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What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for New Hampshire race

For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is that it’s in NASCAR’s preferred window for races.

The Cup Series is in New Hampshire this weekend for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. The event is scheduled for a mid-afternoon start.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 Cup Series races in the daytime; the next night race will be Aug. 28, for the regular-season finale at Daytona.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire:

MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
  • Date: Sunday, July 18
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled to drop at 3:18 p.m. ET.

There is a good chance the start of the race will be delayed. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Loudon, N.H., on Sunday is for showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the high temperature will be in the high 70s. There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

MORE: New Hampshire lineup, starting order set without qualifying

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: PRN

NBCSN’s programming will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will call the race and provide analysis. Marty Snider and Dillon Welch will be the pit reporters.

NASCAR live stream for New Hampshire race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from New Hampshire live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports App.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling and YouTubeTV.

Below are links to each:

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, the 22nd race of the season.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
July 18 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN PRN
Aug. 8 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Aug. 15 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 1 p.m. NBC IMS
Aug. 22 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Aug. 28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 5 Cook Out Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sept. 11 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sept. 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7 p.m. NBCSN PRN
Oct. 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course 2 p.m. NBC PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Oct. 17 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 24 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Oct. 31 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Nov. 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

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Five things to watch as NASCAR Cup Series comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Nascar

Kyle Larson has dominated the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season so far, but will that dominance carry over to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he’s never won, for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday afternoon?

Here are five storylines:

Hendrick’s Hot Shoe: Despite a flurry of NASCAR Cup Series regulars claiming wins early in the season — 10 drivers in the first 11 races — the summer stretch has belonged to Larson.

Larson claimed three consecutive runner-up finishes in May (Darlington, Dover and Circuit of The Americas) before clicking off four consecutive wins (Charlotte, Sonoma, Texas and Nashville). In doing so, the Hendrick Motorsports standout has not only cemented himself as a 2021 championship favorite, but proven that he’s a threat on any style track.

Larson will have his work cut out for him to keep that momentum going at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, where he’s never won and led only 16 laps in 10 career starts.

Happy Again? Coming off of a career-best nine-win season last year, Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team haven’t been able to rekindle the magic in 2021, going winless so far this season.

But if there’s anywhere the 45-year-old veteran can get things turned in the right direction, the Granite State just might be the place. In 37 career visits to the 1.058-mile track, Harvick has earned four wins in Cup Series competition, tying him for most all-time at the track with Jeff Burton.

While he’s safely in contention to make the playoffs, a fifth NHMS victory would not only lock Harvick into the postseason but could be just the shot of confidence his team needs to make a run at his second Cup Series title.

Turf Wars: Northeast natives will be in the field battling for the win when the race goes green on Sunday. Joining New Jersey’s Martin Truex Jr., who considers NHMS his home track despite not being from New England, and fellow Connecticut natives Joey Logano and Ryan Preece this season is rookie of the year contender Anthony Alfredo. While all four drivers consider “The Magic Mile” their home track, only Logano has found his way to victory lane at NASCAR’s top level, winning a famed Loudon the Lobster in 2009.

Truex Jr.’s seven top-five finishes in 27 starts at New Hampshire, combined with three wins already this season, suggest fans shouldn’t count him out if he’s in contention in the closing laps.

And with a win in the Camping World Truck Series at Nashville earlier this year — his third victory across NASCAR’s top three series — Preece will be carrying a lot of confidence on Sunday.

Chasing a Championship: Fan favorite and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott is among the drivers looking to take home his first Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 trophy this weekend, but to do so, he’ll need to change his luck.

In seven career starts at NHMS, Elliott’s best finish in his Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 machine was fifth place in 2018.

Despite starting on the second row last year and leading nine laps, the young driver ultimately fell to a ninth-place finish.

