What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Indianapolis race
For anyone who’s asking, “What channel is the NASCAR race on today?” the answer should look familiar.
The channel for Sunday’s Cup Series race, the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard, is NBC. The NBC family of networks is airing all of the remaining Cup Series races in 2021, and NBC is showing Sunday’s race from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sunday’s race will shown be on a familiar network, but as with last week’s race, the telecast will be different than the usual presentation.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, including the TV coverage and start time.
MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBC (TSN 3,5 in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
- Radio: IMS Radio
NBC’s programming will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. As it did last week at Watkins Glen, the network is spreading out its race announcers across the course for a “radio style” broadcast. Rick Allen and Steve Letarte will be in the booth; NASCAR radio reporter Mike Bagley will be stationed at Turn 1; Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be at Turn 7; and Jeff Burton will be at Turn 12.
Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will be the pit reporters.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Race: Verizon 200 at The Brickyard
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 15
- Time: 1 p.m. ET (TV time)
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.439-mile road course is scheduled to drop at 1:13 p.m. ET.
Weather conditions should be ideal. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Sunday afternoon at the track calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 80 degrees.
NASCAR live stream for Indianapolis race
Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from Indianapolis 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 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, the 24th race of the season.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season
|Aug. 15||Verizon 200 at The Brickyard||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||1 p.m.||NBC||IMS|
|Aug. 22||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 28||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16
|Sept. 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
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 4||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|