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What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Dover race

Sporting News — (Tadd Haislop)

What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.

As for Sunday's Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway, the Cup Series' second visit to the track this season and the fourth race of the 2019 playoffs, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Dover is 2:30 p.m. ET.

The 2:30 p.m. ET start time for the Dover race is only the third of five such start times for the Cup Series this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the 11th time this year. As part of NBC's TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.

MORE: Watch the Dover race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

Sunday's race at Dover, which will consist of three stages (120 laps, 120 laps and 160 laps), is the 31st race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (30th when not counting the All-Star Race). There are seven races left this season, and there are three more races before the second cut-off point of the playoffs.

Dover is a one-mile, concrete oval that features 24-degree banking in the turns and nine-degree banking on the straights. This season marks the second time the fourth race of the Cup Series playoffs will be held at Dover, which has participated in the playoffs since its inception in 2004. No non-playoff driver has ever won the playoff race at Dover.

Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday's NASCAR race at Dover.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN
  • Live stream: fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Sunday's 400-lap race at Dover will be the 11th of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network's broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.

In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday's race at Dover is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.

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NASCAR at Dover: What time does today's race start?

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 6
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Dover International Speedway

Including Sunday's race at Dover, only five NASCAR Cup races this season were scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. The season-opening Daytona 500 and last week's Roval race began at 2:30 p.m. ET, and after this weekend, two more playoff races (Kansas, Phoenix) will begin at the same time.

There have been 99 NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover, one race per year in 1969 and 1970, and two races per year since 1971. Among active drivers, Jimmie Johnson has the highest career driver rating (113.3) at Dover. He is followed by playoff drivers Chase Elliott (108.3) and Kyle Busch (104.6).

NASCAR schedule 2019

DateRaceTrackTime/TV info/winner
Feb. 10Advance Auto Parts ClashDaytona International SpeedwayJimmie Johnson
Feb. 14Gander RV Duel 1 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayKevin Harvick
Feb. 14Gander RV Duel 2 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayJoey Logano
Feb. 17Daytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayDenny Hamlin
Feb. 24Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBrad Keselowski
March 3Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayJoey Logano
March 10TicketGuardian 500ISM RacewayKyle Busch
March 17AutoClub 400Auto Club SpeedwayKyle Busch
March 24STP 500Martinsville SpeedwayBrad Keselowski
March 31O'Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor SpeedwayDenny Hamlin
April 7Food City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayKyle Busch
April 13Toyota Owners 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.
April 28Geico 500Talladega SpeedwayChase Elliott
May 5Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.
May 11Cup Series Race at KansasKansas SpeedwayBrad Keselowski
May 18Monster Energy OpenCharlotte Motor Speedway
May 18Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor SpeedwayKyle Larson
May 26Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.
June 2Pocono 400Pocono RacewayKyle Busch
June 10FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International SpeedwayJoey Logano
June 23Toyota/Save Mart 350Sonoma RacewayMartin Truex Jr.
June 30Camping World 400Chicagoland SpeedwayAlex Bowman
July 6Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International SpeedwayJustin Haley
July 13Quaker State 400Kentucky SpeedwayKurt Busch
July 21Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayKevin Harvick
July 28Gander Outdoors 400Pocono RacewayDenny Hamlin
Aug. 4Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalChase Elliott
Aug. 11Consumers Energy 400Michigan International SpeedwayKevin Harvick
Aug. 17Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor SpeedwayDenny Hamlin
Sept. 1Bojangles' Southern 500Darlington RacewayErik Jones
Sept. 8Big Machine Vodka 400Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayKevin Harvick

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff schedule

DateRaceTrackTime/TV info/winner
Sept. 15South Point 400Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.
Sept. 21Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.
Sept. 29Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road CoarseChase Elliott
Oct. 6Cup Series Race at DoverDover International Speedway2:30 p.m., NBCSN/fuboTV
Oct. 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m., NBC/fuboTV
Oct. 20Hollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway2:30 p.m., NBC/fuboTV
Oct. 27First Data 500Martinsville Speedway3 p.m., NBCSN/fuboTV
Nov. 3AAA Texas 500Texas Motor Speedway3 p.m., NBCSN/fuboTV
Nov. 10Cup Series Race at ISMISM Raceway2:30 p.m., NBC/fuboTV
Nov. 17Ford EcoBoost 400Homestead-Miami Speedway3 p.m., NBC/fuboTV