What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Dover race

What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.

As for Sunday’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway, the Cup Series’ second visit to the track this season and the fourth race of the 2019 playoffs, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Dover is 2:30 p.m. ET.

The 2:30 p.m. ET start time for the Dover race is only the third of five such start times for the Cup Series this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the 11th time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.

Sunday’s race at Dover, which will consist of three stages (120 laps, 120 laps and 160 laps), is the 31st race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (30th when not counting the All-Star Race). There are seven races left this season, and there are three more races before the second cut-off point of the playoffs.

Dover is a one-mile, concrete oval that features 24-degree banking in the turns and nine-degree banking on the straights. This season marks the second time the fourth race of the Cup Series playoffs will be held at Dover, which has participated in the playoffs since its inception in 2004. No non-playoff driver has ever won the playoff race at Dover.

Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Dover.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

Sunday’s 400-lap race at Dover will be the 11th of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.

In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday’s race at Dover is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.

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NASCAR at Dover: What time does today’s race start?

Including Sunday’s race at Dover, only five NASCAR Cup races this season were scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. The season-opening Daytona 500 and last week’s Roval race began at 2:30 p.m. ET, and after this weekend, two more playoff races (Kansas, Phoenix) will begin at the same time.

There have been 99 NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover, one race per year in 1969 and 1970, and two races per year since 1971. Among active drivers, Jimmie Johnson has the highest career driver rating (113.3) at Dover. He is followed by playoff drivers Chase Elliott (108.3) and Kyle Busch (104.6).

NASCAR schedule 2019

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff schedule

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