What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Indianapolis race

For anyone who’s asking, “What channel is the NASCAR race on today?” the answer should look familiar.

The channel for Sunday’s Cup Series race, the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard, is NBC. The NBC family of networks is airing all of the remaining Cup Series races in 2021, and NBC is showing Sunday’s race from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sunday’s race will shown be on a familiar network, but as with last week’s race, the telecast will be different than the usual presentation.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, including the TV coverage and start time.

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What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBC (TSN 3,5 in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: IMS Radio

NBC’s programming will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. As it did last week at Watkins Glen, the network is spreading out its race announcers across the course for a “radio style” broadcast. Rick Allen and Steve Letarte will be in the booth; NASCAR radio reporter Mike Bagley will be stationed at Turn 1; Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be at Turn 7; and Jeff Burton will be at Turn 12.

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Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will be the pit reporters.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Verizon 200 at The Brickyard
  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 15
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.439-mile road course is scheduled to drop at 1:13 p.m. ET.

Weather conditions should be ideal. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Sunday afternoon at the track calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 80 degrees.

NASCAR live stream for Indianapolis race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from Indianapolis live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports App.

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For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling and YouTubeTV.

Below are links to each:

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, the 24th race of the season.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Aug. 15 Verizon 200 at The Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 1 p.m. NBC IMS
Aug. 22 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Aug. 28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7 p.m. NBCSN PRN
Oct. 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course 2 p.m. NBC PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Oct. 17 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 24 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Oct. 31 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Nov. 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN