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NASCAR schedule: Races today, this weekend, and how to watch

Go beyond the NASCAR schedule with the top races today, this weekend, where its happening, and how to watch the action. Updated daily!

Austin Konenski

You’ve come to the right place if you’re seeking when and where to watch NASCAR today. You will find today’s races, upcoming races, TV information, and more of the NASCAR schedule!

NASCAR schedule – Charlotte ROVAL this weekend

The 34th official NASCAR weekend is here. The Xfinity Series takes on the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina at 3:00 PM ET in a Saturday afternoon event on NBC.

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Saturday, October 8

SeriesTime (ET)TV
Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina (Xfinity)3:00 PMNBC
Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course – Concord, NC

NASCAR schedule: Practice and qualifying times (October 8)

  • 10:00-10:30 AM: Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)
  • 10:30 AM: Xfinity qualifying – multi-car, two groups, two rounds (NBC Sports App)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Cup practice (Coverage on USA starts at 12:30 PM)
  • 1:00 PM: Cup qualifying – multi-car, two groups, two rounds (USA)

Next NASCAR race

Sunday, October 9

SeriesTime (ET)TV
Bank of America ROVAL 400 (Cup)2:00 PMNBC
Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course – Concord, NC

NASCAR Daily Fantasy Picks (October 9)

  • Coming soon! Chase Elliott won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR schedule – Upcoming races

Here are the upcoming races for the following two weekends of the NASCAR schedule.

Saturday, October 15

SeriesTime (ET)TV
Alsco Uniforms 302 (Xfinity)3:00 PMNBC
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV

Sunday, October 16

SeriesTime (ET)TV
South Point 400 (Cup)2:30 PMNBC
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, October 22

SeriesTime (ET)TV
Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 (Truck)1:00 PMFS1
Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, FL

Saturday, October 22

SeriesTime (ET)TV
Contender Boats 300 (Xfinity)4:30 PMUSA
Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, FL

Sunday, October 23

SeriesTime (ET)TV
Dixie Vodka 400 (Cup)2:30 PMNBC
Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, FL

Major NASCAR races in 2022

Sunday, November 6

SeriesTime (ET)TV
NASCAR Cup Series Championship (Cup)3:00 PMNBC
Phoenix Raceway – Phoenix, AZ

Related: Kyle Larson wins in Phoenix to clinch NASCAR Cup Series title

Where is NASCAR racing this weekend?

The NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series will be racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, which is located in Concord, NC. The venue is a 2.28-mile track with a capacity of 171,000 fans. The track will be the final event of the sport’s respective rounds after being founded in 2018.

Is there a NASCAR race today?

No, there is not a NASCAR race today. The next NASCAR race will come on October 8 when the Xfinity Series travels to the Charlotte ROVAL for a 155.44-mile event on Saturday afternoon. It will mark the final event of the Round of 12.

What channel is the NASCAR race on today?

NASCAR: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte ROVAL will be aired on NBC at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, October 8. There will be much on the line as drivers look to keep an opportunity at vying for the championship at Phoenix Raceway.

How many races are on the NASCAR schedule?

There are 38 overall races on the NASCAR schedule. Only 36 races are points-paying as the other two races, the Busch Light Clash and All-Star Race, are exhibition races held by NASCAR. The sport typically releases next year’s schedule during the summer months.

Related: NASCAR Cup Series schedule for 2023 delayed again

When does the 2023 NASCAR season start?

The 2023 NASCAR season will start on February 5, 2023, when the Cup Series heads off to the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum located at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. The first official points-paying race will be in Daytona, FL two weeks later.

When is the Daytona 500?

Syndication: Daytona Beach News-Journal
Nigel Cook/News-Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Daytona 500 will occur on February 20, 2022, in Daytona, FL. The venue is a 2.50-mile track with a capacity of 101,500 fans. The track’s first event took place in 1959 and is commonly called by its nickname “The World Center of Racing.”

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