And then there were 12…
The Cup Series saw its playoff field whittle down to but 12 racers last week. And with just three weeks left until the final cutdown race, the pressure is on NASCAR’s best to strut their stuff.
First on the docket for the Round of 12: Texas Motor Speedway. It’s a monster of a track, an asphalt-covered tempest that can strike down even the fiercest of Cup Series stars. It’s just the sort of surface Denny Hamlin can sink his teeth into; the Joe Gibbs Racing supernova is the hottest driver on the circuit, having notched top-three finishes in each of his last three races. Can he make it four? Only time will tell.
MORE: Watch NASCAR at Texas live with Fubo (free trial)
With that, here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s race, the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400, including start time and broadcast information.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Date: Sunday, September 23
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
The AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 has a listed start time of 3:30 p.m. ET., but pre-race festivities are expected to push the waving of the green flag closer to 3:45 p.m. ET.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: USA (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, Fubo
- Radio: PRN
Saturday’s race will be broadcast on USA Network in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the action on TSN5.
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.
MORE: Starting order, pole for Texas playoff race based on qualifying results
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||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.