NASCAR unveiled its 2015 television schedule on Tuesday, the first under its new television deal.
The FOX broadcast network will televise the first eight races of the season. The schedule will remain virtually unchanged from last year during those first eight weeks, with one exception — the Atlanta race has moved from Labor Day weekend to March 1.
Fox Sports 1 will make its Sprint Cup debut with coverage from Richmond on April 25. The network resumes coverage two weeks later from Kansas, followed by the All-Star Race (May 16), Dover (May 31), Pocono (June 7), Michigan (June 14) and Sonoma (June 28). With FS1 taking the Richmond and Kansas races, FOX will air just one Saturday night telecast next season — an obviously strategic move, as several of the network’s lowest rated races have taken place on Saturday nights.
NASCAR returns to the NBC broadcast network for the first time in nine years on July 5, with a Sunday night race from Daytona. After a two-month hiatus, the network returns September 6 from Darlington for another Sunday night race. The rest of NBC’s schedule is highlighted by the Saturday night race from Charlotte (October 10) and the season finale from Homestead (November 22).
NBCSN makes its NASCAR debut on July 11 with racing from Kentucky. Among the races on the network next season will be the Brickyard 400 from Indianapolis (July 26), the night race from Bristol (August 22), and the season’s second race from Talladega (October 25).
2015 NASCAR TV Schedule
* Atlanta race moved from Labor Day weekend, replaced by Darlington race
|Date||Race||2015 Net||2014 Net|
|Sat., 02/14/15||Sprint Unlimited||FOX||FS1|
|Sun., 02/15/15||Daytona Qual.||FOX||FOX|
|Thu., 02/19/15||Duel at Daytona||FS1||FS1|
|Sun., 02/22/15||Daytona 500||FOX||FOX|
|Sun., 03/08/15||Las Vegas||FOX||FOX|
|Sat., 05/16/15||All-Star Race||FS1||FS1|
|Sun., 07/05/15||Daytona II||NBC||TNT|
|Sun., 07/19/15||New Hampshire||NBCSN||TNT|
|Sun., 08/02/15||Pocono II||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sun., 08/09/15||Watkins Glen||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sun., 08/16/15||Michigan II||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sat., 08/22/15||Bristol II||NBCSN||ABC|
|Sat., 09/12/15||Richmond II||NBCSN||ABC|
|Sun., 09/27/15||New Hampshire II||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sun., 10/04/15||Dover II||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sat., 10/10/15||Charlotte II||NBC||ABC|
|Sun., 10/18/15||Kansas II||NBC||ESPN|
|Sun., 10/25/15||Talladega II||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sun., 11/01/15||Martinsville II||NBCSN||ESPN|
|Sun., 11/08/15||Texas II||NBC||ESPN|
|Sun., 11/15/15||Phoenix II||NBC||ESPN|
(Schedule information from NBCSports.com)