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What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Kansas race


For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today,” the answer is that it’s the usual time.

The Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway is scheduled to roll off mid-afternoon Sunday, in NASCAR’s preferred time window for Cup Series races this season.  

Kansas will be the 11th race this year and the 10th scheduled for the daytime. Just six points races and the All-Star Race are scheduled to be run at night the remainder of the season. Kansas has lights, so the start time isn’t a factor in whether the race can be completed. 

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas.

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What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Date: Sunday, May 2
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is scheduled to wave at 3:13 p.m. ET.

There is the possibility of a weather delay before or during the race. The National Weather Service forecast for the speedway area in Kansas City, Kan., calls for a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. CT. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with a high temperature near 80 degrees.  

What channel is NASCAR on today?

Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. FS1 will air Sunday’s race, the 11th of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season.

NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, including the playoffs.

As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 this season, Mike Joy will call the race along with analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds. Jamie Little and Regan Smith will be the pit reporters.

NASCAR live stream for Kansas race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Kansas 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 race at Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
May 2 Buschy McBusch Race 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 9 Goodyear 400 Darlington Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 16 Drydene 400 Dover International Speedway 2 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 23 NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTA Circuit of the Americas 2:30 p.m. FS1 PRN
May 30 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6 p.m. Fox PRN
June 6 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 4 p.m. FS1 PRN
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

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
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

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
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

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
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

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Nov. 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN




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