William Byron has to be coming into Sunday’s race feeling a little bit comfortable.
Byron has never reached the Championship Four of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, but as the Round of Eight begins on Sunday in Las Vegas, he finds himself atop the points standings at 4,041, 20 points ahead of the cut line. He also finds himself heading to a track in which he has found plenty of success.
Back on March 5, Byron won the Pennzoil 400, leading the race for 176 laps and winning each of the stages. And his success in Las Vegas is nothing new. He has finished in the top eight three of his past five trips to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Byron will have to contend with two other veteran drivers, Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin, who each have experience winning the South Point 400, Las Vegas’ playoff race, and are looking to further boost their chances of reaching Phoenix as one of the top four drivers.
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Here’s all the information you need to watch the 2023 South Point 400, including TV channel and start time.
NASCAR start time today
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 15
- Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
The race is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET, though with pre-race festivities, it is more likely the race will begin around 2:45 p.m. ET.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN3/5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, Fubo
NBC will continue its NASCAR coverage on Sunday with the broadcast of the South Point 400 in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the race on TSN3 and TSN5.
Rick Allen will be providing lap-by-lap commentary, while Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte will be the analysts on the broadcast.
Those hoping to stream the race can find it on Peacock or with Fubo, which offers a free trial.
NASCAR playoff schedule 2023
All times Eastern
|Sept. 3||Southern 500 (Kyle Larson)||Darlington Raceway|
|Sept. 10||Hollywood Casino 400 (Tyler Reddick)||Kansas Speedway|
|Sept. 16||Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Denny Hamlin)||Bristol Motor Speedway|
|Sept. 24||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (William Byron)||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Oct. 1||YellaWood 500 (Ryan Blaney)||Talladega Superspeedway|
|Oct. 8||Bank of America Roval 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval|
|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.