What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Sunday's Pocono race

What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Sunday's Pocono race

For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today,” the answer is that it depends on which day you’re inquiring about.

The Cup Series is running a weekend doubleheader at Pocono Raceway: the Pocono Organics CBD 325 on Saturday and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on Sunday. Each race has a different start time, but both will be run in the afternoon.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 races in the daytime, and the Pocono races are no exception, not least because the 2-mile track does not have lights.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for the weekend races at Pocono.

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What time does the NASCAR races start today?

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

DayRaceTime (ET)TV network
SaturdayPocono Organics CBD 3253 p.m.NBCSN
SundayExplore the Pocono Mountains 3503:30 p.m.NBCSN

The green flag on Saturday’s race will drop at 3:19 p.m. ET. Sunday’s green flag will drop at 3:49 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.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN3 in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: MRN


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 Dave Burns 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 announcing lineup for Saturday’s race will also be in place Sunday: Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth; Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Dave Burns in the pits. (This article has been corrected to include Dave Burns as a pit reporter.)

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:

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

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

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
June 26Pocono Organics CBD 325Pocono Raceway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
June 27Explore the Pocono Mountains 350Pocono Raceway3:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
July 4Jockey Made in America 250 presented by KwikTripRoad America2:30 p.m.NBCMRN
July 11Quaker State 400 Presented by WalmartAtlanta Motor Speedway3:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN
July 18Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNPRN
Aug. 8Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen International3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Aug. 15Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia LineIndianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course1 p.m.NBCIMS
Aug. 22FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Aug. 28Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International Speedway7 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Sept. 5Cook Out Southern 500Darlington Raceway6 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sept. 11Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond Raceway7:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sept. 18Bass Pro Shops Night RaceBristol Motor Speedway7:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Sept. 26South Point 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway7 p.m.NBCSNPRN
Oct. 3YellaWood 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m.NBCMRN
Oct. 10Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course2 p.m.NBCPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Oct. 17Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500Texas Motor Speedway2 p.m.NBCPRN
Oct. 24Hollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Oct. 31Xfinity 500Martinsville Speedway2 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

DateRaceTrackTime (ET)TVRadio
Nov. 7NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPhoenix Raceway3 p.m.NBCMRN