Playoff Implications: As the NASCAR playoffs loom, the action is heating up around the cut line, with several big-name drivers fighting for their shot at the championship, but by no means safely in contention heading into the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

Harvick, Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick are all fighting to stay inside the top 16 spots while Chris Buescher, Matt DiBenedetto and Ross Chastain are on the outside looking in.

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NASCAR at New Hampshire: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of the series’ races in 2021.

Drivers’ starting positions for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:

  • Driver’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Team owner points ranking (35 percent)
  • Fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent)

NASCAR is conducting qualifying and practice for just eight Cup Series races in the 2021 season. The remaining sessions will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in August and at Phoenix for the season-ending Championship 4 race in November.

Below is the starting lineup, which was set without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile oval.

MORE: Watch Sunday’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire?

Kyle Busch, who has won three times at New Hampshire in the Cup Series, will be on the pole for Sunday’s race. This is his first pole win of the season. He finished second to his brother, Kurt Busch, last weekend at Atlanta and his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota team is third in the point standings after 21 races.

To his outside on the front row will be JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr., whose No. 19 team is seventh in the standings. Truex came home third at Atlanta. 

The second row will feature the Chevrolets of defending series champion Chase Elliott (third) and Kurt Busch (fourth).

Series points leader Denny Hamlin will start sixth. The driver of the JGR No. 11 car is still seeking his first win of the year. 

NASCAR starting lineup at New Hampshire

NASCAR used a mathematical formula to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Foxwoods Casino Resort 301. Thirty-seven cars were entered for the race.

Start pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
5 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
8 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
9 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
12 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
13 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
14 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
15 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
16 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
17 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
18 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
19 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
21 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
22 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
23 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
24 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
25 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
27 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
28 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
30 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
31 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
32 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
33 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
34 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
35 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
36 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
37 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing

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Kyle Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this time in Texas

Kyle Larson is now only the eighth NASCAR driver to be a two-time All-Star race winner.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Larson was back in the NASCAR All-Star race, and got another $ 1 million by winning it again.

Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas on Sunday night, after a slippery three-wide pass to get back in front and push Hendrick Motorsports to its second consecutive win, and 10th overall, in the annual non-points race with the seven-figure prize.

Defending All-Star winner and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott, who started the sixth and final segment out front, didn’t stay there long. Larson pushed his teammate, then got in front on the outside through the fourth turn. They were three-wide while Keselowski pulled ahead briefly at the line before Larson finally got ahead to stay for the last eight laps.

There were no points on the line, but Larson went to Victory Lane for the third weekend in a row.

Larson was with Chip Ganassi Racing when he won the 2019 All-Star race, but missed last year’s big event while serving a six-month suspension after using a racial slur during the livestream of a virtual race during the pandemic. That nearly cost him his career, but Hendrick gave him an opportunity this season to get back into the Cup Series.

Second in points with 10 races to go before the playoffs, Larson now only the eighth driver to be a two-time All-Star race winner.

Elliott finished third with Joey Logano fourth, ahead of Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman.

Hendrick drivers Elliott, Byron and Larson started the final segment 1-2-3. Elliott had moved from third to first during the 30-lap fifth segment that included a required four-tire stop and $ 100,000 prize for his crew that had the fastest stop.

Byron won the fourth segment, and had the lowest cumulative finish through the first four 15-lap segments. Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman finished in front for the first three segments.

Larson, who won the last two Cup races, was on the pole by a random draw and was still in front at the end of the first segment. After a random inversion of the top 12 finishers in that first stage, Blaney was moved from 12th to first to start the next 15 laps.

Blaney stayed in front, even holding on after wiggling because of contact from behind by Ross Chastain, one of three drivers who advanced to the main event from the earlier open qualifying race.

After a full-field inversion going to the third stage, Aric Almirola, who also got in through the qualifying race, went from last to first, but it was Bowman — after getting pushed up from 17th to fifth — in the lead after that 15 laps.

On a hot night deep in the heart of Texas, drivers emerged through the saloon doors on a huge facade during prerace introductions while their cars were rolled through a corral gate. Drivers did their warmup laps while Sammy Hagar performed “I Can’t Drive 55” from the stands, ending right at the green flag.

