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

There’s always a ton of traffic on road courses.

Between the tight turns, the hectic driving and all that dirty air, it can prove challenging to maneuver through the mire.

LIVE: NASCAR at Watkins Glen race updates, highlights

And yet, that’s just what Michael McDowell did last week. The Live Fast Motorsports star put on a shining display at the Brickyard. As such, he earned his spot in the postseason.

Who will be the next one to lay to claim to one of the final two playoff spots? Only time will tell. However, one thing is clear as the Cup Series rolls up to Watkins Glen for its penultimate race: expect the unexpected.

MORE: Watch the Go Bowling at the Glen live with Fubo (free trial)

With that, here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen, including broadcast information and start time.

What channel is the NASCAR race on today?

  • TV channel: USA Network (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, Fubo

Sunday’s race will be broadcast on USA Network in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the action on TSN5.

This week’s iteration of the the Cup Series will be headlined by USA Network’s “Radio Style” broadcast. Veteran broadcaster Rick Allen and Steve Letarte will carry the reins from the main booth. They’ll be joined on the call by longtime MRN radio announcer Mike Bagley, who will offer musings from “The Estes.” Former Cup Series stars Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton will also feature, manning the stations at Turn 6,  “The Inner Loop” and “The Carousel”, respectively.

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

MORE: Updated points, scenarios as drivers chase Cup Series championship

NASCAR start time today

  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 20
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET

Go Bowling at the Glen has a listed start time of 3 p.m. ET., but pre-race festivities are expected to push the waving of the green flag closer to 3:15 p.m. ET.

NASCAR schedule 2023: Regular-season races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race (winner) Track Time 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 28 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 17 Crayon 301 (Martin Truex Jr.) New Hampshire Motor Speedway      
July 23 HighPoint.com 400 (Denny Hamlin) Pocono Raceway      
July 30 Cook Out 400 (Chris Buescher) Richmond Raceway      
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 (Chris Buescher) Michigan International Speedway      
Aug. 13 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard (Michael McDowell) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course      
Aug. 20 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 26 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR schedule 2023: Playoff races

(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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