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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFFS Round 12 of the Finals BEGINS AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY THIS SUNDAY AT 3:30 PM ET ON THE USA NETWORK
One hour edition of Countdown to green Pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 2:30 pm ET on the USA Network, leading up to the Green Flag in Texas at 3:30 pm ET
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs begin Saturday at 3:30 PM ET on USA Network; Countdown to green Presented at 3:00 PM ET
Special “Best of” Dale Jr. Download The episode premieres this Saturday at 2:30pm ET on USA Network
New episode of Race for the championship Docuseries premieres tomorrow at 10pm ET on USA Network
STAMFORD, Connecticut – September 21, 2022 – 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 begins this Sunday from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth at 3:30 PM ET on USA Network. A win for a Texas playoff player would automatically secure them a spot in the Round of 16.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs begin this Saturday in Texas at 3:30 PM ET on the USA Network. Noah Gragson has won three consecutive races and is atop the points standings heading into the Round of 16.
2022 NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFF RANKING ROUND 12
NASCAR: CUP SERIES AUTOTRADER ECHOPARK AUTOMOTIVE 500 & XFINITY SERIES ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD 300
Round 12 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins with the first of three races this Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Chris Buescher it became 19th different cup winner this season with their win last weekend in Bristol.
Coverage of the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas will be presented Sunday at 3:30 PM ET on the USA Network with a one-hour edition of Countdown to green pre-race broadcast begins at 2:30 PM ET. NASCAR America post-race coverage will immediately follow the checkered flag at 7:30 PM ET on USA Network.
The Xfinity Series playoffs begin Saturday with the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300, the first of three round-of-16 races, at Texas Motor Speedway at 3:30 p.m. ET on the USA Network, with Countdown to green starts at 3pm ET.
Two-time Daytona 500 champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr21-time winner of NASCAR’s Cup and Mayor races Jeff Burtonand Daytona 500 winning crew chief Steve Letarte will serve as analyst for the Cup Series race from Texas Motor Speedway with the NASCAR race lead announcer Rick Allen. Team owner JTG Daugherty Racing Brad DoughertyBurton and Allen will call the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.
Marty Snyder, Parker Kligermanand Kim Koon will serve as pit reporters this weekend.
Snider will anchor pre- and post-race studio coverage with a racing icon Kyle Petty and Daugherty on Sunday from the Peacock Pit box.
Burton (1997, 2007) and Earnhardt Jr. (2000) own Texas Bowl victories.
The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 races of the NASCAR Cup Series and 19 races of the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022 on NBC, Peacock and USA Network, culminating in the championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 5 – 6. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2022 NASCAR coverage.
NASCAR Pick ‘Em: NBC Sports Free Game, NASCAR Pick ‘Emfeatures a weekly race for every NASCAR Cup Series race throughout the season. NASCAR Pick ‘Em is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available on the App Store and Google Play Store).
- The analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr (Sunday), Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Brad Dougherty (Saturday)
- Game by game: Rick Allen
- Pit reporters: Marty Snyder, Parker Kligerman, Kim Koon
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
- Host: Marty Snyder
- Analyzers: Kyle PettyBrad Doherty (Sunday), Steve Letart (Saturday)
HOW TO WATCH
- USA TV Network
- Stream – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App
|Saturday, September 24
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice and Qualifying
|10:30 in the morning
|NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying
|Countdown to green – NASCAR Xfinity Series
|3 in the afternoon
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300
|3:30 in the afternoon
|NASCAR America Post Race – NASCAR Xfinity Series
|6:30 in the evening
|Sun., September 25
|Countdown to green – NASCAR Cup Series
|NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500
|3:30 in the afternoon
|NASCAR America After Race – NASCAR Cup Series
|7:30 in the evening
MOTOGP: JAPANESE GRAND PRIX
The top class of MotoGP returns to Japan for the first time since 2019 with the Japanese Grand Prix at Mobility Resort Motegi this Sunday at 2pm ET on CNBC. Only 17 points separate the top three competitors in the standings from the leader Fabio Quartararo (211 points), Francesco Banaia (201 points), who won four of the last five races in second place, and Aleix Espargaro in third place (194 points).
DALE JR DOWNLOAD
A special “Best of” episode of Dale Jr. Download will air this Saturday at 2:30 PM ET on USA Network following NASCAR Cup Series practice and qualifying.
NASCAR executive and former crew chief Tony Glover joins this week Dale Jr. Download episode streaming tomorrow at 6pm ET on Peacock. Weekly and on-demand episodes of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast will air exclusively on the platform, taking viewers tableside for unparalleled perspective, candid commentary and insights from Dale Jr.
NASCAR AMERICA MOTORMOUTHS
NBC Sports’ fan favorite NASCAR show, NASCAR America Motormouthsdiscusses the latest motorsports news and interviews with NASCAR analysts and reporters from NBC Sports every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 PM ET exclusively on Peacock.
MEETING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Fourth episode of Race for the championship premieres tomorrow at 10pm ET on USA Network. The hour-long, unscripted docuseries will take viewers inside the lives of NASCAR’s top drivers and teams on and off the track. Click here for more details on the series and here for the episode four trailer.
In ten thrilling episodes, the all-access series will chronicle the sport’s finest as they balance their personal lives with the passion, tension and danger of racing, all for the chance to make history.