What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Saturday’s Pocono race

For anyone who’s asking “What channel is the NASCAR race on today,” the answer is the same times two for Saturday and Sunday.

The channel for the weekend Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono Raceway is NBCSN. The network will carry the Pocono Organics CBD 325 on Saturday and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on Sunday as the 2021 season reaches the midway point.

Below is all you need to know about the weekend schedule for NASCAR racing at Pocono, including the TV/radio coverage and start times.

What channel is NASCAR on today?


Prerace coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. with “Countdown to Green” on NBCSN. The race telecast will begin at 3 p.m. ET. Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth. Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman will be the pit reporters.


“Countdown to Green” will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET and the race will air at 3:30 p.m. ET. The same announcing lineup that called Saturday’s race will be in place Sunday: Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth; Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman in the pits. 

NASCAR live stream for Pocono races

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Saturday and Sunday’s NASCAR races at Pocono 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:

What time does the NASCAR races start today?

The weekend races at Pocono have different TV and green flag times.

The green flag on Saturday’s race will drop at 3:19 p.m. ET. Sunday’s green flag will drop sometime after 3:30 p.m.

Rain could affect those times. The National Weather Service forecast for Long Pond, Pa., site of Pocono Raceway, calls for a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms both days and high temperatures between 85 and 90. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with the weekend races at Pocono.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

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