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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
NBC SPORTS KICKS INTO GEAR WITH 2022 NASCAR SEASON THIS WEEKEND AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY
NASCAR Cup Series Pre-Race Coverage Begins Sunday at 4 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock Leading into Race Coverage at 5 p.m. ET on NBC & Peacock
NBC, USA Network and Peacock to Present 39 NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Races in 2022, Including the Championship and Playoffs for Eighth Straight Year
NBC Sports’ 2022 NASCAR Media Conference Call – Today at 1 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2022 – NBC Sports kicks into gear its portion of the 2022 NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Over three days, NBC Sports will present nearly 15 hours of practice, qualifying and race coverage for the Cup and Xfinity Series across NBC, Peacock and USA Network.
NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green pre-race coverage will get underway in Nashville Sunday at 4 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock leading into Ally 400 race coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Peacock will present post-race coverage immediately following the checkered flag at 9 p.m. ET.
Countdown to Green ahead of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 gets underway Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network, leading into race coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET. Post-race coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Live coverage from Nashville begins on Friday with a pair of hour-long practice sessions, getting underway with the Xfinity Series at 5:30 p.m. ET and Cup Series at 6:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Xfinity Series qualifying is presented on Saturday at noon ET, followed by Cup Series qualifying at 1 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte will serve as analysts for both the Cup and Xfinity Series races this weekend from Nashville Superspeedway with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen. Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Parker Kligerman will serve as pit reporters.
NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett, auto racing icon Kyle Petty and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty will anchor studio coverage with Snider from the Peacock Pit Box during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
NBC Sports’ Rutledge Wood will serve as a “CityView” reporter and share stories from Nashville’s famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge to highlight the atmosphere and excitement around the race on Broadway in Music City. Last week, NBC Sports announced its NASCAR commentary team ahead of the season.
Peacock will present coverage of three NASCAR Cup Series (Nashville, Daytona, Phoenix) and four NASCAR Xfinity Series races (Indianapolis, Charlotte ROVAL, Las Vegas, Martinsville) throughout the season in addition to pre- and post-race coverage. Click here for more details.
The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2022 across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5-6. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2022 NASCAR coverage.
- Keith Urban: Throughout the past month, four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban helped kick off NBC Sports’ NASCAR promotional campaign featuring music inspired by his hit single Wild Hearts filmed at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Click here for more details.
- NASCAR Pick ‘Em: NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, NASCAR Pick ‘Em, features a weekly contest for each NASCAR Cup Series race throughout the season. NASCAR Pick ‘Em is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store).
- Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
- Play by Play: Rick Allen
- Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman
- “CityView” Reporter: Rutledge Wood
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
- Host: Marty Snider
- Analysts: Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty, Brad Daugherty
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, USA Network
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Fri., June 24||NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice||USA Network||5:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Practice||USA Network||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., June 25||NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying||USA Network||Noon|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying||USA Network||1 p.m.|
|Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series||USA Network||3 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250||USA Network||3:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Post-Race||USA Network||6 p.m.|
|Sun., June 26||Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series||Peacock||4 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400||NBC, Peacock||5 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race||Peacock||9 p.m.|
NBC Sports NASCAR analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, and NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood will preview the upcoming second half of the 2022 NASCAR season on a media conference call today at 1 p.m. ET.
Media interested in participating should call 313-209-6544; Passcode: 3426510.
Following are NBC Sports’ NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series schedules for the remainder of the 2022 season:
|NBC SPORTS 2022 NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE|
|Sunday, July 3||Road America||USA||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 10||Atlanta||USA||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 17||New Hampshire||USA||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 24||Pocono||USA||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 31||Indianapolis Road Course||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 7||Michigan||USA||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 14||Richmond||USA||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 21||Watkins Glen||USA||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 27||Daytona||NBC, Peacock||7 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 4||Darlington||USA||6 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 11||Kansas||USA||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 17||Bristol||USA||7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 25||Texas||USA||3:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 2||Talladega||NBC||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 9||Charlotte ROVAL||NBC||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 16||Las Vegas||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 23||Homestead-Miami||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 30||Martinsville||NBC||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, November 6||Phoenix||NBC, Peacock||3 p.m.|
|NBC SPORTS 2022 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE|
|Saturday, July 2||Road America||USA||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 9||Atlanta||USA||5 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 16||New Hampshire||USA||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 23||Pocono||USA||5 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 30||Indianapolis Road Course||NBC, Peacock||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 6||Michigan||USA||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 20||Watkins Glen||USA||3 p.m.|
|Friday, August 26||Daytona||USA||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 3||Darlington||USA||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 10||Kansas||USA||3 p.m.|
|Friday, September 16||Bristol||USA||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 24||Texas||USA||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 1||Talladega||USA||4 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 8||Charlotte ROVAL||NBC, Peacock||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 15||Las Vegas||NBC, Peacock||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 22||Homestead-Miami||USA||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 29||Martinsville||NBC, Peacock||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 5||Phoenix||USA||6 p.m.|
Note: schedules are subject to change