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NBC Sports coverage of NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Michigan this weekend

As the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs battle continues, Michigan International Speedway hosts the FireKeepers Casino 400 this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Countdown to Green pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network and post-race coverage gets underway immediately following the checkered flag on USA Network and Peacock.

NBC and Peacock present the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cabo Wabo 250 this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute Countdown to Green beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Cup Series practice and qualifying at Michigan takes place Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, while Xfinity Series practice and qualifying will be presented tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.

With only four races remaining in the regular season, Martin Truex Jr. leads the Cup Series Playoffs points standings followed by William Byron and Denny Hamlin. Kevin Harvick won last year’s Cup Series race at Michigan and owns six career victories at the speedway.

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 at Michigan International Speedway with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen. Marty Snider, Kim Coon and Parker Kligerman will serve as pit reporters.

Allen, Earnhardt Jr., Burton and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett will call the Xfinity Series race on Saturday with Snider and Coon reporting from pit road.

Jarrett and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty will anchor studio coverage from the Peacock Pit Box alongside Snider during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday.

Jarrett is a four-time winner at Michigan International Speedway, earning victories in 1991, 1996, 1999, and 2002, while Earnhardt Jr. won at the track in 2008 and 2012.

Last Sunday’s Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on USA Network was the most-watched Cup Series Richmond race since 2016, averaging a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.459 million viewers, while the Xfinity Series race at Road America on NBC and Peacock averaged a TAD of 1.588 million viewers to rank as NBC Sports’ most-watched Xfinity Series race since 2020. Click here for more details.

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 (Sunday), Dale Jarrett (Saturday)
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kim Coon, Parker Kligerman


  • Host: Marty Snider
  • Analysts: Brad Daugherty, Dale Jarrett, Steve Letarte (Saturday)


  • TV – NBC, USA Network
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Platform(s) Time (ET)
Fri., Aug. 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice and Qualifying USA Network 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 5 NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying USA Network 12:30 p.m.
Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series NBC, Peacock 3 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Cabo Wabo 250 NBC, Peacock 3:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 6 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series USA Network 2 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 USA Network 2:30 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race at Richmond USA Network, Peacock 5:30 p.m.

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