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

For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today,” the answer is that it’s the usual time.

The Cup Series is back to mid-afternoon racing this weekend after holding last week’s All-Star Race at night. The Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway is expected to begin shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 races in the daytime, and the Nashville race begins a streak of day races that will run through late August.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville.

MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Ally 400
  • Date: Sunday, June 20
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway is scheduled to wave after 3:30 p.m. ET.

Rain may be a factor on race day. The National Weather Service’s weekend forecast for Lebanon, Tenn., where Nashville Superspeedway is located, calls for possible showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and night, with a high temperature near 90 degrees. There is a 40 percent chance for precipitation Sunday afternoon, according to the weather service.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • Race: Ally 400
  • Date: Sunday, June 20
  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN3 in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: MRN

NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021 through the playoffs. NBCSN will televise Sunday’s Ally 400 from Nashville. Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte. Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman will be the pit reporters.

The network’s prerace coverage will begin at 2:45 p.m. ET Sunday with “Countdown to Green,” hosted by Jac Collinsworth, Dale Jarrett and Kyle Petty.

NASCAR live stream for Nashville race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Nashville 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:

AT&T TV
fuboTV (7-day free trial)
Hulu (7-day free trial)
Sling 
YouTube TV (7-day free trial)

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 Nashville.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
June 20Ally 400Nashville Superspeedway3:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
June 26NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1Pocono Raceway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
June 27Explore the Pocono Mountains 350Pocono Raceway3:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
July 4Jockey Made in America 250 presented by KwikTripRoad America2:30 p.m.NBCMRN
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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