The South Point 400 keeps getting pushed back later into the NASCAR Cup Series calendar.
The race began as one of the first races in the Cup Series playoff schedule. In 2020, it was moved to the Round of 12. Over the past two seasons, it has become the opening race in the Round of Eight, the semifinal round of the Cup Series playoffs.
At least two of the eight drivers still left competing for the 2023 championship can lay claim to having won the race before. Martin Truex Jr. won the race back in 2019 and Denny Hamlin went on to win it in 2021. Truex wound up finishing second in the Cup Series standings the year he won, while Hamlin placed third in 2021.
Neither them nor the remaining six playoff drivers, will drive out of pole position — that honor belongs to Christopher Bell, who has won the pole in four the past seven races. But all eight are looking to gain a crucial edge as the season heads into the final four races.
Here’s all the information you need to watch the 2023 South Point 400, including TV channel and start time.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN3/5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, Fubo
NBC will continue its NASCAR coverage on Sunday with the broadcast of the South Point 400 in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the race on TSN3 and TSN5.
Rick Allen will be providing lap-by-lap commentary, while Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte will be the analysts on the broadcast.
Those hoping to stream the race can find it on Peacock or with Fubo, which offers a free trial.
NASCAR start time today
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 15
- Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
The race is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET, though with pre-race festivities, it is more likely the race will begin around 2:45 p.m. ET.
NASCAR playoff schedule 2023
All times Eastern
|Sept. 3||Southern 500 (Kyle Larson)||Darlington Raceway|
|Sept. 10||Hollywood Casino 400 (Tyler Reddick)||Kansas Speedway|
|Sept. 16||Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Denny Hamlin)||Bristol Motor Speedway|
|Sept. 24||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (William Byron)||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Oct. 1||YellaWood 500 (Ryan Blaney)||Talladega Superspeedway|
|Oct. 8||Bank of America Roval 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval|
|Oct. 15||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 22||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
Fans in Canada can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.