What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for 2022 Fontana race

What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for 2022 Fontana race

The 2022 NASCAR race season is officially underway. Now that the checkered flag has waved on the biggest race of the season, it’s time to head back out west to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. 

For the first time since 2020, the series makes its return to Auto Club Speedway. Last year’s race weekend was canceled and realigned to the Daytona Road Course due to health and safety concerns from the impact of COVID-19.

Alex Bowman remains the reigning champ of the two-mile track, as he continues to look for his first win of the season.

Here’s a complete guide to watching the NASCAR race at Fontana on Sunday, including the start time, TV channel, and live streams for the Wise Power 400.

MORE: Watch NASCAR at Fontana live with fuboTV (free trial)

What channel is NASCAR on today? 

  • TV channel: Fox (TSN in Canada)
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN, PRN

NASCAR’s race at Fontana will be broadcast nationally on Fox affiliate channels in 2022. You can stream race coverage live on Fox Sports Go or with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

NASCAR will resume regular practice and qualifying sessions this year, beginning at Auto Club Speedway this weekend. 

The qualifying field will be split into two groups for 15 minutes of practice and single-car, single-lap qualifying. The top five drivers from each group will advance to the final round for another session to determine the pole winner. 

On race day, Mike Joy will be on the lap-by-lap call, and he’ll be flanked by Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart. Stewart replaced Jeff Gordon, who left the Fox booth to join Hendrick Motorsports. 

NASCAR at Fontana start time

  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET

NASCAR’s race at Fontana is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 27. 

While NASCAR lists 3:30 p.m. ET as the start time for the race, customary pre-race ceremonies for the initial race of the season will mean the actual time for a green flag will be closer to 4 p.m. ET.

NASCAR at Fontana live stream 

For viewers with cable and satellite subscriptions, the Fox Sports Go app will carry the race accordingly. For those looking to stream the race and are without cable or satellite subscription, there are several options for streaming:

NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Radio
Feb. 27 Wise Power 400 Auto Club Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN
March 6 Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
March 13 Ruoff Mortgage 500k Phoenix Raceway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN
March 20 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. Fox PRN
March 27 EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
April 3 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway 3:30 p.m. Fox MRN
April 9 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Martinsville Speedway 7:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
April 17 Food City Dirt Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7 p.m. Fox PRN
April 24 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway 3 p.m. Fox MRN
May 1 DuraMAX Drydene 400 Dover Motor Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 8 Cup Series race at Darlington Darlington Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 15 Cup Series race at Kansas Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 22 NASCAR All-Star Open Texas Motor Speedway 8 p.m. FS1 PRN
May 22 NASCAR All-Star Race Texas Motor Speedway 8 p.m. FS1 PRN
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6 p.m. Fox PRN
June 5 Cup Series race at WWTR World Wide Technology Raceway 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
June 12 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 4 p.m. FS1 PRN
June 26 Ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 5 p.m. NBC MRN
July 3 Kwik Trip 250 Road America 3 p.m. USA MRN
July 10 Quaker State 400 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USA PRN
July 17 Ambetter 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3 p.m. USA PRN
July 24 Cup Series race at Pocono Pocono Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN
July 31 Verizon 200 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3 p.m. NBC IMS Radio
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. USA MRN
Aug. 27 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races

(All times Eastern)

Date Race Track Start time TV channel Radio
Sept. 4 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. USA MRN
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. USA PRN
Sept. 25 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 3:30 p.m. USA PRN
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 9 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400 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