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NASCAR Cup & Xfinity Series races from Watkins Glen presented “radio style” this weekend on USA

The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Watkins Glen International in New York will be presented “Radio Style” on USA Network this weekend headlining NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage, which also includes the Pro Motocross Championship and MotoGP.


NBC Sports’ signature fan-favorite “Radio Style” broadcast returns this weekend at Watkins Glen, with announcers positioned from vantage points around the track featuring high-paced, around-the-horn commentary at the following positions:

  • Main Broadcast Booth: Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte and lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen
  • “The Esses”: Veteran MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio announcer Mike Bagley
  • “Inner Loop” and “The Carousel”: Two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Turn 6: 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton

The penultimate regular season race for the NASCAR Cup Series, the Go Bowling at The Glen, takes place this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network, with Countdown to Green pre-race coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET. Post-race coverage will begin immediately following the checkered flag at 5:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock.

A 30-minute Countdown to Green Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network leads into Xfinity Series Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen race coverage 3:30 p.m. ET from Watkins Glen.

With only two races remaining in the regular season, Martin Truex Jr. leads the Cup Series Playoff points standings followed by William Byron and Denny Hamlin. Chase Elliott, who owns two career wins at “The Glen,” aims to secure his spot in the Playoffs with a victory as he sits 80 points outside of the 16th and final Playoff position. Kyle Larson is the two-time defending Cup Series champion at Watkins Glen.

Coverage from the seven-turn road course begins Saturday with Xfinity Series practice and qualifying at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports digital platforms, followed by Cup Series practice and qualifying at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.

Marty Snider, Kim Coon and Dillon Welch will serve as pit reporters for the Cup and Xfinity Series races.

Racing icon Kyle Petty and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty will anchor studio coverage alongside Snider from the Peacock Pit Box during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday. Petty earned a victory at “The Glen” in 1992.

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.


  • TV – USA Network
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Platform(s) Time (ET)
Sat., Aug. 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice and Qualifying NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 10:30 a.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying USA Network 12:30 p.m.
Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series USA Network 3 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen USA Network 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Post-Race USA Network 6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 20 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series USA Network 2:30 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen USA Network 3 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race USA Network, Peacock 5:30 p.m.

— NBC Sports —