MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Live on FOX Sunday; NASCAR XFINITY & GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES Doubleheader Live on FS1 Saturday from Atlanta
Seven-Time Champ Johnson Makes Analyst Debut Saturday in NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Race on FS1
New FS1 Fast Friday Programming Block Kicks off This Weekend at 3:00 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the second race of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES season, on Sunday, Feb. 24 (2:00 PM ET on FOX), and a unique NASCAR XFINITY SERIES/NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 23 (2:00 PM ET & 4:30 PM ET on FS1).
To offer NASCAR fans a consistent start time for Friday programming in 2019, FOX Sports is featuring a multi-hour block of Fast Friday programming each race weekend, beginning Friday, Feb. 22 from Atlanta. Delivering highlights of the morning and early afternoon on-track activity, news and feature content, along with practice updates, Fast Friday begins each week at 3:00 PM ET and includes live coverage of MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying. All Friday MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice sessions taking place prior to the 3:00 PM ET window are offered via live streaming on NASCAR.com at https://www.nascar.com/live in 2019.
The following practices will be streamed live from Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday on https://www.nascar.com/live
• MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice 1 (11:30 AM-1:00 PM ET)
• NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice 1 (1:00-2:00 PM ET)
• NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES practice 1 (2:00-3:00 PM ET)
Anchoring Fast Friday for FOX NASCAR this weekend is new studio host Sara Walsh, making her on-air debut from the new virtual studio alongside analysts Jamie McMurray and Ricky Craven.
Below are programming information, the weekend’s on-air broadcaster roster and quotes from FOX NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven on the weekend ahead, as well as FOX NASCAR play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander on the addition of Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson to the Xfinity Series booth at Atlanta.
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
• Date/Time: Sunday, Feb. 24 (2:00 PM ET)
• Network: FOX
• Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, Hall of Famer and four-time champ Jeff Gordon, race analyst Larry McReynolds
• Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
• Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY (1:30-2:00 PM ET on FOX); hosted by Shannon Spake with Larry McReynolds, Jamie McMurray and Regan Smith
• NASCAR RACEDAY (12:30-1:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Spake with McReynolds, McMurray and Smith
• Hosts: Spake and McMurray.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
• Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 23 (2:00 PM ET)
• Network: FS1
• Announcers: Adam Alexander, Kevin Harvick and guest driver analyst Jimmie Johnson
• Pit reporters: Jamie Little and Regan Smith
• Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (1:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake and analysts Larry McReynolds and Jamie McMurray
• Hosts: Spake, McReynolds and McMurray.
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES
• Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 23 (4:30 PM ET)
• Network: FS1
• Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip
• Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Alan Cavanna
• Post-race: 6:30-7:00 PM (FS1).
Source: FOX Sports PR / NASCAR on FOX