NASCAR, in collaboration with broadcast partner NBC Sports Group, Kansas Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway, today announced adjustments to start times and network coverage for NASCAR XFINITY Series races at both tracks this fall.
The Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas Speedway on Oct. 15 will air on NBC at 3 p.m. ET, while the penultimate race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase from Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 12 will air on NBCSN in primetime, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Radio coverage will be provided by the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90. The full 2016 broadcast schedule is available at www.nascar.com/en_us/xfinity-series/schedule.html. Tickets to all NASCAR national series events are available at www.nascar.com/tickets.
“These updates were made with the goal of benefitting NASCAR fans, with Kansas now airing on NBC and Phoenix airing in primetime,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “Our ability to adjust the start times for these two critically important races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase is a testament to the collaboration between NASCAR, our broadcast partners, teams and tracks to deliver the best product possible to our fans.”
Both Kansas and Phoenix races are part of the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. The NASCAR XFINITY Series, where “Names Are Made,” will implement a seven-race, three-round Chase format with unique characteristics, but very much in the same spirit of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. All three national series will conclude with a CHAMPIONSHIP 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The NASCAR XFINITY Series will crown its champion in the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM).
All three national series return to action this weekend, beginning with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET. The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to Michigan International Speedway for the Menards 250 presented by Valvoline Saturday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series also will race at Michigan in the Firekeepers Casino 400 Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m. ET. FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will provide live coverage for all three events.