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NASCAR sets broadcast schedule for 2021 season

Richmond, VA- On Thursday, NASCAR released their 20201 broadcast schedule.

The 2021 NASCAR season will have twenty-three total races, which will air on FOX and NBC. Eleven races will air on FOX, including the first seven NASCAR Cup Series races of the season starting with the DAYTONA 500 starting Sunday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m. ET.

The debut of the premier series race on dirt will be broadcast on FOX when the Cup Series rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 28, 3:30 p.m. ET.

NBC will broadcast 12 races, including the debut of the NASCAR Cup Series at Road America on Sunday, July 4, 2:30 p.m. ET., as well as the NASCAR Cup Series Championship from Phoenix Raceway Sunday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m. ET.

Five NASCAR Xfinity Series tilts will broadcast in 2021, highlighted by the series’ first visit of the season to Talladega Superspeedway (Saturday, Apr. 24, 4 p.m. ET, FOX) and three consecutive playoff races: the Charlotte Roval (Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. ET, NBC), Texas Motor Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m. ET, NBC), and Kansas Speedway (Saturday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. ET, NBC).

Martinsville Speedway will host a pair of primetime events in the spring with the NASCAR Xfinity Series (Apr. 9, 8 p.m. ET, FS1) and NASCAR Cup Series (Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1), which will host the green flag consecutive evenings.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be broadcast 13 times in prime time during the season, which will be highlighted by the first-ever NASCAR race on dirt at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, July 9 (9 p.m. ET, FS1).

Additionally, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series will take part in six Saturday day-night twin bills. They will include Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 20, 2:30 and 5 p.m. ET, FS1), COTA (May 22, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET, FS1) and the penultimate playoff races in both series at Martinsville (Oct. 30, 1 p.m. ET on FS1 and 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, respectively). A Saturday Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series double dip in Texas (June 12, 1 and 4 p.m. ET, FS1) will set the stage for FOX Sports’ NASCAR Cup Series finale, which will be the debut of All-Star festivities under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway (Sunday, June 13, 6 p.m. ET, FS1).

Last by not least, CNBC will be home to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International (Saturday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m. ET) as NBC Sports finishes its coverage of the 2021 Olympics.

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