NASCAR on Sunday will wrap up three weeks of racing at Daytona International Speedway with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 on the Daytona Road Course.

The World Center of Racing is hosting the first two races of the 2021 Cup Series season, which were preceded by six days of Speedweeks activities at the track. The final race day of the stretch will be a 70-lap test for drivers on the 3.61-mile road course.

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The starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Daytona will be led by 2020 series champion Chase Elliott, who has won the last four Cup road races, and 2021 Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell. 

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 21
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET (Green flag at 3:20 p.m. ET)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Road Course is scheduled to wave at 3:20 p.m. ET.

Although NASCAR will race on the Daytona Road Course on Sunday even if it gets wet, there still will be weather-related threats: If the rain is too heavy, if there is lightning in the area or if there is too much water on the course. The weather forecast for Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday is partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the mid-60s and about a 15 percent chance of precipitation.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona (Daytona Road Course)
  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 21
  • TV channel: Fox (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: MRN

Fox and FS1 are the networks that televise NASCAR races during the first four months of the Cup Series schedule. Fox will air Sunday’s race, which will be run on the Daytona Road Course. The race is the second one of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season.

Fox and FS1 are scheduled to air Cup Series races through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. NBC and NBCSN are scheduled to air the remaining NASCAR Cup Series races of 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 Daytona Road Course race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Daytona 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 on the Daytona Road Course.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

DateRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Feb. 21O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at DaytonaDaytona Road Course3 p.m.FoxMRN
Feb. 28Dixie Vodka 400Homestead-Miami Speedway3:30 p.m.FoxMRN
March 7Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Motor Speedway3:30 p.m.FoxPRN
March 14NASCAR Cup Series Race at PhoenixPhoenix Raceway3:30 p.m.FoxMRN
March 21Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500Atlanta Motor Speedway3 p.m.FoxPRN
March 28Food City Dirt RaceBristol Motor Speedway3:30 p.m.FoxPRN
April 10Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500Martinsville Speedway7:30 p.m.FS1MRN
April 18Toyota Owners 400Richmond Raceway3 p.m.FoxMRN
April 25GEICO 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m.FoxMRN
May 2NASCAR Cup Series Race at KansasKansas Speedway3 p.m.FS1MRN
May 9NASCAR Cup Series Race at DarlingtonDarlington Raceway3:30 p.m.FS1MRN
May 16Drydene 400Dover International Speedway2 p.m.FS1MRN
May 23NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTACircuit of the Americas2:30 p.m.FS1PRN
May 30Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Speedway6 p.m.FoxPRN
June 6Toyota/Save Mart 350Sonoma Raceway4 p.m.FS1PRN
June 13NASCAR All-Star OpenTexas Motor Speedway6 p.m.FS1MRN
June 13NASCAR All-Star RaceTexas Motor Speedway8 p.m.FS1MRN
June 20Ally 400Nashville Superspeedway3:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN
June 26NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1Pocono Raceway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
June 27NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-2Pocono Raceway3:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
July 4NASCAR Cup Series Race at Road AmericaRoad America2:30 p.m.NBCMRN
July 11Quaker State 400 Presented by WalmartAtlanta Motor Speedway3:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN
July 18Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNPRN
Aug. 8Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen International3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Aug. 15Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia LineIndianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course1 p.m.NBCIMS
Aug. 22FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Aug. 28Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International Speedway7 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

DateRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Sept. 5Cook Out Southern 500Darlington Raceway6 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sept. 11Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond Raceway7:30 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Sept. 18Bass Pro Shops Night RaceBristol Motor Speedway7:30 p.m.NBCSNPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

DateRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Sept. 26South Point 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway7 p.m.NBCSNPRN
Oct. 3YellaWood 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m.NBCMRN
Oct. 10Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course2 p.m.NBCPRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

DateRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Oct. 17Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500Texas Motor Speedway2 p.m.NBCPRN
Oct. 24Hollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway3 p.m.NBCSNMRN
Oct. 31Xfinity 500Martinsville Speedway2 p.m.NBCMRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

DateRaceTrackTimeTVRadio
Nov. 7NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPhoenix Raceway3 p.m.NBCMRN





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