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How To Watch NASCAR 2024

Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled ride as we cover the best ways to watch NASCAR this year.

Editor's choice
Hulu + Live TV
NASCAR channels:
FOX, FS1, FS2, NBC, USA Network, and CNBC
DVR storage:
Unlimited (for 9 mos.)
Free trial:
N/A
NASCAR channels:
FOX, FS1, FS2, NBC, USA Network, and CNBC
DVR storage:
Unlimited (for 9 mos.)
Free trial:
N/A
Best value
Sling TV
NASCAR channels:
FOX, FS1, NBC, and USA Network
DVR storage:
50 hrs. included
Free trial:
N/A
NASCAR channels:
FOX, FS1, NBC, and USA Network
DVR storage:
50 hrs. included
Free trial:
N/A
Live NBC races
Peacock
NASCAR content:
Live NASCAR on NBC races and studio shows
DVR storage:
N/A
Free trial:
N/A
NASCAR content:
Live NASCAR on NBC races and studio shows
DVR storage:
N/A
Free trial:
N/A

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

This year marks the 76th season of NASCAR. It’s not as flashy as last year’s 75th anniversary, but you can still celebrate by watching all three national series on TV.

The NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Craftsman Truck Series air across FOX Sports and NBC Sports networks. Hulu + Live TV is our favorite service for tuning in, but we outline more ways to watch the three series below—emphasizing the elite-level Cup Series.

Keep scrolling for a closer look at the NASCAR channels and the Cup Series schedule. We also highlight how you can catch races on TV for free.

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What channels show NASCAR races?

NASCAR races air on four channels: FOX, FS1, NBC, and USA Network.

In case of weather delays, you’ll also want FS2 and CNBC in your channel lineup. Both networks occasionally televise practice sessions, qualifying rounds, and grassroots races.

Pro tip: Radio fans can listen to NASCAR races through any AM or FM station affiliated with Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Performance Racing Network (PRN). All races also air on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio (ch. 90).

2024 NASCAR schedule

The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series shifts into gear on February 18 with the Daytona 500 and will end with the Cup Series championship on November 10. Stay up-to-date with NASCAR today on TV with our comprehensive schedule below—featuring the full lineup of Cup Series events.

Event Date Time (ET) Channels
Daytona 500 February 18 2:30 p.m. FOX
Ambetter Health 400 February 25 3:00 p.m. FOX
Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube March 3 3:30 p.m. FOX
Shriners Children’s 500 March 10 3:30 p.m. FOX
Food City 500 March 17 3:30 p.m. FOX
EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix March 24 3:30 p.m. FOX
Toyota Owners 400 March 31 7:00 p.m. FOX
Cook Out 400 April 7 3:00 p.m. FS1
AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 April 14 3:30 p.m. FS1
GEICO 500 April 21 3:00 p.m. FOX
Würth 400 April 28 2:00 p.m. FS1
AdventHealth 400 May 5 3:00 p.m. FS1
Goodyear 400 May 12 3:00 p.m. FS1
NASCAR All-Star Open May 19 5:30 p.m. FS1
NASCAR All-Star Race May 19 8:00 p.m. FS1
Coca-Cola 600 May 26 6:00 p.m. FOX
Enjoy Illinois 300 June 2 3:30 p.m. FS1
Toyota / Save Mart 350 June 9 3:30 p.m. FOX
Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol June 16 7:00 p.m. USA Network
NASCAR Cup Series Race at New Hampshire July 23 2:30 p.m. USA Network
Ally 400 June 30 3:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Grant Park 165 July 7 4:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock
HighPoint.com 400 July 14 2:30 p.m. USA Network
Brickyard 400 July 21 2:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Cook Out 400 August 11 6:00 p.m. USA Network
FireKeepers Casino 400 August 18 2:30 p.m. USA Network
Coke Zero Sugar 400 August 24 7:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Cook Out Southern 500 September 1 6:00 p.m. USA Network
Quaker State 400 available at Walmart September 8 3:00 p.m. USA Network
Go Bowling at The Glen September 15 3:00 p.m. USA Network
Bass Pro Shops Night Race September 21 7:30 p.m. USA Network
Hollywood Casino 400 September 29 3:00 p.m. USA Network
YellaWood 500 October 6 2:00 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Bank of America ROVAL 400 October 13 2:00 p.m. NBC, Peacock
South Point 400 October 20 2:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock
NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami October 27 2:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Xfinity 500 November 3 2:00 p.m. NBC, Peacock
NASCAR Cup Series Championship November 10 3:00 p.m. NBC, Peacock

Data effective as of post date.

Best NASCAR TV plans

  • Editor’s choice: Hulu + Live TV ($76.99–$89.99/mo.)
  • Best value: Sling TV ($40.00–$55.00/mo.)
  • Live NBC races: Peacock ($5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr.)

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Editor’s choice: Hulu + Live TV

Price:
$76.99–$89.99/mo.
NASCAR channels:
FOX, FS1, FS2, NBC, USA Network, and CNBC
Features:
Unlimited cloud DVR storage and 85+ channels

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Pros

  • Every NASCAR channel
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • ESPN+ and Disney+ included

Cons

  • Small sports channel lineup
  • Only two simultaneous streams allowed

Hulu + Live TV is the best service for watching NASCAR for several reasons. Not only does it have every NASCAR channel—including the ones in case of weather delays—it also has unlimited DVR storage and ESPN+ at no extra cost.

If you’re new to streaming, the Hulu app interface is easy to navigate. You can add each NASCAR national series to your sports watchlist for quick access. Plus, the app features series schedules to help you follow race start times—including qualifying and practice events.

