What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for FireKeepers Casino 400

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After last week's drama on the Brickyard's road course, the Cup Series returns to an oval for this weekend's race, the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Last year, Team Penske's Ryan Blaney captured the checkered flag despite leading just eight of the race's 200 laps. Blaney outpaced Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron and Kyle Larson to claim his second win of the 2021 campaign.

One racer who could desperately use a victory Sunday is Kevin Harvick. He has the pedigree to succeed on the track, with five wins at Michigan. Harvick currently is on the outside looking in for a Cup Series playoff spot.

A win would cement his postseason status and give him a chance at winning the second Cup Series title of his career.

Here is everything you need to know about the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, including start time and TV information.

What time does the NASCAR race start?

  • Race: FireKeepers Casino 400
  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 7
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET

Sunday's race is listed as starting at 3 p.m., but the green flag is expected to be waved at 3:17 p.m. ET.

What channel is the NASCAR race on today?

  • TV channel: USA (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Sunday's race will be broadcast on USA Network. Canadian viewers can follow the action on TSN5.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. will handle the lap-by-lap call as he leads USA's "Racing Team." Cup Series veteran Jeff Burton  and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Cord-cutters can check out the race on Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV channel Radio
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 27 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN
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