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NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series at Texas on USA Network

The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 begins this Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Denny Hamlin won last week’s Cup Series race in Bristol.


Driver Points
William Byron 3036
Martin Truex Jr. 3036
Denny Hamlin 3032
Kyle Larson 3023
Chris Buescher 3021
Kyle Busch 3019
Christopher Bell 3016
Tyler Reddick 3014
Ross Chastain 3011
Brad Keselowski 3011
Ryan Blaney 3008
Bubba Wallace 3000

Coverage of the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 in Texas will be presented Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network with Countdown to Green beginning pre-race coverage at 3 p.m. ET. NASCAR America post-race coverage will immediately follow the checkered flag at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock.

The Xfinity Series Playoffs begin Saturday with the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, with Countdown to Green getting underway at 3 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 and Xfinity Series races from Texas Motor Speedway with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen. Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters this weekend.

Snider will anchor pre- and post-race studio coverage with racing icon Kyle Petty and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty on Sunday from the Peacock Pit Box.

Burton (1997, 2007) and Earnhardt Jr. (2000) own Cup Series victories at Texas.

The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023 across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 4-5.


  • AnalystsDale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
  • Play by PlayRick Allen
  • Pit ReportersDave Burns, Kim Coon


  • Host: Marty Snider
  • Analysts:Kyle Petty, Brad Daugherty


  • TV – USA Network
  • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Platform Time (ET)
Sat., Sept. 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice & Qualifying NBCSports.com,
NBC Sports app
10:30 a.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Practice & Qualifying USA Network 12:30 p.m.
Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series USA Network 3 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 USA Network 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR America Post-Race – NASCAR Xfinity Series USA Network 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 24 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series USA Network 3 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 USA Network 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR America Post-Race – NASCAR Cup Series USA Network, Peacock 7 p.m.

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