The start time for Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race is prime territory.
The 2021 edition of the annual event is set to roll off at 8:10 ET at Texas Motor Speedway. The All-Star Race will be run after the All-Star Open race for drivers who didn’t automatically make the All-Star Race field. The Open is scheduled to begin shortly after 6 p.m. ET.
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There will be three stages in the Open: 20, 20 and 10 laps. The winner of each stage will advance to the All-Star Race. The main event will be broken up into six stages: 15, 15, 15, 15, 30 and 10 laps, for 100 laps total on Texas’ 1.5-mile oval. Only green-flag laps will count.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race and beyond.
What time does the NASCAR All-Star Race start today?
- Race: NASCAR All-Star Race (and Open) at Texas Motor Speedway
- Date: Sunday, June 13
- Start time: 6 p.m. ET (Open) | 8 p.m. ET (All-Star Race)
The green flag for the Open, a qualifying race for drivers who didn’t automatically make the All-Star field, will wave shortly after 6 p.m. ET. The Open will set the 18th through 20th positions in the 21-car field.
The 21st and last spot in the field will go the winner of an online fan vote. If the top vote-getter also wins a stage in the Open, then the driver with the second-most votes will get in, and so on, until a driver is chosen.
The All-Star Race is scheduled to start at 8:10 p.m. ET. As of Saturday night, the weather was expected to cooperate. The National Weather Service’s nighttime forecast for the track in Fort Worth, Texas, was for clear skies and a low temperature in the low to mid-70s. Daytime temperatures were expected to reach the mid- to upper 90s, however, and the heat index was forecast to climb over 100 degrees.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
This is Fox and FS1’s final race telecast of the season. NBC and NBC Sports Network will take over coverage with the June 20 race at Nashville Superspeedway and keep providing it through the playoffs.
As has been the case for all Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 this season, Mike Joy will call the All-Star Race with analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds. Jamie Little, Regan Smith and Vince Welch are Fox/FS1’s pit reporters.
FS1 will begin its All-Star Race coverage with “NASCAR RaceDay” at 5 p.m. ET.
NASCAR live stream for All-Star Race
Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Open and All-Star Race at Texas live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are six OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that carry Fox and FS1: AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, Vidgo and YouTubeTV. Of the six, fuboTV, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free-trial options.
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 All-Star Open and All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season
|June 13||NASCAR All-Star Open||Texas Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 13||NASCAR All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 20||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|June 26||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1||Pocono Raceway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|June 27||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-2||Pocono Raceway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|July 4||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Road America||Road America||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 11||Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|July 18||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Aug. 8||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 15||Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line||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
|Sept. 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
|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
|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
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|