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What time does the NASCAR race start today?  TV program, channel for the Daytona Road Course

NASCAR on Sunday will close three weeks of racing at Daytona International Speedway with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 on the Daytona Road Course.

The World Center of Racing hosts the first two races of the 2021 Cup Series season, which were preceded by six days of Speedweeks activity on the track. The last day of the stretch will be a 70-lap test for the drivers on the 3.61-mile road course.

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The starting lineup for Sunday’s Daytona race will be led by 2020 Series champion Chase Elliott, who has won the last four Cup road races, and 2021 Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the O’Reilly 253 Sunday auto parts schedule in Daytona.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Dated: Sunday February 21
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET (green flag at 3:20 p.m. ET)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona Road Course is to be waved at 3:20 p.m. ET.

Although NASCAR will race the Daytona Road Course on Sunday even though it is wet, there will always be weather-related threats: if the rain is too heavy, if there is lightning in the area, or if it there is too much water on the course. The weather forecast for Daytona Beach, Florida on Sunday is partly cloudy, temperatures in the mid-60s and about a 15 percent chance of precipitation.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona (Daytona Road Course)
  • Dated: Sunday February 21
  • TV channel: Fox (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Direct: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7 day free trial)
  • Radio: MRN

Fox and FS1 are the networks that televise NASCAR races in the first four months of the Cup Series program. Fox will broadcast Sunday’s race, which will take place on the Daytona Road Course. The race is the second of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Fox and FS1 are expected to broadcast Cup Series races during the June 13 All-Star Race in Texas. NBC and NBCSN are expected to broadcast other 2021 NASCAR Cup Series races, including the playoffs.

As is the case with all Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race with the help of analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.

NASCAR Live Stream for Daytona Road Course

Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can live stream the Sunday afternoon NASCAR race at Daytona through FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are seven OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that offer Fox and FS1 – Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV, Vidgo, AT&T Now and TVision. Of the seven, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and fuboTV offer free trial options.

Below are links to each of them.

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Calendar

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, starting with Sunday’s race on the Daytona Road Course.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

DatedRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
the 21st of FebruaryO’Reilly Auto Parts 253 in DaytonaDaytona Road Course3 p.m.FoxMRN
February 28Dixie Vodka 400Homestead-Miami Speedway3:30 p.m.FoxMRN
March 7Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Auto Circuit3:30 p.m.FoxPRN
March 14NASCAR Cup Series Race in PhoenixPhoenix raceway3:30 p.m.FoxMRN
March 21stPleats of honor Quiktrip 500Atlanta Auto Circuit3 p.m.FoxPRN
March 28Food City Dirt RaceBristol Motor Circuit3:30 p.m.FoxPRN
April 10Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500Martinsville Motor Circuit7:30 p.m.FS1MRN
April 18Toyota 400 ownersRichmond Raceway3 p.m.FoxMRN
April 25GEICO 500Talladega Superspeedway14 hoursFoxMRN
May 2ndNASCAR Cup Series Race in KansasKansas Speedway3 p.m.FS1MRN
May 9NASCAR Cup Series Race at DarlingtonDarlington Motor Circuit3:30 p.m.FS1MRN
May 16Drydene 400Dover International Speedway14 hoursFS1MRN
23 MayNASCAR Cup Series Race at COTACircuit of the Americas2:30 p.m.FS1PRN
May 30Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Circuit18 hoursFoxPRN
June 6Toyota / Save Mart 350Sonoma Raceway4 p.m.FS1PRN
June 13NASCAR All-Star OpenTexas motor speedway18 hoursFS1MRN
June 13NASCAR All-Star RaceTexas motor speedway8 p.m.FS1MRN
June 20Ally 400Nashville Superspeedway3:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN
June 26NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1Pocono Raceway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
June 27NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-2Pocono Raceway3:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
4th JulyNASCAR Cup Series Race at Road AmericaRoad America2:30 p.m.NBCMRN
11 JulyQuaker State 400 presented by WalmartAtlanta Auto Circuit3:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN
July 18Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Circuit3 p.m.NBCSNPRN
August 8Go bowling at the GlenWatkins Glen International3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
August 15thBig Machine Vodka 400 at brickyard powered by Florida Georgia LineIndianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course1:00 p.m.NBCIMS
22 augustFireKeepers 400 CasinoMichigan International Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
August 28Coca Zero Sugar 400Daytona International Motor Circuit7 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoff Round of 16

DatedRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Sep 5Cook Out Southern 500Darlington Motor Circuit18 hoursNBCSNMRN
Sep 11Federated auto parts 400Richmond Raceway7:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sep 18Bass Pro Shops Night RaceBristol Motor Circuit7:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoffs Round of 16

DatedRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Sep 26South point 400Las Vegas Auto Circuit7 p.m.NBCSNPRN
October 3YellaWood 500Talladega Superspeedway14 hoursNBCMRN
October 10Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course14 hoursNBCPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoff Round of 16

DatedRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
October 17Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500Texas motor speedway14 hoursNBCPRN
24 octoberHollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
October 31Xfinity 500Martinsville Motor Circuit14 hoursNBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Championship Playoff 4

DatedRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
November 7NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPhoenix raceway3 p.m.NBCMRN




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