What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Homestead race

NASCAR on Sunday will complete its February tour of Florida with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.

The Cup Series held its first two races of 2021 at Daytona International Speedway with the Daytona 500 and the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253. Race No. 3 of the season will be run in South Florida on the 1.5-mile intermediate track.

The starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be led by 2021 series points leader Denny Hamlin, who has won three times at the track, including the 2020 race. Hamlin is on the pole for the fourth consecutive time, and the fifth time in the last six races, at Homestead.

Joining him on the front row will be Joey Logano (second in the standings), who finished second to Christopher Bell in last weekend’s Daytona road race.Bell, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch complete the top five.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled to wave at 3:48 p.m. ET.

Weather is a regular concern for NASCAR races in Florida, but this weekend may be an exception. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Homestead, Fla., on Sunday is for sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s. The only threat to drivers may be the wind; the NWS is calling for southeast winds from 11-20 mph, with gusts up to 24 mph.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races during the first four months of the Cup Series schedule, through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. Fox will air Sunday’s race, third of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season.

NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, including the playoffs.

As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race with the assistance of analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.

NASCAR live stream for Homestead race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Homestead live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are seven OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that carry Fox and FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV, Vidgo, AT&T Now and TVision. Of the seven, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free-trial options.

Below are links to each.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

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