NASCAR concludes its February Florida tour on Sunday with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.
The Cup Series held its first two races of 2021 at Daytona International Speedway with the Daytona 500 and O’Reilly Auto Parts 253. Race # 3 of the season will take place in South Florida at the Intermediate Track of 1.5 miles.
The starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be led by 2021 series points leader Denny Hamlin, who has won three times on the track, including the 2020 race. Hamlin is on pole for the fourth time in a row, and the fifth time in the last six races, at Homestead.
Joey Logano (second in the standings), who finished second behind Christopher Bell in the Daytona road race last weekend, will join him. Bell, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch round out the top five.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 schedule at Homestead.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Dated: Sunday February 28
- Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is due to be waved at 3:48 p.m. ET.
Weather is a regular concern for NASCAR races in Florida, but this weekend can be an exception. The National Weather Service forecast for Homestead, Fla.Sunday is for sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s. The only threat to drivers may be wind; the NWS calls for southeast winds of 11 to 20 mph, with gusts of up to 24 mph.
What channel is NASCAR available on today?
Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races for the first four months of the Cup Series program, until the All-Star Race on June 13 in Texas. Fox will broadcast Sunday’s race, third in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.
NBC and NBC Sports Network are expected to broadcast other NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, including the playoffs.
As with all Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race with help from analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.
NASCAR Live Stream for the Homestead Race
Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can live stream the Sunday afternoon NASCAR race at Homestead through FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.
For those without a cable or satellite subscription, there are seven OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that offer 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 of them.
2021 NASCAR Cup Series Calendar
Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, starting with Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season
|February 28||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|March 7||Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube||Las Vegas Auto Circuit||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|March 14||NASCAR Cup Series Race in Phoenix||Phoenix raceway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|March 21st||Pleats of honor Quiktrip 500||Atlanta Auto Circuit||3 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|March 28||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Circuit||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 10||Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500||Martinsville Motor Circuit||7:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 18||Toyota 400 owners||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|April 25||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||14 hours||Fox||MRN|
|May 2nd||Kansas NASCAR Cup Series Race||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 9||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Darlington||Darlington Motor Circuit||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 16||Drydene 400||Dover International Speedway||14 hours||FS1||MRN|
|23 May||NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTA||Circuit of the Americas||2:30 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 30||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Circuit||6 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 6||Toyota / Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||4 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|June 13||NASCAR All-Star Open||Texas motor speedway||6 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 13||NASCAR All-Star Race||Texas motor speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 20||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|June 26||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1||Pocono Raceway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|June 27||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-2||Pocono Raceway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|4th July||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Road America||Road America||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|11 July||Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart||Atlanta Auto Circuit||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|July 18||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Circuit||3 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|August 8||Go bowling at the Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|August 15th||Big Machine Vodka 400 at brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||13 hours||NBC||IMS|
|22 august||FireKeepers 400 Casino||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|August 28||Zero Sugar Coke 400||Daytona International Motor Circuit||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoff Round of 16
|Sep 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Motor Circuit||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sep 11||Federated auto parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sep 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Circuit||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoffs Round of 16
|Sep 26||South point 400||Las Vegas Auto Circuit||7 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|October 3||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||14 hours||NBC||MRN|
|October 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||14 hours||NBC||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoff Round of 16
|17 october||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas motor speedway||14 hours||NBC||PRN|
|24 october||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|October 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Motor Circuit||14 hours||NBC||MRN|
2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Championship 4
|November 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|