NASCAR Announces Race Start Times for 2017 Season

NASCAR, along with FOX Sports and NBC Sports, today announced 2017 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – based on the previously released schedule dates. Through collaborative efforts with its broadcast partners, race teams and tracks, NASCAR was able to finalize full 2017 start times for all three national series almost six months earlier than in recent seasons.

Seventeen national series events will start closer to primetime, helping to bring NASCAR’s photo finishes and close, side-by-side racing to larger audiences. Seventeen NASCAR Cup Series points races will air on broadcast television next year, including the DAYTONA 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on FOX; and the Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Cup Series championship race, the Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway, on NBC.

“It’s our responsibility, collectively as an industry, to ensure the sport is healthy, strong and growing by delivering great racing in a way that best meets the needs of our fans,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “Earlier insight on start times benefits not only fans, but also our teams and tracks, as it provides more opportunities to plan travel and to purchase race tickets.”

Since the initial release of the 2017 schedule, NASCAR and its partners have shifted two dates for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America will move to Sunday, August 27, on NBC. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will now take place on Sunday, September 3, airing on FS1 prior to the NASCAR Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway on NBCSN.

Looking ahead to the 2018 season, the DAYTONA 500 will move to Sunday, February 18, during Presidents Day weekend. NASCAR and its partners are working collaboratively on the remainder of the 2018 schedule, which will be finalized and released at a later date.

In addition to watching the live broadcast, fans can catch all the on-track action by visiting NASCAR.com, downloading the NASCAR Mobile app or live streaming on FOX Sports Go and the NBC Sports app. Fans can also listen to Motor Racing Network (MRN), Performance Racing Network (PRN), IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, throughout the season.

2017 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Race Start

Radio

2/18

The Unlimited at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

 

8 p.m.

 

MRN / SiriusXM

2/19

DAYTONA 500 Qualifying at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

 

3 p.m.

 

MRN / SiriusXM

2/23

Can-Am Duel at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

7 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

2/26

DAYTONA 500 at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/5

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOX

2:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

3/12

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

3/19

Phoenix International Raceway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/26

Auto Club Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

4/2

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

4/9

Texas Motor Speedway

FOX

1:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

4/23

Bristol Motor Speedway

FOX

2 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

4/30

Richmond International Raceway

FOX

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/7

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/13

Kansas Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/20

NASCAR All-Star Race at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

6 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/28

Coca-Cola 600 at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX

6 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

6/4

Dover International Speedway

FS1

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/11

Pocono Raceway

FS1

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/18

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/25

Sonoma Raceway

FS1

3 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/1

Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway

NBC

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

7/8

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/16

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/23

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBC

3 p.m.

IMS / SiriusXM

7/30

Pocono Raceway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/6

Watkins Glen International

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/13

Michigan International Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/19

Bristol Motor Speedway

NBC

7:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

9/3

Darlington Raceway

NBCSN

6 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/9

Richmond International Raceway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/17

Chicagoland Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/24

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

10/1

Dover International Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/7

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

10/15

Talladega Superspeedway

NBC

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/22

Kansas Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/29

Martinsville Speedway

NBCSN

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/5

Texas Motor Speedway

NBC

2 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

11/12

Phoenix International Raceway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/19

Homestead-Miami Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Schedule 

Date

Location

Network

Race Start

Radio

2/25

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/4

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

3/11

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

4 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

3/18

Phoenix International Raceway

FOX

4 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/25

Auto Club Speedway

FS1

4 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

4/8

Texas Motor Speedway

FOX

1:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

4/22

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

12:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

4/29

Richmond International Raceway

FS1

12:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/6

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/27

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

1 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

6/3

Dover International Speedway

FS1

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/10

Pocono Raceway

FOX

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/17

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/24

Iowa Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/30

Daytona International Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

7/7

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

8 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/15

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

4 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/22

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

IMS / SiriusXM

7/29

Iowa Speedway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/5

Watkins Glen International

NBCSN

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/12

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/18

Bristol Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

8/27

Road America

NBC

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/2

Darlington Raceway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/8

Richmond International Raceway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/16

Chicagoland Speedway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/23

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

8 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

9/30

Dover International Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/6

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NBCSN

8 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

10/21

Kansas Speedway

NBC

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/4

Texas Motor Speedway

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

11/11

Phoenix International Raceway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/18

Homestead-Miami Speedway

NBCSN

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

 

2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Date

Location

Network

Race Start

Radio

2/24

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/4

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FS1

4:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

4/1

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

2:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/12

Kansas Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/19

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/2

Dover International Speedway

FS1

5:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/9

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

8 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/17

Gateway Motorsports Park

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/23

Iowa Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

7/6

Kentucky Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

7/19

Eldora Speedway

FS1

9 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

7/29

Pocono Raceway

FS1

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/12

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/16

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/3

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

FS1

2:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/15

Chicagoland Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/23

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

FS1

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/30

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/14

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/28

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/3

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/10

Phoenix International Raceway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/17

Homestead-Miami Speedway

FS1

8 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

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