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Networks, Start Times Announced for 2022 NASCAR Season

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NASCAR announced its networks and air times for all races of its three national series for the duration of the 2022 schedule on Nov. 2.

One of the biggest changes to the network schedule is the increase of network broadcasts throughout next year’s NASCAR Cup Series schedule, which features a growth from 17 network broadcasts to 19 — the most the series has seen since 2009. The rest of the season is being broadcasted on FOX and NBC cable affiliate stations FOX Sports 1 and USA.

“Working with the broadcast partners, tracks, teams and industry stakeholders, we will be able to deliver the best racing in the world to an even broader audience in 2022,” NASCAR svp of media and productions Brian Herbs said in a release. “Based on data and fan feedback from the past several years, shifting afternoon start times back allows more of our fans – whether at home or at the track – to take in NASCAR racing on Sundays. In addition, airing the most Cup Series races on broadcast in more than a decade is consistent with our strategy of distributing our content to as many fans as possible during key moments in the season.”

The 10 races featured on FOX’s broadcasts include crown-jewel races such as the Daytona 500 and the Coca-Cola 600, while also including newer venues such as the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track and the series’ second visit to Circuit of the Americas.

The remaining nine network broadcasts will be live on NBC for Nashville Superspeedway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway. The final six races of the season will also be broadcast on NBC.

The Xfinity Series will be the host to five network broadcasts, with the series’ spring trip to Talladega Superspeedway on FOX and four other events on NBC.

For the Camping World Truck Series, all 23 events will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021. Currently, he is the lead writer for the weekly Thinkin' Out Loud column and one of our lead reporters. Beforehand, he wrote for IMSA shortly after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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Read and weep! NA$CAR really listens to the fans. NOT!!!!!

West Coast events start at 12:30 or 1 local time and East Coast events start at 3.


We know it rains late afternoons down south….more rain delays coming.


Yep but NASCAR and the TV people are just stupid.


Ugh, East Coast events start at 3 p.m. Sorry that means I will be watching less races and attending none. A 3 p.m. start means there is no way to fly home in the evening (which is what I often did when the races started at 1 p.m.). Saved me the price of a night in the hotel and I was able to be back at work the next day so didn’t have to use a vacation day.

As far as watching a 3 p.m. start in the summer, well if the weather is good, I’m outside enjoying it.

Jill P

It would be nice to have a few truck races on network TV. They need more exposure.


But then the viewers would realize how God-awful the Cup events are.


If they kick Mikey out of the booth, I’d actually watch the truck races but I cannot listen to him. Other than that, I agree with you. The truck races are fun to watch.


Having more races on network is not all it is cracked up to be. There are probably NBC affiliates that will air NFL preseason games in lieu of the August Daytona race. You are also subject to interruptions for weather alerts for storms 100 miles away or at the very least, the alert crawls that inevitably get superimposed over the race information graphics.

I’ll never understand the late start times, but don’t give us the BS that it is based on fan feedback.


Racing on Easter…money grubbers

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