DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2016) – NASCAR®, in collaboration with broadcast partners FOX Sports, NBC Sports Group, race teams and the 29 tracks committed to hosting races for the coming season, today announced race start times and network coverage for all three of its national series based on previously released schedule dates for 2016.
This includes the three races that comprise Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which this year will be held November 18-20. The Sprint Cup Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 will take place on Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 pm and be televised live on NBC. The Camping World Truck Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 200 will start at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 18 (Fox Sports 1) while the XFINITY Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 300 will be run on Saturday, November 19 at 3:30 pm (NBCSN).
Entering the second season of 10-year comprehensive media rights agreements, races will be televised by FOX, FS1, NBC and NBCSN, with the exception of select events in August that will air on CNBC and USA due to NBC Sports’ coverage of the Summer Olympics. National series races also will be broadcast live by Motor Racing Network (MRN), Performance Racing Network (PRN), IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90. Fans can visit www.nascar.com/tv-schedule for weekly tune-in information throughout the season. Tickets to all NASCAR national series events are available at www.nascar.com/tickets.
“NASCAR concluded 2015 with its most-watched championship finale in a decade, a benchmark that serves as a testament to deeper collaboration with our television and radio partners and increased engagement with fans,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “We look forward to carrying this momentum into 2016, starting with the DAYTONA 500® and Speedweeks, as the number of homes reached by our broadcast content continues to grow both domestically and internationally.”