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What time does the NASCAR race start today? Schedule, TV channel for Cup Series at Gateway

The Enjoy Illinois 300 is next up on the NASCAR Cup Series calendar. If the previous race is any indication, it could be a doozy.

Last week’s Coca-Cola 600 was sloppy at times, full of spills and thrills. And although Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin outpaced teammate Kyle Busch to earn a victory, Hamlin’s performance was overshadowed by a 12-car wreckas well as Chris Buescher’s scary rollover crash.

This week’s race takes place on unfamiliar terrain. Typically, World Wide Technology Raceway hosts Camping World Truck Series races, a world away from the bright lights of the Cup Series. It also hosts IndyCar Series races.

A different set of racers will take to the track in Madison, Ill., this weekend. And the stakes are high; the Cup Series regular season is winding down, meaning wins and top-five finishes are becoming all the more important. Racers will need to respond to unfamiliar track conditions as they hope to improve their chances of qualifying for the Cup Series playoffs.

MORE: Watch NASCAR at Illinois live with fuboTV (get access now)

Here’s all the information you need to know to watch the Enjoy Illinois 300, including the TV channel and start time:

What time does the NASCAR race start?

  • Race: Enjoy Illinois 300
  • Date: Sunday, June 5
  • Start time: 3:30 pm ET

Sunday’s race is scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm ET, though the green flag is expected to be waved closer to 3:45 pm ET.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channels: FS1 (US) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Livestream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
  • Radio: NRM | SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to FS1 after a week away. Viewers in Canada can tune in to the race on TSN5.

Mike Joy will provide lap-by-lap coverage for the Enjoy Illinois 300. Clint Bowyer will join him in the booth offering analysis.

Fox Sports has used a rotating carousel of guest analysts to replace Jeff Gordon, who joined Hendrick Motorsports as an executive. This week, Joy and Bowyer will be joined by Michael Waltrip.

Viewers can also follow along via Fox Sports 1 or fuboTV.

NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Race track Time TV Radio
June 5 Enjoy Illinois 300 World Wide Technology Raceway 3:30 pm FS1 NRM
June 12 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 4 p.m. FS1 PRN
June 26 ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 5 pm NBC NRM
July 3 KwikTrip 250 Road America 3 p.m. USES NRM
July 10 Quaker State 400 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USES PRN
July 17 Ambetter 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USES PRN
July 24 Explore the Pocono Mountains 500 Pocono Raceway 3 p.m. USES NRM
July 31 Verizon 200 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3 p.m. NBC IMSRadio
Aug 7 Fire Keepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. USES NRM
Aug 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. USES NRM
Aug 21 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USES NRM
Aug 27 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC NRM

NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race track Time TV Radio
Sept. 4 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USES NRM
Sept. eleven Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USES NRM
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 pm USES PRN
Sept. 25 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 pm USES PRN
Oct 2 Yella Wood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC NRM
Oct 9 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 pm NBC PRN
Oct 23 Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway 2:30 pm NBC NRM
Oct 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC NRM
Nov 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC NRM

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