NBC Sports kickstarts their 20 races of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series coverage when the green flag drops Sunday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway
This weekend, NASCAR travels to Chicagoland Speedway in Illinois for a full weekend of action. Four days of NASCAR action is already underway. I'm Phil Allaway, TV expert for Frontstretch.com and I’m here to show you what to look out for this weekend.
Camping World 400 Time/TV Channel
Time: 3 p.m. ET (Sunday)
Track: Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, Ill.)
TV: NBCSN, coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SIRIUS XM Channel 90
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes their 19th visit to the 1.5-mile tri-oval with the curved backstretch. So far this season, it’s been all about Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske, winning 15 of 16 races this year. We’ll see if that continues. It’s also the first NASCAR weekend of action for NBC Sports this year.
As compared to last year, there are no changes to NBC Sports’ on-air lineup. The booth quartet of Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte are all back for their fifth season together while Dale Earnhardt Jr. begins his second year.
For Cup teams, it is effectively a two-day show. Practice didn't start until 11:05 a.m. ET on Saturday. Both the first practice at and Happy Hour at 1 p.m. ran 50 minutes in length. Qualifying for the Camping World 400 was held later Saturday after the Xfinity race.
Sunday's race coverage starts with NASCAR America Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Countdown to Green begins at 2:30 p.m. with additional pre-race coverage. Watch for a feature where Earnhardt Jr. interviews Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson about their race for the win last year.
The Camping World 400 is due to go green just after 3 p.m. on NBCSN. After the race, there is a full hour of post-race coverage scheduled.