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

For anyone who’s asking “What channel is the NASCAR race on today?” the answer is three letters.

The channel for Saturday’s Cup Series race, the Coke Zero Sugar 400, is NBC. The NBC family of networks is airing all of the remaining Cup Series races in 2021, and NBC is showing Saturday’s race — the last race of NASCAR’s 2021 regular season — from Daytona International Speedway.

NBC and NBCSN will divide the 10 playoff race telecasts evenly through the season-ending Championship 4 race in November.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Saturday’s race at Daytona, including the TV coverage and start time.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

NBC’s programming will begin at 6 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Rick Allen will call the race. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Parker Kligerman will be the pit reporters.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Because it’s Daytona in the summer, there is a chance that weather will be a factor. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla., is for partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90 degrees during the day, followed by cloudy skies and a low temperature in the high 70s at night. There is the usual chance for showers and thunderstorms. The weather service put the chances for precipitation at 30 percent during the day and 20 percent at night.

NASCAR live stream for Daytona race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Saturday’s NASCAR race from Daytona live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports App.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling and YouTubeTV.

Below are links to each:

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, the 26th and final race of the regular season.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

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