The 2023 NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Playoffs Round of 8 will begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend on NBC, featuring the first chance for a driver to secure a spot in the Championship 4.
The NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas will be presented Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. All four remaining Cup Series Playoff races will air on the NBC broadcast network.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs Round of 8 gets underway in Las Vegas this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.
2023 NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFF STANDINGS ROUND OF 8
DriverPointsWilliam Byron4041Martin Truex Jr.4036Denny Hamlin4032Kyle Larson4024Chris Buescher4021Christopher Bell4016Tyler Reddick4016Ryan Blaney4014
NASCAR: CUP SERIES SOUTH POINT 400 & XFINITY SERIES ALSCO UNIFORMS 302
The first opportunity to secure a berth in the Championship 4 will be on the line for the eight remaining Playoff drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series this Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Four Playoff drivers have won before at the Las Vegas track: Denny Hamlin (2021), Kyle Larson (2021), Martin Truex Jr. (2019), and William Byron, who won earlier this year at the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube.
Coverage of the South Point 400 will be presented Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET with Countdown to Green beginning pre-race coverage at 2 p.m. ET. NASCAR America post-race coverage will immediately follow the checkered flag at 6 p.m. ET on Peacock.
The Xfinity Series Playoffs Round of 8 will also begin in Las Vegas with the Alsco Uniforms 302 Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. John Hunter Nemechek leads the points standings.
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 and Xfinity Series races from Las Vegas 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 NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett as well as Earnhardt Jr. and Burton.
NBC Sports will present the final three NASCAR Cup Series Playoff races on NBC over the course of the next three weekends, including:
Sun., Oct. 22: 4EVER 400 Presented by Mobil 1, Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET)Sun., Oct. 29: Xfinity 500, Martinsville Speedway (2 p.m. ET)Sun., Nov. 5: NASCAR Cup Series Championship, Phoenix Raceway (3 p.m. ET, also on Peacock)
Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve LetartePlay by Play: Rick AllenPit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kim Coon
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
Host: Marty SniderAnalyst: Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton
HOW TO WATCH
TV — NBC, USA NetworkStreaming — Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports appDateCoveragePlatformTime (ET)Fri., Oct. 13NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice & QualifyingUSA Network7 p.m.Sat., Oct. 14NASCAR Cup Series Practice & QualifyingUSA Network12:30 p.m.Countdown to Green — NASCAR Xfinity SeriesUSA Network3 p.m.NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 302USA Network3:30 p.m.Post-Race — NASCAR Xfinity SeriesUSA Network6 p.m.Sun., Oct. 15Countdown to Green — NASCAR Cup SeriesNBC2 p.m.NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400NBC2:30 p.m.NASCAR America Post-Race — NASCAR Cup SeriesPeacock6 p.m.
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