The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series goes under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. Countdown to Green begins pre-race coverage at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network with post-race immediately following the checkered flag.
The weekend‘s race coverage begins with two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. competing in the first round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the Xfinity Series Food City 300 on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, capping off a day of wall-to-wall Xfinity and Cup Series practice and qualifying coverage on USA Network that begins Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Earnhardt Jr., 21-time Cup Series race winner, including at Bristol in 2004, “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte will serve as analysts for the Cup Series race with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen. Burton, Letarte and Allen will call the Xfinity race. Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters for both races.
Snider will anchor pre- and post-race studio coverage with NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett, auto-racing icon Kyle Petty, Burton, and Earnhardt Jr.
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.
Analysts: Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Saturday)Play by Play: Rick Allen Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kim Coon, Dave Burns
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
Host: Marty SniderAnalysts: Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
HOW TO WATCH
TV — USA NetworkStreaming — Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports appDateCoveragePlatformTime (ET)Fri., Sept. 15NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice & QualifyingUSA Network2:30 p.m.Dale Jr. DownloadUSA Network4 p.m.NASCAR Cup Series Practice & QualifyingUSA Network4:30 p.m.Dale Jr. DownloadUSA Network6:30 p.m.Countdown to Green — NASCAR Xfinity SeriesUSA Network7 p.m.NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300USA Network7:30 p.m.NASCAR America Post-Race*USA Network10 p.m.Sat., Sept. 16Countdown to Green — NASCAR Cup SeriesUSA Network7 p.m.NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night RaceUSA Network7:30 p.m.NASCAR America Post-Race*USA Network, Peacock10:45 p.m.
*immediately following race coverage
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