Sports What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Sunday Pocono race
NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday
LONG POND, Pa. — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday. NASCAR says it's the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. Rain washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday, one on Sunday, and the second race comes with a twist. The field for Sunday’s race will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.
The TV channel for a NASCAR race is elusive enough in a normal season when Fox and FS1 trade broadcasts of Cup Series events through the first half of the. The challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic make the "what channel is today's NASCAR race on" question even more understandable.
Today, because NASCAR's coronavirus-related schedule shake-up changed the TV channel, the second race in a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at Pocono Raceway will broadcast live on FS1 (rather than NBCSN as originally scheduled). Sunday's Pocono 350 will proceed on its originally scheduled date but with a different start time — 4 p.m. ET rather than 3:30 p.m. ET.
What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Saturday Pocono race
Here's a complete guide to watching Saturday's NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway, including the TV channel and start time.Today, because NASCAR's coronavirus-related schedule shake-up changed the TV channel, the first race in a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at Pocono Raceway will broadcast live on Fox (rather than NBCSN as originally scheduled). Saturday's Pocono Organics 325 will proceed on its originally scheduled date but with a different start time — 3:30 p.m. ET rather than 3 p.m. ET.
Saturday and Sunday's pair of races at Pocono are the 10th and 11th in NASCAR's return on, and the 14th and 15th Cup Series races overall as NASCAR attempts to keep a 36-race slate intact for 2020. For now, with remaining doubt about how NASCAR can construct its schedule beyond July given differing restrictions on gatherings of people from state to state, the short-term schedule only includes races through Aug. 2.
The pair of races in the Pocono doubleheader this weekend feature different lengths. Saturday's race went 130 laps, and Sunday's race, which will start at 4 p.m. ET, is scheduled to go 140 laps.
Below is how to watch Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono, including the TV channel and live stream options.
NASCAR Cup Series Live on SPORT1
© Getty Images The Pocono 350 climbs on the Pocono Raceway While many national and international racing series are still preparing for the restart after the Corona mandatory break, the NASCAR Cup Series has been going on for a few weeks back to business.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- Race: Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway
- Date: Sunday, June 28
- TV channel: FS1
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go |
- Radio: MRN
This is a notable change, as the original NASCAR Cup Series schedule for 2020 had NBCSN as the TV channel for both Pocono races on June 27-28. The broadcast network has changed along with NASCAR's schedule shake-up amid COVID-19.
Including this weekend's pair of races at Pocono, Fox and FS1 will broadcast four more Cup Series races. That includes the July 15 All-Star Race before NBC takes over to broadcast its half of the schedule.
FS1 is carried by all major pay TV distributors. Fox Sports' site has a "" feature so viewers can find channel listings in their area and on their system.
As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 this season, Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon will call Sunday's race at Pocono. They will do so remotely from the Fox studio rather than the booth at the track.
NASCAR Cup Series 2020: Double header in Pocono on Sunday live on SPORT1
© Getty Images NASCAR Cup Series While many national and international racing series are still preparing for the restart after the Corona compulsory break, the NASCAR Cup Series has been back to business for a few weeks now. This time there is a special highlight for all fans of the premier class in US motorsport, because SPORT1 is broadcasting a free TV race for the first time this season: The second race of the Pocono double can be seen live on Sunday from 10:00 p.m. -Headers.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Date: Sunday, June 28
- Start time: 4 p.m. ET
The green flag for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, about 30 minutes later than the start time for Saturday's first leg of the doubleheader.
While the dates for both Pocono races in the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader remain unchanged from NASCAR's original 2020 schedule despite the coronavirus shake-up, the start times are a little later. The pair of races originally were scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m. ET, respectively, rather than 3:30 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET.
Those later start times are notable, because Pocono Raceway does not have lights in the event Sunday's race is delayed by weather.
NASCAR live stream for Pocono Sunday race
Anybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono live via. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn't able to get in front of his or her TV.
For those who don't have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.
NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights from Saturday
Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is the first in a two-day doubleheader.The last time the NASCAR Cup Series raced on back-to-back days was in August of 1971, but the events took place at two different tracks — the first at Columbia Speedway in Columbia, S.C., and second at Hickory Speedway in Hickory, N.C.
Below are links to each.
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NASCAR schedule 2020
NASCAR on June 4 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through July of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of whichbefore the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.
Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return last month:
|Date||Track||TV channel||Start time|
|Sun., May 17||Darlington||FOX||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Wed., May 20||Darlington||FS1||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Sun., May 24||Charlotte||FOX||6 p.m. ET|
|Wed., May 27||Charlotte||FS1||8 p.m. ET|
|Sun, May 31||Bristol||FS1||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Sun, June 7||Atlanta||FOX||3 p.m. ET|
|Wed, June 10||Martinsville||FS1||7 p.m. ET|
|Sun, June 14||Homestead-Miami||FOX||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Sun, June 21||Talladega||FOX||3 p.m. ET|
|Sat., June 27||Pocono||FOX||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Sun., June 28||Pocono||FS1||4 p.m. ET|
|Sun., July 5||Indianapolis||NBC||4 p.m. ET|
|Sun., July 12||Kentucky||FS1||2:30 p.m. ET|
|Wed., July 15||All-Star Race (Bristol)||FS1||TBD|
|Sun., July 19||Texas||NBCSN||3 p.m. ET|
|Thurs., July 23||Kansas||NBCSN||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Sun., Aug. 2||New Hampshire||NBCSN||3 p.m. ET|
The Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.
The Pocono doubleheader remains as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races now will be presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox's will close its coverage this season with the All-Star race at Bristol on July 15 before NBC takes over, but NBC will still broadcast the Brickyard 400 on July 5.
The Cup Series races still postponed include events at Dover and Michigan. NASCAR's next challenge will be finding dates for those races while it tries to sort out the rest of the 2020 schedule, but doubleheaders at those tracks in August are possible.
NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights for Sunday's Pocono 350 .
Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway. Follow here for complete results from the Pocono 350. MORE: Watch today's NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, highlights 5:30 p.m.: Uh oh. Not sure if TV has showed outside of Turn 3 at all, but it don't look good. #NASCAR — Dustin Albino (@DustinAlbino) June 28, 2020 5:05 p.m.: After just three laps, the caution flag is out for rain. Red follows soon after. Kurt Busch held the early lead before action was halted. NASCAR calling for the red flag.