For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is that it’s earlier than NASCAR’s preferred window for races.
The Cup Series is at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but it’s racing on the famed track’s road course in the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard. The 82-lap event is scheduled for an early afternoon start. This will be the first Cup Series race on the Indy road course.
NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 Cup Series races in the daytime; the next night race will be Aug. 28, the regular-season finale at Daytona.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at Indianapolis:
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Race: Verizon 200 at The Brickyard
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 15
- Time: 1 p.m. ET (TV time)
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.439-mile road course is scheduled to drop at 1:13 p.m. ET.
Weather conditions should be ideal. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Sunday afternoon at the track calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 80 degrees.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBC (TSN 3,5 in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
- Radio: IMS Radio
NBC’s programming will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. As it did last week at Watkins Glen, the network is spreading out its race announcers across the course for a “radio style” broadcast. Rick Allen and Steve Letarte will be in the booth; NASCAR radio reporter Mike Bagley will be stationed at Turn 1; Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be at Turn 7; and Jeff Burton will be at Turn 12.
Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will be the pit reporters.
NASCAR live stream for Indianapolis race
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling and YouTubeTV.
Below are links to each:
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule
Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at Indianapolis, the 24th race of the season.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season
|Aug. 15||Verizon 200 at The Brickyard||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||1 p.m.||NBC||IMS|
|Aug. 22||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 28||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16
|Sept. 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
|Sept. 26||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Oct. 3||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8
|Oct. 17||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 24||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|