News - 2011 NASCAR National Series Television Times Announced
February 7, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2011)
— The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) released
today its telecast times for the 2011 season, primarily preserving the
earlier and consistent start times established in 2010.
season points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country
will begin at 1 p.m. ET; West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET; and
night races will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET (Note: NASCAR’s longest race, the
Coca-Cola 600, will start at 6 p.m. ET on May 29).
addition, NASCAR announced new start times for the Chase for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup with six of the first seven races beginning at 2 p.m. ET and
the last three races, including the season finale at Homestead-Miami
Speedway, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The 52nd annual Bank of America 500
from Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only night race in the Chase for
the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races will again be seen on either FOX, TNT, ESPN or ABC.
2011 broadcast schedule strikes the right balance between keeping the
start times in familiar slots and highlighting the races down the
stretch, building more excitement at the end of the season,” said Paul
Brooks, senior vice president of NASCAR and president of NASCAR Media
Group. “Continuing to raise the profile of the Chase for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup was also on the top of our list and we believe these new
start times for those 10 races will help do just that.”
preseason non-points Budweiser Shootout at Daytona will be on FOX (8:10
p.m. ET on Feb. 12). In addition, two other non-points events – the
Gatorade Duel at Daytona (2 p.m. ET on Feb. 17) and the NASCAR Sprint
All-Star Race (7:30 p.m. ET on May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway), will
be on SPEED.
will have the first 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races, beginning
with the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 (Feb. 20, 1 p.m. ET) and
ending with the June 5 race at Kansas Speedway, the first of two NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series races at that track this year.
will have the next six events, beginning with the Pocono 500 at 1 p.m.
ET on June 12 at Pocono Raceway and ending with New Hampshire Motor
Speedway’s first of two races on July 17 at 1 p.m. ET. In addition, TNT
will have the inaugural Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race
on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
and ABC will carry the final 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. ABC
will telecast three races, including the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
“cutoff race” – the Richmond 400 on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
will telecast 14 races, including the first race of the Chase at
Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. ET and the season finale at
Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. ET.
ESPN and ESPN2 will telecast 33 of the 34 NASCAR Nationwide Series
races in 2011. ESPN2 opens the season with the DRIVE4COPD 300 at 1:15
p.m. ET on Feb. 19 at Daytona International Speedway. ESPN2 will also
telecast the season finale Ford 300 on Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami
Speedway (4:30 p.m. ET).
will air one NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 2011 with the 24th
running of the Bubba Burger 250 from Richmond International Raceway on
April 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to SPEED for a ninth
consecutive season. As was the case last year, SPEED will show the
entire 25-race schedule, opening with the NextEra Energy Resources 250
on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET at Daytona.
full telecast schedules for all three national series – the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series – are available via the Word and PDF links at the top of