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NBC Sports begins 2023 NASCAR season this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway

NBC Sports begins its portion of the 2023 NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, highlighted by the Cup Series Ally 400 race Sunday in primetime at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Peacock will exclusively stream a 30-minute post-race program immediately following the checkered flag at 11 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ coverage of the Xfinity Series begins with Countdown to Green pre-race coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network, leading into Tennessee Lottery 250 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 Superspeedway 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 Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters.

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett and racing icon Kyle Petty will anchor studio coverage with Snider from the Peacock Pit Box during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday.

NBC Sports’ Parker Kligerman will provide live reports from the streets of Chicago during Sunday’s race coverage ahead of next weekend’s much-anticipated inaugural running of the Chicago Street Race for the Cup Series on Sunday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023 across NBC, USA Network and Peacock, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5-6. Post-race coverage will stream live on Peacock following all Cup Series races this season.


  • Play by Play: Rick Allen
  • Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kim Coon
  • Specialty Reporter: Parker Kligerman


  • Host: Marty Snider
  • Analysts: Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty


  • TV – NBC, USA Network
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Platform Time (ET)
Fri., June 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice USA Network 5:30 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Practice USA Network 6:30 p.m.
Sat., June 24 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 25 NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 NBC 7 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race Peacock 11 p.m.

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