It was 97 degrees with the sun still shining when the race started, with a heat index of 106 Fahrenheit. The track temperature had been in the mid-140s during the earlier open qualifying race, though there were some areas of shade by time the main event started.

Texas is the third different track in three years for the All-Star race. It was held last summer at Bristol, where it was moved from Charlotte, which hosted 34 of the first 35 All-Star races, because of COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina.

The All-Star race at Texas served as a sendoff and full-circle finish for old-school NASCAR promotor Eddie Gossage, the Texas Motor Speedway president working his last day for Speedway Motorsports.

Gossage, now 62, had considering stepping down for at least two years. He was chosen by Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith to oversee the 1,500-acre complex since its groundbreaking in 1995, two years before the first Cup race at the track that included a big crash in the first turn of the first lap.

He was a young public relations director at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1992 when, during a news conference to promote NASCAR’s first nighttime All-Star race, one of his stunts literally set Smith’s hair on fire. When Smith threw the giant light switch rigged by Gossage to highlight the Charlotte speedway’s new lighting system, sparks flew.

Three decades after he thought he was headed for the unemployed line, Gossage is going out on his own terms. He planned to spend Monday at the pool with his three grandchildren.

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The NASCAR Fan Pack Speeds into Rocket League

Drivers, take your starting positions. The green flag waves for the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack in Rocket League! Get your garage ready for this new bundle that’s packed with gear from the top teams in the sport. Now, you’ll be able to outfit your car just in time for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway!

Get the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack for 2,000 Credits in-game and get three brand-new cars, nine team decals, new wheels, and more! That includes the NASCAR Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota Camry, and Goodyear racing wheels.

Plus, to celebrate the arrival of NASCAR in Rocket League you can claim the NASCAR Trail for free starting the same day the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack goes live. The pack will be available in the in-game Item Shop until May 12, but you can expect it to come back around for additional laps during major NASCAR events throughout the year.

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update Rocket League today before NASCAR bundle is live

Today’s Rocket League update is available and includes a number of changes listed in the official patch notes.

It comes with only limited additions for gamers on PS4, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch platforms today.

However, it lays the groundwork for the new Nascar bundle, which will be available to purchase from the item shop this week.

The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will arrive in the Item Shop on May 6, just in time for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on May 9.

Gamers will be able to grab NASCAR-themed gear from the top teams in the sport for 2000 Credits later this week.

A message from Psyonix explains: “The items included in the bundle can only be equipped by the NASCAR Ford Mustang, NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro, and NASCAR Toyota Camry. The NASCAR Ford Mustang, NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro, and NASCAR Toyota Camry cannot be customized with all item types.

“Plus, to celebrate the arrival of NASCAR in Rocket League, you can claim the NASCAR Trail for free beginning the same day the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack goes live. Check out the items in the trailer above and in the slideshow below.

“The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available until May 12, but will return to celebrate major NASCAR events throughout the year. Don’t forget to check out all the action from the NASCAR Cup Race Series at Darlington Raceway on May 9.”

And full patch notes from today’s Rocket League update can be listed below, including the following changes:

Arena Rotation Adjustments

  • Salty Shores (Night) added to the rotation in all Playlists
  • Reduced frequency of some arenas in the rotation (Wasteland, Farmstead)
  • Neon Fields and Forbidden Temple (Day) have been removed from rotation until additional revisions can be made

General

  • Made it clearer which items cannot be traded to other players while on the Trade In page

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an EOS cloud sync error that was preventing some players from accessing item inventory
  • Fixed a bug causing players to join the incorrect Private Match
  • Fixed the “Add Players” pop-up that was appearing far more frequently than intended
  • Fixed appearance of Anispray Rocket Boost
  • Friends List appearance will now scale correctly with the rest of the user interface.

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