What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for 2023 Daytona race

Bubba Wallace has enjoyed a career year thus far.

The 23XI Racing star has found a level of consistency that has eluded him in the past, climbing up the Cup Series standings while helping 23XI cement themselves as genuine forces in the circuit.

LIVE: NASCAR returns to Daytona as Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott look to clinch final playoff spot

The 2023 season has been an undoubted success for Wallace and 23XI. But a playoff berth would be the cherry on top, signifying his ascent into the upper echelons of NASCAR competitors.

He already did the hard part — a notoriously subpar road course driver, Wallace secured a P12 finish in last week’s Go Bowling at the Glen.

That edged him oh so close to the promised land. Now comes Daytona, a site he knows all too well about; Wallace has finished second at the track on three separate occasions.

What come next? Well, that’s up to the race gods. One thing is certain, however: Wallace better be wary of The Big One.

MORE: Watch the Coke Zero Sugar 400 live with Fubo (free trial)

With that, here’s what you need to know about the final race of the regular season slate, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, Fubo
  • Radio: MRN

Saturday’s race will be broadcast on NBC in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the action on TSN.

Veteran announcer Rick Allen will lead the race’s lap-by-lap commentator. He’ll be joined by former Cup Series stars Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr., as well as former Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte.

Cord-cutters can follow the action on Peacock, as well as with Fubo, which offers a free trial.

NASCAR start time today

  • Date: Saturday, August 26
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 has a listed start time of 7 p.m. ET., but pre-race festivities are expected to push the waving of the green flag closer to 7:15 p.m. ET.

NASCAR schedule 2023: Regular season

(All times Eastern)

Date Race (winner) Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Feb. 19 Daytona 500 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) Daytona International Speedway      
Feb. 26 Pala Casino 400 (Kyle Busch) Auto Club Speedway      
March 5

Pennzoil 400 (William Byron)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway      
March 12 United Rentals Work United 500 (William Byron) Phoenix Raceway      
March 19 Ambetter Health 400 (Joey Logano) Atlanta Motor Speedway      
March 26 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix (Tyler Reddick) Circuit of the Americas      
April 2 Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Larson) Richmond Raceway      
April 9 Food City Dirt Race (Christopher Bell) Bristol Motor Speedway      
April 16 NOCO 400 (Kyle Larson) Martinsville Speedway      
April 23 GEICO 500 (Kyle Busch) Talladega Superspeedway      
May 1 Wurth 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) Dover Motor Speedway      
May 7 AdventHealth 400 (Denny Hamlin) Kansas Speedway      
May 14 Goodyear 400 (William Byron) Darlington Raceway      
May 21 NASCAR All-Star Open (Josh Berry) North Wilkesboro Speedway      
May 21 NASCAR All-Star Race (Kyle Larson) North Wilkesboro Speedway      
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 (Ryan Blaney) Charlotte Motor Speedway      
June 4 Enjoy Illinois 300 (Kyle Busch) World Wide Technology Raceway      
June 11 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr.) Sonoma Raceway      
June 25 Ally 400 (Ross Chastain) Nashville Superspeedway      
July 2 Grant Park 220 (Shane van Gisbergen) Chicago Street Course      
July 9 Quaker State 400 (William Byron) Atlanta Motor Speedway      
July 16 Crayon 301 (Martin Truex Jr.) New Hampshire Motor Speedway      
July 23 HighPoint.com (Denny Hamlin) Pocono Raceway      
July 30 Cook Out 400 (Chris Buescher) Richmond Raceway      
Aug. 6 FireKeepers Casino 400 (Chris Buescher) Michigan International Speedway      
Aug. 13 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard (Michael McDowell) Speedway Road Course      
Aug. 20 Go Bowling at the Glen (William Byron) Watkins Glen International      
Aug. 26 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR schedule 2023: Playoffs

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Time TV Radio
Sept. 3 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 10 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 16 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. USA PRN
Sept. 24 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. USA PRN
Oct. 1 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 8 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 15 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 22 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

Fans in Canada can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.

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