NASCAR Announces Start Times and Networks for 2022 Season

Most NASCAR Cup Series Races to Air on Broadcast Since 2009;
USA Network to Debut as Cable Home to Cup Series and Xfinity Series During NBC Sports Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2021) – Today NASCAR, FOX Sports and NBC Sports jointly announced 2022 race start times and networks for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons.

Nineteen total NASCAR Cup Series races will air on FOX and NBC throughout the season. This marks the first time since 2009 in which more Cup Series points events will air on broadcast than cable. Ten of those will air on FOX, including the DAYTONA 500 (Sunday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET) and eight of the next nine points events to start the season. Bristol Dirt will air in primetime (Sunday, Apr. 17, 7 p.m. ET) on Easter, while Talladega (Sunday, Apr. 24, 3 p.m. ET) and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sunday, May 29, 6 p.m. ET) round out the races airing on broadcast during the FOX portion of the NASCAR Cup Series season.

“Working with the broadcast partners, tracks, teams and industry stakeholders, we will be able to deliver the best racing in the world to an even broader audience in 2022,” said Brian Herbst, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Media and Productions. “Based on data and fan feedback from the past several years, shifting afternoon start times back allows more of our fans – whether at home or at the track – to take in NASCAR racing on Sundays. In addition, airing the most Cup Series races on broadcast in more than a decade is consistent with our strategy of distributing our content to as many fans as possible during key moments in the season.”

The remaining nine broadcast races will air on NBC, one more than 2021, including the kickoff of the NBC Sports portion of the season when the NASCAR Cup Series visits Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday, June 26 at 5 p.m. ET. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Sunday, July 31, 2:30 p.m. ET) and regular season-ending tilt at Daytona International Speedway (Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. ET) will be the other regular season races airing on the network. Finally, the final six playoff races will air on NBC beginning with Talladega on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET and culminating with the crowning of a champion at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. ET.

Additionally, five NASCAR Xfinity Series races will air live on broadcast in 2022. FOX will be home to the high-speed action from Talladega Superspeedway (Saturday, Apr. 23, 4 p.m. ET) while NBC will carry the Xfinity Series four times, including three playoff races: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Saturday, July 30, 3:30 p.m. ET), the Charlotte Roval (Saturday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. ET), Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. ET) and Martinsville Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. ET).

As previously announced, USA Network will be the new home for 26 NBC Sports cable races in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022. NASCAR will debut on USA, which is available in approximately five million more homes than NBCSN, when the Xfinity Series hits the track at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, June 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The NASCAR Cup Series will make its USA Network debut on Sunday, July 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET from Road America.

All 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will air on FS1 in 2022, 16 of them in primetime, highlighted by the playoffs opener at new track Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Friday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET and the season finale at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET.

Complete times and network schedules for all three national series are below. All times eastern and subject to change.

2022 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

DateRace / TrackNetworkStart Time (ET)Radio
Sunday, February 6Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum)FS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, February 17Duel at DaytonaFS17:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, February 20DAYTONA 500FOX2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, February 27Auto ClubFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 6Las VegasFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 13PhoenixFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 20AtlantaFOX3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 27COTAFOX3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 3RichmondFOX3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 9MartinsvilleFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 17Bristol DirtFOX7:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 24TalladegaFOX3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 1DoverFS13:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 8DarlingtonFS13:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 15KansasFS13:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 22NASCAR All-Star Race (Texas)FS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 29CharlotteFOX6:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 5World Wide Technology RacewayFS13:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 12SonomaFS14:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 26Nashville SuperspeedwayNBC5:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 3Road AmericaUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 10AtlantaUSA3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 17New HampshireUSA3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 24PoconoUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 31Indianapolis Road CourseNBC2:30 p.m.IMS/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 7MichiganUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 14RichmondUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 21Watkins GlenUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 27DaytonaNBC7:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 4DarlingtonUSA6:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 11KansasUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 17BristolUSA7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 25TexasUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 2TalladegaNBC2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 9Charlotte RovalNBC2:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 16Las VegasNBC2:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 23Homestead-MiamiNBC2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 30MartinsvilleNBC2:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, November 6PhoenixNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

DateLocationNetworkStart Time (ET)Radio
Saturday, February 19DaytonaFS15:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, February 26Auto ClubFS15:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 5Las VegasFS14:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 12PhoenixFS14:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 19AtlantaFS15:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 26COTAFS14:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 2RichmondFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, April 8MartinsvilleFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 23TalladegaFOX4:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 30DoverFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 7DarlingtonFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 21TexasFS11:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 28CharlotteFS11:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 4PortlandFS14:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 25Nashville SuperspeedwayUSA3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 2Road AmericaUSA2:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 9AtlantaUSA5:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 16New HampshireUSA2:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 23PoconoUSA5:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 30Indianapolis Road CourseNBC3:30 p.m.IMS/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 6MichiganUSA3:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 20Watkins GlenUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, August 26DaytonaUSA7:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 3DarlingtonUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 10KansasUSA3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, September 16BristolUSA7:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 24TexasUSA3:30 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 1TalladegaUSA4:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 8Charlotte RovalNBC3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 15Las VegasNBC3:00 p.m.PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 22Homestead-MiamiUSA4:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 29MartinsvilleNBC3:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, November 5PhoenixUSA6:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

DateLocationNetworkStart Time (ET)Radio
Friday, February 18DaytonaFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, March 4Las VegasFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 19AtlantaFS12:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 26COTAFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, April 7MartinsvilleFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 16Bristol DirtFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 6DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 14KansasFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 20TexasFS18:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 27CharlotteFS18:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 4World Wide Technology RacewayFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 11SonomaFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 18KnoxvilleFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, June 24Nashville SuperspeedwayFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 9Mid-OhioFS11:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 23PoconoFS1NoonMRN/SiriusXM
Friday, July 29Lucas Oil Raceway at IndianapolisFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 13RichmondFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, September 9KansasFS17:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, September 15BristolFS19:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 1TalladegaFS112:30 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 22Homestead-MiamiFS11:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, November 4PhoenixFS18:00 p.m.MRN/SiriusXM

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