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

For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is that NASCAR is back to its preferred window for races.

The Cup Series is at Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The 200-lap, 400-mile event is scheduled for a mid-afternoon start.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 Cup Series races in the daytime, but Sunday’s race will be the last afternoon event until the second round of the playoffs in October.

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

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Michigan International Speedway’s 2-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 3:16 p.m. ET.

There is a slight chance that weather will be a factor. The National Weather Service’s forecast for the area near the track in Brooklyn, Mich., is for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid-80s, but there is also a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

NBC’s programming will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Rick Allen will call the race; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Parker Kligerman will be the pit reporters.

NASCAR live stream for Michigan race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from Michigan 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 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan, the 25th race of the season.

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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