NBC Sports revs its engines on its portion of the 2021 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series this weekend with NASCAR’s return to Nashville at Nashville Superspeedway. Over three days, NBC Sports will present more than 12 hours of practice, qualifying and race coverage for Cup and Xfinity Series on NBCSN.
NASCAR Cup Series coverage will get underway at Nashville Superspeedway with the final practice session Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage on Sunday gets underway with qualifying at 11 a.m. ET. Countdown to Green pre-race coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. ET, with the green flag slated to wave shortly following 3:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present post-race coverage at 7 p.m. ET immediately following the checkered flag.
Global country music superstar Brad Paisley and NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as hosts of pre-race coverage on Sunday from the Peacock Pit Box on pit road at Nashville Superspeedway. In addition to hosting pre-race coverage with Earnhardt Jr. at the Peacock Pit Box on Sunday, Paisley’s new song, City of Music, based on the city of Nashville, will be featured during race coverage throughout the weekend. Click here for NBC Sports’ video bumper with theme and click here to listen to the entire song.
NBC Sports’ lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen will call both the Cup and Xfinity Series races this weekend from Nashville Superspeedway alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte, 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton and Earnhardt Jr. Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, and Parker Kligerman will serve as pit reporters.
1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett and auto racing icon Kyle Petty will be joined by NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth from the front of the starting grid during pre- and post-race coverage on NBCSN on Saturday and Sunday. NBC Sports motorsports reporter Rutledge Wood will provide on-site reports and share stories about the return of NASCAR to Nashville throughout the weekend.
Live coverage from Nashville begins on Friday with an hour-long NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Qualifying is presented on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Countdown to Green gets underway at 3 p.m. ET, leading into race coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET. Post-race coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET.
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 2021, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6-7. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2021 NASCAR coverage.