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)

Three-time W Series champ Jamie Chadwick joining Andretti in Indy NXT Series for 2023


Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.

Chadwick will make her debut in an American racing series in March, driving the No. 28 for Andretti Autosport with sponsorship from DHL. The 24-year-old will become the first female driver in 13 years to compete full time in the Indy NXT championship.

Chadwick joined the female free-to-enter W Series in its inaugural 2019 season, winning two races and the first of three consecutive championships. She has been a reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team and will continue in that role in 2023. She also has driven in the Extreme E Series.

Despite her success, Chadwick hasn’t landed a bigger ride in F3 or F2, and her break didn’t come until Michael Andretti contacted her and offered a test in an Indy NXT car.

The final three races of this year’s W Series schedule were canceled when funding fell through, but Chadwick still believes the all-female series was the right path for her.

“W Series has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to be racing for every female driver, so for my side, I looked at it while perhaps I would have liked to step up maybe earlier, at the same time being able to have that chance to race, get that experience, have that development, seat time… I was constantly learning,” Chadwick told The Associated Press.

“In that sense, I wasn’t frustrated at all. But on the flip side of it, now I’ve had that experience testing in the United States in Indy NXT and this is something I’m really excited about.”

Chadwick also is expected to have an enhanced role as a development driver next season with Williams, which chose American driver Logan Sargeant to fill its open seat on next year’s F1 grid.

“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL,” said Michael Andretti. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but Indy NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing.

“We’ve turned out five Indy NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”

Indy NXT is the new name of the rebranded Indy Lights Series, the final step on the ladder system before IndyCar.

Andretti will field two drivers next season in IndyCar that were developed in Indy NXT: Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 champion, will return to Andretti after one season in IndyCar driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, and Devlin DeFrancesco is back for a second season.

Chadwick will be teammates in Indy NXT with Hunter McElrea and Louis Foster. She becomes Andretti’s second full-time female driver alongside Catie Munnings, who competes for Andretti United in the Extreme E Series.