Start times for 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races


After revealing its 2015 national series schedules last summer, NASCAR has today released the start times for all 36 Sprint Cup points races plus Daytona 500 preliminaries such as the Sprint Unlimited, ‘500’ qualifying, and the Budweiser Duel; the Sprint All-Star Race; and the All-Star Race’s own preliminary event, the Sprint Showdown.

NBC-TV and NBCSN will broadcast the second half of the Cup schedule starting with the Coke Zero 400 on July 5 at Daytona International Speedway. 13 races will be shown on NBCSN, with seven on NBC-TV – including the aforementioned Coke Zero 400 and the final three races of the season at Texas, Phoenix, and Homestead-Miami.

Fox Sports and Fox Sports 1 will carry the first half of the Cup schedule.

Without further ado, here are your start times for the 2015 season. Plan accordingly.


Saturday, Feb. 14 – Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, 8 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Feb. 15 – Daytona 500 Qualifying, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Thursday, Feb. 19 – Budweiser Duel at Daytona, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, Feb. 22 – 2015 Daytona 500, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Mar. 1 – QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Mar. 8 – Kobalt 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Mar. 15 – 500, Phoenix International Raceway, 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Mar. 22 – Auto Club 400, Auto Club Speedway, 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Mar. 29 – STP 500, Martinsville Speedway, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Saturday, Apr. 11 – Duck Commander 500, Texas Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, Apr. 19 – Food City 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Saturday, Apr. 25 – Toyota Owners 400, Richmond International Raceway, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, May 3 – Talladega 500, Talladega Superspeedway, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Saturday, May 9 – Kansas Speedway, 7:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Friday, May 15 – Sprint Showdown, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Saturday, May 16 – Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, May 24 – Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 6 p.m. ET (FOX)
Sunday, May 31 – Dover International Speedway, 1 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, June 7 – Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400, Pocono Raceway, 1 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, June 14 – Quicken Loans 400, Michigan International Speedway, 1 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, June 28 – Toyota/SaveMart 350, Sonoma Raceway, 3 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)
Sunday, July 5 – Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway, 7:45 p.m. ET (NBC)
Saturday, July 11 – Quaker State 400, Kentucky Speedway, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, July 19 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, July 26 – Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Aug. 2 – Pennsylvania 400, Pocono Raceway, 1:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Aug. 9 – Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, Watkins Glen International, 2 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Aug. 16 – Pure Michigan 400, Michigan International Speedway, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Saturday, Aug. 22 – Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Sept. 6 – Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, 7 p.m. ET (NBC)
Saturday, Sept. 12 – Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond International Raceway, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Sept. 20 – 400, Chicagoland Speedway, 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Sept. 27 – Sylvania 300, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 2 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Oct. 4 – AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Saturday, Oct. 10 – Bank of America 500, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 18 – Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas Speedway, 2:15 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 25 – GEICO 500, Talladega Superspeedway, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Nov. 1 – Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, Martinsville Speedway, 1:15 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, Nov. 8 – AAA Texas 500, Texas Motor Speedway, 2 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 15 – Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, Phoenix International Raceway, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 22 – Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 3 p.m. ET (NBC)

IndyCar at Texas: How to watch, start times, TV info and live streaming, schedule


The NTT IndyCar Series will head to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for its first oval race of the season and a preview of its biggest race.

After Sunday’s PPG 375 at Texas, the next oval on the schedule is May 28 with the 107th running of the Indy 500. Chip Ganassi Racing dominated last year’s 500-miler at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after placing all four of its Dallara-Hondas in the top 10 at Texas.

The Dallara-Chevrolets of Team Penske also will be heavy favorites at Texas. Josef Newgarden passed teammate Scott McLaughlin on the final lap for the victory last year as Penske took three of the top four (with defending series champion Will Power in fourth).

Texas marks the first of five oval races for IndyCar, which also will visit Iowa Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. There are 28 drivers entered for the 36th IndyCar race at Texas, the series’ most at the track since 30 in June 2011.

Scott Dixon has a series-high five victories at Texas, mostly recently in May 2021. Helio Castroneves (four wins), Newgarden (two) and Power (two) also are multiple winners at Texas.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the PPG 375 race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway (all times are ET):


TV: Sunday, noon ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe (whose first career IndyCar victory came at St. Petersburg 10 years ago).

Marty Snider and Dave Burns are the pit reporters. Telemundo Deportes on Universo will provide a Spanish-language telecast. Click here for the full NBC Sports schedule for IndyCar in 2023.

Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for both practices and qualifying and Indy NXT races. (Click here for information on how to sign up for Peacock.)


GREEN FLAG: 12:15 p.m. ET

POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race’s conclusion, an exclusive postrace show will air on Peacock with driver interviews, postrace analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended postrace show, click over to the special stream on Peacock after the race ends.

Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for practices and qualifying.

INDYCAR RADIO NETWORK: The IndyCar and Indy Lights races and all practices and qualifying sessions will air live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, and the IndyCar app.

PRACTICE: Saturday sessions at 9 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Peacock Premium), 1:45 p.m.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 12:15 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the grid at Texas

RACE DISTANCE: The race is 250 laps (375 miles) on a 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth, Texas

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Eleven primary sets to be used during practice, qualifying and the race. An extra set will be available to cars in the high-line practice session.

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 67 degrees with a 71% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 28 cars entered


(All times are Eastern)

Friday, March 31

11 a.m.: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series garage opens

1 p.m.: IndyCar garage opens

3-7 p.m.: IndyCar technical inspection

5 p.m.: IndyCar drivers, team managers meeting

Saturday, April 1

6 a.m.: IndyCar garage opens

8 a.m.: Truck garage opens

9-9:10 a.m.: IndyCar two-stage pit speed limiter practice

9:10-10 a.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

10:30-noon a.m.: Truck practice

12:15-1:15 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying (Peacock Premium)

1:45-2:15 p.m.: IndyCar high-line practice, two groups for 15 minutes apiece (Peacock Premium)

2:30-3:30 p.m.: IndyCar final practice (Peacock Premium)

4:30 p.m.: Truck race (147 laps, 220.5 miles)

Sunday, April 2

7:30 a.m.: IndyCar garage, technical inspection open

11:30 a.m.: Driver introductions

Noon: PPG 375 at Texas (NBC)


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