Michigan


For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is that NASCAR is back to its preferred window for races.

The Cup Series is at Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The 200-lap, 400-mile event is scheduled for a mid-afternoon start.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 Cup Series races in the daytime, but Sunday’s race will be the last afternoon event until the second round of the playoffs in October.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at Michigan:

MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: FireKeepers 400
  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 22
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Michigan International Speedway’s 2-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 3:16 p.m. ET.

There is a slight chance that weather will be a factor. The National Weather Service’s forecast for the area near the track in Brooklyn, Mich., is for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid-80s, but there is also a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: MRN

NBC’s programming will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Rick Allen will call the race; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Parker Kligerman will be the pit reporters.

NASCAR live stream for Michigan race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from Michigan 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 Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan, the 25th race of the season.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Aug. 22 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Aug. 28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 5 Cook Out Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sept. 11 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sept. 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7 p.m. NBCSN PRN
Oct. 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course 2 p.m. NBC PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Oct. 17 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 24 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Oct. 31 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Nov. 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

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