NASCAR announces start times, network info for 2022 races

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NBC will air nine Cup races in 2022, including the final six playoff races.

NASCAR announced start times and network info for the 2022 season on Tuesday.

NBC and USA Network will air Cup and Xfinity races in the second half of the season. Fox Sports and FS1 will air Cup and Xfinity races in the first half of the 2022 season.

Nineteen Cup races will air on Fox and NBC. This marks the first time since 2009 that more Cup races will air on broadcast than cable.

USA Network takes over for NBCSN, which will conclude programming Dec. 31. USA Network is in millions more homes than NBCSN and boasts a younger and more diverse audience. It is one of the most widely distributed cable networks.

NBC and USA Network will air 39 races (20 Cup and 19 Xfinity) in 2022. The NBC/USA portion of the season begins June 26 at Nashville Superspeedway. That race will begin at 5 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBC will air Cup races at Nashville (June 26), the Indianapolis road course (July 31), the regular-season finale at Daytona (Aug. 27), along with playoff races at Talladega (Oct. 2), Charlotte Roval (Oct. 9), Las Vegas (Oct. 16), Homestead-Miami (Oct. 23), Martinsville (Oct. 30) and the season finale at Phoenix (Nov. 6). USA will air 11 Cup races. 

The nine Cup races on NBC are one more than the network is airing this season.

“Our 2022 NASCAR schedule marks in increase in Cup Series races on NBC and the first season for USA Network as our cable home of NASCAR,” said Justin Byczek, SVP Programming and Rights Management, NBC Sports. “We’re thrilled to open our Cup Series schedule in Nashville and build momentum to the Championship with six straight Playoff races on NBC. USA Network will be a destination for NASCAR fans with more than 25 races – including 11 exclusive weekends for the Cup and Xfinity Series – as part of its 1,500-plus hours of sports programming in 2022.”

2022 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

Date Race / Track Network Start Time (ET) Radio
Sunday, February 6 Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum) FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, February 17 Duel at Daytona FS1 7:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, February 20 DAYTONA 500 FOX 2:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, February 27 Auto Club FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 6 Las Vegas FOX 3:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 13 Phoenix FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 20 Atlanta FOX 3:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, March 27 COTA FOX 3:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 3 Richmond FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 9 Martinsville FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 17 Bristol Dirt FOX 7:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, April 24 Talladega FOX 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 1 Dover FS1 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 8 Darlington FS1 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 15 Kansas FS1 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 22 NASCAR All-Star Race (Texas) FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, May 29 Charlotte FOX 6:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 5 World Wide Technology Raceway FS1 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 12 Sonoma FS1 4:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, June 26 Nashville Superspeedway NBC 5:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 3 Road America USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 10 Atlanta USA 3:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 17 New Hampshire USA 3:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 24 Pocono USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, July 31 Indianapolis Road Course NBC 2:30 p.m. IMS/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 7 Michigan USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 14 Richmond USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, August 21 Watkins Glen USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 27 Daytona NBC 7:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 4 Darlington USA 6:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 11 Kansas USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 17 Bristol USA 7:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 25 Texas USA 3:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 2 Talladega NBC 2:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 9 Charlotte Roval NBC 2:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 16 Las Vegas NBC 2:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 23 Homestead-Miami NBC 2:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 30 Martinsville NBC 2:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, November 6 Phoenix NBC 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM

Races in bold are playoff races

 

2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule

Date Location Network Start Time (ET) Radio
Saturday, February 19 Daytona FS1 5:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, February 26 Auto Club FS1 5:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 5 Las Vegas FS1 4:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 12 Phoenix FS1 4:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 19 Atlanta FS1 5:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 26 COTA FS1 4:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 2 Richmond FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, April 8 Martinsville FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 23 Talladega FOX 4:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 30 Dover FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 7 Darlington FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 21 Texas FS1 1:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 28 Charlotte FS1 1:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 4 Portland FS1 4:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 25 Nashville Superspeedway USA 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 2 Road America USA 2:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 9 Atlanta USA 5:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 16 New Hampshire USA 2:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 23 Pocono USA 5:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 30 Indianapolis Road Course NBC 3:30 p.m. IMS/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 6 Michigan USA 3:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 20 Watkins Glen USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, August 26 Daytona USA 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 3 Darlington USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 10 Kansas USA 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, September 16 Bristol USA 7:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, September 24 Texas USA 3:30 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 1 Talladega USA 4:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 8 Charlotte Roval NBC 3:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 15 Las Vegas NBC 3:00 p.m. PRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 22 Homestead-Miami USA 4:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 29 Martinsville NBC 3:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, November 5 Phoenix USA 6:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM

Races in bold are playoff races

 

2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Date Location Network Start Time (ET) Radio
Friday, February 18 Daytona FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, March 4 Las Vegas FS1 9:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 19 Atlanta FS1 2:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, March 26 COTA FS1 1:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, April 7 Martinsville FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, April 16 Bristol Dirt FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 6 Darlington FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, May 14 Kansas FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 20 Texas FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, May 27 Charlotte FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 4 World Wide Technology Raceway FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 11 Sonoma FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, June 18 Knoxville FS1 9:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, June 24 Nashville Superspeedway FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 9 Mid-Ohio FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, July 23 Pocono FS1 Noon MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, July 29 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis FS1 9:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, August 13 Richmond FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, September 9 Kansas FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Thursday, September 15 Bristol FS1 9:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 1 Talladega FS1 12:30 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Saturday, October 22 Homestead-Miami FS1 1:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM
Friday, November 4 Phoenix FS1 8:00 p.m. MRN/SiriusXM

Races in bold are playoff races