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:
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.
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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
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
|July 11||Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|July 18||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Aug. 8||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 15||Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||1 p.m.||NBC||IMS|
|Aug. 22||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 28||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16
|Sept. 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
|Sept. 26||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Oct. 3||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8
|Oct. 17||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 24||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|