What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Coke Zero Sugar 400

By | August 27, 2022

It’s race day! And there’s a lot at stake.

Ryan Blaney enters the 2022 Coke Zero Sugar 400 without a win, and currently on the outside looking in for a playoff spot as the NASCAR Cup Series regular season enters its final race before the playoffs. But he has to like his chances.

Blaney won the race at the Daytona International Speedway a season ago to send him to the playoffs as the second-seeded driver behind eventual winner Kyle Larson. He also finished fourth racing in the Daytona 500 to start the season.

On points and tiebreakers, he would appear to have the best chance at reaching the playoffs, as the only way he could miss the playoffs is if a driver currently outside the playoff picture would win the race and Martin Truex Jr. would earn at least 26 more points than Blaney in the race.

The Sporting News has everything you need to watch Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.

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What time does the NASCAR race start?

  • Race: Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
  • Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Saturday’s race will begin at 7 p.m. ET, but with pre-race ceremonies, the green flag is scheduled to be waved closer to 7:15 p.m. ET.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

The final Cup Series race of the regular season will be carried by NBC on Saturday, while racing fans in Canada can find it on TSN5.

Rick Allen will be calling lap-by-lap action with former drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton providing analysis alongside former crew chief Steve Letarte. Marty Snider, Parker Kligerman and Dave Burns will report from the pits.

Those hoping to stream the race can find it on Peacock or on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV channel Radio
Aug. 27 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV channel Radio
Sept. 4 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. USA PRN
Sept. 25 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. USA PRN
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 9 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

In Canada, fans can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.