NBC Sports’ 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Begins Saturday in Nashville at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network; Countdown to Green Gets Underway at 3 p.m. ET
“It’s been a fascinating year…As we get closer to the Playoffs, the pressure will mount. The risk taking will increase. The excitement that that creates for us will be plentiful.” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. on 2023 NASCAR Season
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Six Hours of The Glen from Watkins Glen International Coverage Begins Sunday Live at 10:30 a.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock
MotoGP Dutch TT Presented Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2023 – NBC Sports begins its portion of the 2023 NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, highlighted by the Cup Series Ally 400 race Sunday in primetime at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Peacock will exclusively stream a 30-minute post-race program immediately following the checkered flag at 11 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ coverage of the Xfinity Series begins with Countdown to Green pre-race coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network, leading into Tennessee Lottery 250 race coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET. Post-race coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Live coverage from Nashville Superspeedway begins on Friday with a pair of hour-long practice sessions, getting underway with the Xfinity Series at 5:30 p.m. ET and Cup Series at 6:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Xfinity Series qualifying is presented on Saturday at noon ET, followed by Cup Series qualifying at 1 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte will serve as analysts for both the Cup and Xfinity Series races this weekend from Nashville Superspeedway with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen. Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters.
NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett and racing icon Kyle Petty will anchor studio coverage with Snider from the Peacock Pit Box during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
NBC Sports’ Parker Kligerman will provide live reports from the streets of Chicago during Sunday’s race coverage ahead of next weekend’s much-anticipated inaugural running of the Chicago Street Race for the Cup Series on Sunday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023 across NBC, USA Network and Peacock, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5-6. Post-race coverage will stream live on Peacock following all Cup Series races this season. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2023 NASCAR coverage.
- Play by Play: Rick Allen
- Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
- Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kim Coon
- Specialty Reporter: Parker Kligerman
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
- Host: Marty Snider
- Analysts: Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, USA Network
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Fri., June 23||NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice||USA Network||5:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Practice||USA Network||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., June 24||NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying||USA Network||Noon|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying||USA Network||1 p.m.|
|Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series||USA Network||3 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250||USA Network||3:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Post-Race||USA Network||6 p.m.|
|Sun., June 25||NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400||NBC||7 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race||Peacock||11 p.m.|
2023 NASCAR SEASON PREVIEW MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS
NBC Sports NASCAR analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, and NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood previewed the upcoming second half of the 2023 NASCAR season on a media conference yesterday. Below are selected quotes. Click here for a full transcript.
Earnhardt Jr. on Nashville Superspeedway: “Going to Nashville for the first race…the track itself has produced some really, really great racing. I’m excited.”
Jarrett on the inaugural Chicago Street Race: “It has the opportunity to be one of the biggest events that NASCAR has had in a long, long time…the whole setting is just going to be spectacular (and) I really believe that we’re going to see some good racing on top of everything else.”
Flood: “It’s the ultimate challenge to be the first people to televise a race at a course that’s never been televised before…we’re excited, confident, and really eager to showcase the city of Chicago, the sport of NASCAR, and the opportunity to grow the sport to a new audience on an American celebration weekend.”
Burton on the uniqueness of what the Chicago race will present for drivers: “The first time they see it is the first time anyone sees it. I think that’s awesome. I think the more things we can throw at our drivers and throw at our teams to get them out of their comfort zone, it raises their level and it shows us who the very best are in certain situations.”
Letarte on the first half of the 2023 season: “Last year it was about the number of winners. This year it’s about the lack of dominance. While the number of winners may be a little less, the amount of cars running in the top five or top 10 are not. We’ve never seen a points race this close. Seven cars within 32 points. That’s less than a race. Leaving Nashville, the guy in seventh could be the points leader. It’s quite unbelievable.”
Earnhardt Jr.: “It’s been a fascinating year. I’m sure that that is going to, as it does every year, kind of crescendo and build as we get closer to the Playoffs. The pressure will mount. The risk taking will increase. The excitement that that creates for us will be plentiful.”
IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP: SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN
- Play by Play: Leigh Diffey, Brian Till
- Analysts: Calvin Fish, Townsend Bell
- Pit Reporters: Kevin Lee, Hannah Newhouse, Matt Yocum
Live coverage of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York gets underway this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET exclusively on Peacock and will conclude on USA Network and Peacock with coverage getting underway at 2 p.m. ET. The six-hour endurance race features all five WeatherTech SportsCar Championship car classes in competition: Grand Touring Prototype (GTP), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3), GT Daytona (GTD), and GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO).
|Fri., June 23||Porsche Carrera Cup||Peacock||1:20 p.m.|
|Lamborghini Super Trofeo||Peacock||2:20 p.m.|
|Sat., June 24||Lamborghini Super Trofeo Race 2||Peacock||11:05 a.m.|
|Porsche Carrera Cup Race 2||Peacock||12:15 p.m.|
|IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Six Hours of The Glen Qualifying||Peacock||1:15 p.m.|
|IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Sahlen’s 120 at The Glen||Peacock||3:45 p.m.|
|Sun., June 25||IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Six Hours of The Glen||Peacock||10:30 a.m.|
|IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Six Hours of The Glen||USA Network, Peacock||2 p.m.|
MOTOGP: DUTCH TT
The Dutch TT takes place on the 2023 MotoGP season calendar at TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Jorge Martin (144 pts) won the German Grand Prix moving into second place in the championship points standings trailing only reigning MotoGP champion Francesco Bagnaia (160 pts) through seven races.
Live and on-demand coverage of all races will be available to stream on MotoGP VideoPass, in addition to every session of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, and races and qualifying for the FIM Enel MotoE World Championship. For more details, click here or visit MotoGP.TV. NBC Sports’ complete season schedule can be found here.
THE DALE JR. DOWNLOAD
Weekly and on-demand episodes of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast, The Dale Jr. Download, stream exclusively on Peacock, taking viewers table-side for unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight from Dale Jr. An episode will air on USA Network this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.