What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Atlanta race

For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today,” the answer is that it’s in NASCAR’s preferred window for races.

The Cup Series is in Atlanta this weekend for the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. The event is scheduled to be a late-afternoon affair, although weather could affect when the race starts.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 Cup Series races in the daytime; the next night race will be Aug. 28, for the regular-season finale at Daytona.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at Atlanta:

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What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart
  • Date: Sunday, July 11
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for 3:48 p.m. ET.

Weather could play a big role in when the race begins, however. The National Weather Service’s Sunday forecast for Hampton, Ga., where the track is located, calls for showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and before 9 p.m., with a high temperature near 90. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

MORE: Atlanta lineup, starting order set without qualifying

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: PRN

NBCSN’s programming will begin at 3 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. Rick Allen will call the race while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis. Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Dillon Welch will be the pit reporters.

NASCAR live stream for Atlanta race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from Atlanta 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 Atlanta, the 21st race of the season.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
July 11Quaker State 400 presented by WalmartAtlanta Motor Speedway3:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN
July 18Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNPRN
Aug. 8Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen International3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Aug. 15Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia LineIndianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course1 p.m.NBCIMS
Aug. 22FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Aug. 28Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International Speedway7 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Sept. 5Cook Out Southern 500Darlington Raceway6 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sept. 11Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond Raceway7:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sept. 18Bass Pro Shops Night RaceBristol Motor Speedway7:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Sept. 26South Point 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway7 p.m.NBCSNPRN
Oct. 3YellaWood 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m.NBCMRN
Oct. 10Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course2 p.m.NBCPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Oct. 17Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500Texas Motor Speedway2 p.m.NBCPRN
Oct. 24Hollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Oct. 31Xfinity 500Martinsville Speedway2 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Nov. 7NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPhoenix Raceway3 p.m.NBCMRN

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