Sure, YouTube TV ($72.99/mo.) is slightly cheaper and comes with the same NASCAR channels. But it doesn’t include ESPN+, a massive advantage to Hulu + Live TV subscribers. That’s one of the main reasons we recommend Hulu + Live TV for watching Formula One—should your love of motorsports extend beyond stock car racing.

Best value: Sling TV

Price:
$40.00–$55.00/mo.
NASCAR channels:
FOX, FS1, NBC, and USA Network
Features:
50 hr. DVR included; 30+ add-on channels and packages

Data effective as of post date. Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Pros

  • Low-cost plans with FS1 and USA Network
  • Customizable packages
  • Valuable sign-up deals

Cons

  • Poor local channel coverage
  • Weak DVR storage options

As we explain in our free NASCAR viewing options section, you can watch most Cup Series races using a digital antenna if you live near FOX and NBC TV stations. But you still miss key races that air on FS1 and USA Network. Fortunately, Sling TV offers a way to get those channels for almost half the price of Hulu + Live TV.

At $40 a month, Sling TV’s Sling Blue plan includes FS1, USA Network, and several other popular networks. You also have the option to add more channels to your plan for as low as $6 a month, though you might as well go with Hulu + Live TV if you want more than one add-on.

The biggest flaw with Sling TV is that it only offers local channels in select markets. That’s why we recommend pairing the service with an antenna, which you can get for free through Sling TV by prepaying for three months of service. We highlight that offer and more on our Sling TV Deals page.

Live NBC races: Peacock

Price:
$5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr.
NASCAR content:
Live NASCAR on NBC races and studio shows
Features:
Exclusive sports coverage and next-day access to current NBC shows

Data effective as of post date. Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Pros

  • Every NASCAR on NBC race
  • Exclusive pre- and post-race coverage for NBC races
  • Inexpensive pricing

Cons

  • No on-demand races from previous seasons
  • Limited original content

Another option to watch NASCAR on NBC races without getting an antenna is to sign up for Peacock. Starting at $5.99 a month, Peacock is one of the cheapest streaming services and offers exclusive NASCAR coverage during the second half of the season.

All 10 NASCAR races that air on NBC also stream on Peacock—including the final six races of the NASCAR Playoffs. The streaming service also carries pre- and post-race shows, so you don’t have to go anywhere else to get the complete race day experience.

In general, Peacock is a fantastic service for motorsports. Apart from the NASCAR Cup Series, you’ll get most IndyCar Series races, many IMSA events, and the SuperMotocross World Championship. You can also fuel up on Peacock’s immense library of movies and TV shows when races aren’t happening.

Using the NASCAR mobile app

No matter how you watch NASCAR, you can take your race day experience to the next level with the NASCAR mobile app. It’s available on Android and iOS devices and includes features for tracking NASCAR news, stats, and fantasy games.

The best part of the NASCAR app is that you can listen to broadcast audio and watch in-car cameras for free. For $4.99 a month, you can upgrade to premium, ad-free access with additional audio channels and the ability to cast in-car camera feeds to your TV.

Ross Chastain’s in-car view during the 2023 United Rentals Work United 500.
You can toggle between each driver’s in-car camera using the NASCAR mobile app, as seen on an iPhone 8.

 

We’ve used the NASCAR app for a couple of seasons now. While its features are great, it works best as a companion to the main TV broadcast. That’s why we don’t recommend it as a primary viewing option.

How to watch NASCAR for free

Get free local channels
Recommended antenna:
Mohu Leaf 50 ($39.99, one-time purchase*)
NASCAR channels:
FOX and NBC
Features:
All local broadcast channels

*CableTV.com utilizes paid Amazon links. Amazon.com Price; $39.99 (as of 1/25/24 4:15 p.m. CT). Read full disclaimer.

You can watch 20 NASCAR Cup Series races for free with an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. You’ll need an antenna with a solid range for picking up your local FOX and NBC stations. But you can verify each channel’s distance by entering your zip code on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Reception Map Tool.

The Mohu Leaf 50 is an excellent antenna for reliable reception in suburban areas. It has a 60-mile range and multi-directional design for easy in-home placement.

Paying $20–$60 for an antenna might not seem ideal, but you can browse more antenna recommendations on our Best OTA Antennas page.

Pro tip: Tubi offers more NASCAR coverage for free. While you won’t get live races, the streaming service has several documentaries from FOX Films and NASCAR Productions.

How to watch NASCAR FAQ

Where can I watch the NASCAR race today?

NASCAR races air across FOX and NBC channels, depending on the series and time of year. For exact Cup Series channel details, visit our NASCAR schedule.

Does Amazon Prime have NASCAR?

No, Amazon Prime Video doesn’t have live NASCAR races. But motorsport fans can find several NASCAR-adjacent series on the streaming service—especially if you upgrade your plan with the MOTOR TREND add-on.

Can I watch NASCAR on Roku?

Yes, you can watch NASCAR races on Roku devices using the FOX Sports and NBC Sports apps with a TV provider login. Peacock and live TV streaming services—like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV—also offer ways to watch NASCAR on Roku.

Is there an app to watch NASCAR live?

Yes, you can watch live track and in-car cameras using the NASCAR mobile app. But to watch the main NASCAR broadcast, you’ll need a TV provider subscription that carries FOX Sports and NBC Sports channels. The Peacock app also streams live NASCAR action when races air on NBC.

Methodology

Our sports experts spent over ten hours researching and testing the best ways to watch NASCAR this season. We examined NASCAR coverage across the most popular cable, satellite, and live TV streaming services and assessed mobile viewing options. Ultimately, we based our provider recommendations on channel availability, pricing, and additional sports and entertainment coverage.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

Disclaimer

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

*Amazon.com price as of 1/25/24 4:15 p.m. CT. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. CableTV.com utilizes paid Amazon links.

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