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Cup Series HighPoint.com 400 and Xfinity Series Explore the Mountains 225 on USA Network this weekend

Pocono Raceway hosts the NASCAR Cup Series HighPoint.com 400 this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, with Countdown to Green pre-race coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET. Post-race coverage will begin immediately following the checkered flag at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock.

The Cup Series race marks the third of five consecutive Cup Series races on USA Network.

A 30-minute Countdown to Green Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on USA Network leads into Xfinity Series Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 race coverage 5:30 p.m. ET.

Following his win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Monday, Martin Truex Jr. leads the Cup Series Playoffs points standings followed by William Byron and Kyle Busch. Chase Elliott won last July’s Cup Series race at Pocono.

Coverage from ‘The Tricky Triangle’ superspeedway begins tomorrow on USA Network with Xfinity Series practice and qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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 the Cup Series race this Sunday from Pocono Raceway with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen. Allen, Earnhardt Jr. and Letarte will call Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. Marty Snider, Kim Coon and Parker Kligerman will serve as pit reporters.

Racing icon Kyle Petty will anchor studio coverage alongside Snider from the Peacock Pit Box during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday. Burton will join Petty and Snider on the Peacock Pit Box Saturday.

Earnhardt Jr. is a two-time winner at Pocono Raceway earning a pair of victories in 2014. Petty also won at the track in 1993.

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. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2023 NASCAR coverage.


  • Play by Play: Rick Allen
  • Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kim Coon, Parker Kligerman (Sunday)


  • Host: Marty Snider
  • Analysts: Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton


  • TV – USA Network
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Platform(s) Time (ET)
Fri., July 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice and Qualifying USA Network 3:30 p.m.
Sat., July 22 NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 2:30 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying USA Network 3 p.m.
Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series USA Network 5 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 USA Network 5:30 p.m.
Sun., July 23 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series USA Network 2 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series HighPoint.com 400 USA Network 2:30 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race USA Network, Peacock 6 p.m.

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