Hendrick Motorsports found itself in some hot water last week.
The storied racing organization, which has housed some of the best drivers past and present — from Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson to Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson — was fined $400,000 after NASCAR found the organization modified air-deflecting pieces during last week’s race at Phoenix.
In addition to the mammoth fine — the largest for a single organization in NASCAR history — Hendrick drivers Larson, William Byron and Alex Bowman were also docked 100 regular-season points and 10 playoff points, major deductions that could prove fatal come postseason play.
The move puts the early season Cup Series standings in serious disarray. Bowman, Byron and Larson were first, fourth and fifth in points, respectively. They now sit the the 20s.
It was a huge announcement, one that could have serious ramifications on the Cup Series slate. And with the Ambetter Health 400 coming up, all eyes will be fixed to Atlanta to see how Hendrick’s stars react.
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The Sporting News fills you in on everything you need to know about this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including broadcast information and start time.
What channel is the NASCAR race at Atlanta on today?
- TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | TSN1 (Canada)
- Live stream: FoxSports.com, fuboTV
This year’s Ambetter Health 400 will be broadcast on Fox in the United States. Canadian viewers can follow the action on TSN1.
Mike Joy will lead the coverage in the U.S., serving as the race’s lap-by-lap announcer. He’ll be joined in the boothby former Cup Series veterans Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart.
Cord-cutters can find Sunday’s race on FoxSports.com, as well as fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
What time does the Atlanta NASCAR race start today?
- Date: Sunday, March 19
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET
Sunday’s race has a 3 p.m. ET listed start time. However, pre-race activities are expected to push the waving of the green flag to approximately 3:15 p.m. ET.
NASCAR schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Race (winner)||Track||Time (ET)||TV||Radio|
|Feb. 19||Daytona 500 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)||Daytona International Speedway|
|Feb. 26||Pala Casino 400 (Kyle Busch)||Auto Club Speedway|
Pennzoil 400 (William Byron)
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|March 12||United Rentals Work United 500 (William Byron)||Phoenix Raceway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|March 19||Ambetter Health 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|March 26||EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 2||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 9||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 16||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Martinsville||Martinsville Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 23||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||3 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|April 30||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover||Dover Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 7||AdventHealth 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 14||Goodyear 400||Darlington Raceway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 21||NASCAR All-Star Open||North Wilkesboro Speedway||5 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 21||NASCAR All-Star Race||North Wilkesboro Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 28||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 4||Enjoy Illinois 300||World Wide Technology Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 11||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 25||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||7 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|July 2||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Chicago||Chicago Street Course||5:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 9||Quaker State 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 16||Crayon 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 23||M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400||Pocono Raceway||2:30 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|July 30||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Richmond||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 6||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||2:30 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 13||Verizon 200 at the Brickyard||Speedway Road Course||2:30 p.m.||NBC||IMS|
|Aug. 20||Go Bowling at the Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 26||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR schedule 2023: Playoff races
(All times Eastern)
|Sept. 3||Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 10||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 16||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Sept. 24||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400||Texas Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Oct. 1||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 8||Bank of America Roval 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 15||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 22||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
In Canada, fans can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.
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