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What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for 2023 Las Vegas race

The NASCAR Cup Series season is already working toward a fever pitch after two weeks. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s heart-racing overtime victory at Daytona was followed by a comfortable Kyle Busch dub at Fontana, his first win as a Richard Childress Racing driver.

The action should pick up further with the circuit at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s Pennzoil 400. Known as the Diamond of the Desert, Las Vegas’s 1.5-mile intermediate track features inch-tight turns and a surface that can get especially testy in dirty air.

MORE: Starting order, pole for Pennzoil 400 based on qualifying results

Alex Bowman took the checkered flag in last year’s running of the race, holding off Kyle Larson to hit the jackpot. The field should be just as competitive this year, especially with the likes of Bowman, pole-sitter Joey Logano, Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez putting together solid runs early in the campaign.

MORE: Get the latest updates on Chase Elliott’s leg injury

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Pennzoil 400, including start time and broadcast information.

What time does the NASCAR race start today? 

  • Date: Sunday, March 5
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

The Pennzoil 400 is listed to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET, although pre-race activities will push the waving of the green flag to 3:49 p.m. ET (12:49 p.m. local time).

What channel is NASCAR on today? 

  • TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: FoxSports.com, fuboTV
  • Radio: PRN

Sunday’s race will be broadcast on Fox in the United States. Canadian viewers can catch the action on TSN5.

MORE: Watch NASCAR Cup Series races live with fuboTV (free trial)

Mike Joy will serve as the race’s lead announcer, handling the lap-by-lap call. He’ll be joined by analysts Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick in the booth.

Cord-cutters can follow all the action on FoxSports.com or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

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      
March 5 

Pennzoil 400

Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
March 12 United Rentals Work United 500 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)

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
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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