Fox’s portion of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series broadcast schedule is now in the books following this past Sunday afternoon’s race at Sonoma Raceway.
This past Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway was the 16th points race and 18th overall race on the 2023 schedule to be broadcast live on either Fox or Fox Sports 1.
The Toyota/Save Mart 350 was the 10th points race and 11th overall race to be broadcast live on Fox. Six points races and seven overall races were broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.
But heading into the lone off weekend of the 2023 season this coming weekend, the Fox portion of this year’s broadcast schedule is officially now in the books.
There are 20 races remaining on the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, and NBC is now set to take over.
Of these 20 races, 10 are set to be broadcast live on NBC and 10 are set to be broadcast live on USA Network, similar to the split between Fox and Fox Sports 1. These 20 races consist of the season’s final 10 regular season races and the 10 playoff races.
Six of the remaining 10 regular season races are set to be broadcast live on USA Network while the other four are set to be broadcast live on NBC. The first four playoff races are set to be broadcast live on USA Network, while the final six are all set to be broadcast live on NBC.
Notably, this ends Fox’s two-year run of bringing in guest analysts to fill the third spot in the booth alongside full-time announcers Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer. They have taken this approach since after Jeff Gordon left following their 2021 portion of the broadcast schedule to focus on his new role as Vice Chairman of Hendrick Motorsports.
Jamie McMurray was in the booth alongside Joy and Bowyer for Sunday’s 110-lap race around the 12-turn, 1.99-mile (3.203-kilometer) Sonoma, California road course, but Kevin Harvick is set to take over as a full-time announcer in 2024. Harvick is set to retire from Cup Series competition at the end of the 2023 season.
Fox still plans to welcome in special guests to the booth from time to time next year, even with three full-time announcers.
The Ally 400 is set open up NBC’s portion of the broadcast schedule on Sunday, June 25. The race is set to be broadcast live from Nashville Superspeedway beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. Begin a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss it!