Oct. 20||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|Oct. 27||First Data 500||Martinsville Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|Nov. 3||AAA Texas 500||Texas Motor Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Nov. 10||Cup Series Race at ISM||ISM Raceway||2:30 p.m., NBC/ fuboTV|
|Nov. 17||Ford EcoBoost 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||3 p.m., NBC/ fuboTV|