This weekend, NASCAR has a split schedule of action. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Gander Outdoors Truck Series will be in Michigan while the Xfinity Series will be only a couple of hundred miles away at Mid-Ohio. Phil Allaway, TV Critic and author of the weekly Couch Potato Tuesday column at Frontstretch, is here to show you what to look for in NASCAR TV coverage for Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Series race.
Consumers Energy 400
Time: 3 p.m. ET (Sunday)
Track: Michigan International Speedway (Brooklyn, Mich.)
TV: NBCSN, coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SIRIUS XM Channel 90
For the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, coverage Sunday starts with NASCAR America Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN for a half-hour. That rolls directly into Countdown to Green at 2:30. Race coverage will begin at 3 p.m. with the green flag shortly afterward. This week, Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be in one booth, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a booth to himself. The four-man continues as NBC continues to carry three in-race analysts.
Once the race concludes, there is a half-hour of NASCAR America Post-Race scheduled for 6 p.m. That is followed up by NASCAR Victory Lap hosted by Danielle Trotta for a full hour.
Radio coverage on MRN (affiliates list) starts at 2 p.m. with a pre-race show. Once the race finishes, there will be post-race coverage until 6:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio starts at 12 p.m. with their own pre-race coverage. Claire B. Lang and Brad Gillie host that before the station joins MRN at 2 p.m. Their exclusive post-race show picks up at 6:30 and runs for two hours.