FOX, NBC Roll Out 2015 NASCAR Broadcast Schedules
FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group announced their broadcast schedules for the 2015 NASCAR season.
FOX Sports unveiled its expansive NASCAR race schedule for 2015, including the first eight NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES point races on FOX, plus six coming to FOX Sports 1 for the first time. The season kicks off from Daytona Speedweeks with the SPRINT UNLIMITED, DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING and 57th running of the DAYTONA 500 all on the broadcast network.
NASCAR returns to NBC Sports Group in 2015 with 39 combined Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races across NBC and NBCSN, beginning on Fourth of July weekend from historic Daytona International Speedway. The schedule is highlighted by exclusive coverage of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, including the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 22, on NBC.
FOX Continues Motorsports Dominance
The FOX over-the-air schedule, which boasts more races than any other outlet, features point events at Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, California, Martinsville, Texas, Bristol, Talladega and Charlotte. In addition, six NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES point races are scheduled to air live on FOX Sports 1 for the first time, joining the BUDWEISER DUEL and the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE.
As part of the new 10-year television package, NASCAR on FOX delivers, for the first time, the initial 14 races of the NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES season, with four events – Phoenix, Talladega, Charlotte and Dover – on FOX, and the remaining 10 on FOX Sports 1. The NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES is second only to Sprint Cup as the most-watched racing in the country.
”Everyone at FOX Sports welcomes the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and is pleased with the changes that NASCAR made to the Sprint Cup schedule for 2015,” said Bill Wanger, Executive Vice President, Programming, Research and Content Strategy, FOX Sports. “We worked closely with NASCAR to have a strong second race and Atlanta fits the bill beautifully. We now have a powerful 1-2 punch to start the season with Daytona and Atlanta before heading out West.”
In 2015, the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES returns to FOX (Talladega) and FOX Sports 1 for a full 23-race season of competition, beginning in Daytona. FOX Sports 1 also continues to deliver live coverage of practice and qualifying sessions across all three national series and the popular programs NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR RACEDAY, NASCAR LIVE and NASCAR VICTORY LANE, as well as live updates to viewers of FOX SPORTS LIVE, the network’s flagship news program.
In addition to extensive coverage from Winter Testing and Daytona Speedweeks, NASCAR on FOX also continues its 10 DAYS OF THUNDER campaign, highlighting the back-to-back Charlotte race weekends in May that culminate with a Memorial Day Weekend salute to our troops.
All races on FOX and FOX Sports 1 also are available through FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content.
2015 NASCAR on FOX/FOX Sports 1 lineup:
- 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on FOX (10 point races): Sprint Unlimited, Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying, Daytona, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, California, Martinsville, Texas, Bristol, Talladega, Charlotte
- 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on FOX Sports 1 (6 point races): Budweiser Duel, Richmond, Kansas, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Dover, Pocono, Michigan, Sonoma
- 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series on FOX (4 point races): Phoenix, Talladega, Charlotte, Dover
- 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series on FOX Sports 1 (10 point races): Daytona, Atlanta, Las Vegas, California, Texas, Bristol, Richmond, Iowa, Michigan, Chicagoland
- 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on FOX (1 point race): Talladega
- 2015 NASCAR Camping World Series on FOX Sports 1: Remaining 22 races
NBC Back In The Driver’s Seat
NBC’s coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday, July 5th with flag-to-flag coverage from Daytona in primetime, while Nationwide Series coverage begins Saturday, July 4. NBC Sports Group announced its portion of the 2015 NASCAR schedule on a special 60-minute edition of NASCAR AMERICA, NBCSN’s daily studio show dedicated to speed and stock car racing, in conjunction with NASCAR.
NBC Sports Group will present exclusive coverage of the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and 19 Nationwide Series races of the 2015 season. Of NBC Sports Group’s 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, seven will be carried on NBC, with 13 airing on NBCSN. Four of NBC Sports Group’s 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series races will air on NBC, with 15 airing on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s 2015 NASCAR race coverage will visit numerous storied tracks across the country, including Daytona, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen International, Michigan International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway.
Schedule changes of note for the 2015 season include Darlington’s return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date on Sunday, Sept. 6 on NBC, marking the network’s second Sprint Cup Series race of the 2015 season. Also on NBC, the 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series will make its return to NBC at Darlington on Saturday, Sept. 5. In addition, NBC will air coverage of both Sprint Cup and Nationwide races from Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, the final race of the 2015 NASCAR season.
NASCAR debuts on NBCSN Saturday, July 4 with the Nationwide Series race from Daytona, while the Sprint Cup Series makes its first appearance on NBCSN from Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, July 11. The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins on NBCSN on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Chicagoland Speedway, and NBCSN’s coverage will include races from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, and the famed Talladega Superspeedway.
Rick Allen will serve as the lead race announcer for NBC’s coverage, alongside current driver and analyst Jeff Burton, and current Dale Earnhardt Jr. crew chief Steve Letarte, who will join NBC Sports Group’s multi-platform NASCAR coverage beginning in 2015. Motorsports reporters Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will also contribute to studio and live race coverage during the 2015 season. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live streaming coverage of all 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races on NBC and NBCSN.
Following are NBC Sports Group’s 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series television schedules, subject to change:
|Sunday, July 5||Daytona International Speedway||NBC|
|Saturday, July 11||Kentucky Speedway||NBCSN|
|Sunday, July 19||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Sunday, July 26||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Sunday, August 2||Pocono Raceway||NBCSN|
|Sunday, August 9||Watkins Glen International||NBCSN|
|Sunday, August 16||Michigan International Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, August 22||Bristol Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Sunday, September 6||Darlington Raceway||NBC|
|Saturday, September 12||Richmond International Speedway||NBCSN|
|Sunday, September 20||Chicagoland Speedway*||NBCSN|
|Sunday, September 27||New Hampshire Motor Speedway*||NBCSN|
|Sunday, October 4||Dover International Speedway*||NBCSN|
|Saturday, October 10||Charlotte Motor Speedway*||NBC|
|Sunday, October 18||Kansas Speedway*||NBC|
|Sunday, October 25||Talladega Superspeedway*||NBCSN|
|Sunday, November 1||Martinsville Speedway*||NBCSN|
|Sunday, November 8||Texas Motor Speedway*||NBC|
|Sunday, November 15||Phoenix International Raceway*||NBC|
|Sunday, November 22||Homestead-Miami Speedway*||NBC|
*Denotes Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2015 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULE
|Saturday, July 4||Daytona International Speedway||NBCSN|
|Friday, July 10||Kentucky Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, July 18||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, July 25||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||NBC|
|Saturday, August 1||Iowa Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, August 8||Watkins Glen International||NBCSN|
|Saturday, August 15||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||NBCSN|
|Friday, August 21||Bristol Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, August 29||Road America||NBCSN|
|Saturday, September 5||Darlington Raceway||NBC|
|Friday, September 11||Richmond International Raceway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, September 19||Chicagoland Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, September 26||Kentucky Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, October 3||Dover International Speedway||NBCSN|
|Friday, October 9||Charlotte Motor Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, October 18||Kansas Speedway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, November 7||Texas Motor Speedway||NBC|
|Saturday, November 14||Phoenix International Raceway||NBCSN|
|Saturday, November 21||Homestead-Miami Speedway||NBC|