NBC Sports presents NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Playoff elimination races this weekend on NBC at the unpredictable and chaotic Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as the top drivers in both series look to move one step closer to championship weekend in Phoenix in November.
NASCAR: CUP SERIES BANK OF AMERICA ROVAL 400 AND XFINITY SERIES DRIVE FOR THE CURE 250
Four drivers will be eliminated as the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will move from the Round of 12 to the Round of 8 following Sunday‘s race at the Charlotte ROVAL. William Byron and Ryan Blaney have secured their spots in the next round of the Playoffs with wins at Texas and Talladega the last two weekends. Tyler Reddick, Bubba Wallace, Ross Chastain and Kyle Busch currently sit ninth through 12th in the standings and will need strong performances or a win to advance to the Round of 8.
Sunday‘s coverage of the Bank of America ROVAL 400 begins on NBC at 2 p.m. ET with Countdown to Green, followed by green flag shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET. NASCAR America post-race coverage will immediately follow the checkered flag on Peacock. Practice and qualifying will air on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com at 12 p.m. ET with USA Network joining in progress.
2023 NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFF STANDINGS ROUND OF 12
DriverPointsWilliam Byron3136Ryan Blaney3078Denny Hamlin3108Christopher Bell3080Chris Buescher3077Martin Truex Jr.3075Kyle Larson3073Brad Keselowski3060Tyler Reddick3058Bubba Wallace3051Ross Chastain3050Kyle Busch3034
Saturday‘s Xfinity Series race coverage on NBC begins at 3 p.m. ET, with practice and qualifying streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 10 a.m. ET. John Hunter Nemecheck won last weekend‘s race at Texas Motor Speedway and leads the Xfinity Series Playoff standings. Parker Kligerman sits one point behind Daniel Hemric for the final spot in the Round of 8. In addition to airing on NBC, Saturday‘s Xfinity Series race will also stream on Peacock.
2023 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PLAYOFF STANDINGS ROUND OF 12
DriverPointsJohn Hunter Nemecheck2148Justin Allgaier2137Cole Custer2117Austin Hill2098Chandler Smith2086Sammy Smith2072Sheldon Creed2063Daniel Hemric2055Parker Kligerman2054Jeb Burton2036Josh Berry2028Sam Mayer2021
Two-time Daytona 500 winner 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 both the Cup and Xfinity Series races from the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL with lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen.
Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters on Sunday.
Snider will anchor pre- and post-race studio coverage with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, 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: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve LetartePlay by Play: Rick AllenPit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kim Coon
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
Host: Marty SniderAnalysts: Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
HOW TO WATCH
TV — NBC, USA NetworkStreaming — Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports appDateCoveragePlatformTime (ET)Sat., Oct. 7NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice & QualifyingStreaming10 a.m.NASCAR Cup Series Practice & QualifyingStreaming/USA*12 p.m.NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive For The Cure 250NBC/Peacock3 p.m.Sun., Oct. 8Countdown to GreenNBC2 p.m.NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400NBC2:30 p.m.NASCAR America Post-Race — NASCAR Cup SeriesPeacock6 p.m.
*JIP at 12:30 p.m. ET
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