What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Las Vegas playoff race
For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is .
The Cup Series is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the South Point 400, the fourth race in the series’ 2021 playoffs. The 267-lap, 400-mile event is scheduled for an evening start on the East Coast but an afternoon start in Vegas.
NASCAR staged the majority of its 2021 Cup Series regular-season races in the daytime; Sunday’s race is the last night event of the season.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for the South Point 400, the first race in the Round of 12, at Las Vegas:
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Race: South Point 400
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 26
- Time: 7 p.m. ET (TV time)
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 7:19 p.m. ET.
LAS VEGAS LINEUP: Starting order, pole without qualifying
Desert heat will be the biggest weather concern for drivers and teams on Sunday. The National Weather Service’s Sunday forecast for Las Vegas is for sunny skies and a high temperature in the low 90s. Skies will remain clear Sunday night with a low in the high 60s. The race is scheduled to begin in the late afternoon and end after sunset Pacific time.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBCSN (TSN in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | NBC Sports App | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
- Radio: PRN
NBCSN’s programming will begin at 6 p.m. ET with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show. Race coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET.
Rick Allen will handle play-by-play duties for the race while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.
NASCAR live stream for Las Vegas race
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 playoffs, starting with Sunday’s South Point 400, the first race in the Round of 12.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
|Sept. 26||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Oct. 3||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8
|Oct. 17||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 24||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
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