Tara K • March 29, 2022
The 74th season of the NASCAR Cup Series launched on February 20th with the Daytona 500. FOX and NBC are the two official networks that will be broadcasting the races.
Since FOX and NBC are local channels, by law they can be accessed for free with an antenna. If you're looking for a great deal on an antenna, you can get one for a steep 50% off if you sign up for Sling. This give you the best of both worlds, free local channels like NBC on your antenna and premium cable channels like A&E, USA, HGTV and more.
But if you’re looking for a simple streaming solution, don’t fret - there are still plenty of ways that you’ll be able to tune in without cable. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you.
Do you want to watch NASCAR for free? You can do so with an OTA (Over-The-Air) antenna. It’s a cheap and easy way to get local TV stations from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS as well as dozens of other channels.
But if you’re looking for more out of your TV time, you may want to try out an internet TV service that offers a free trial. Currently, you can get a free trial of Sling TV, fuboTV and YouTube TV. Below, we’ll tell you all you need to know about each one.
Sling TV launched way back in 2015, revolutionizing the game with an “a la carte” approach to streaming that allowed customers to pick the channels they want. Today, it’s still a good option for cord-cutters looking to watch NASCAR without cable.
Sling TV has three primary channel packages. Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange + Blue. Both Sling Orange and Sling Blue are $35/month, and while there is some channel overlap, each package has some exclusive channels. Sling Orange, for example, has ESPN and Disney-owned channels, while Sling Blue has FS1 and broadcast channels.
As you may be able to guess, Sling Blue is the package you should go with. It includes NBC, FOX, and FS1. That means you can get all of the channels you need to watch NASCAR without cable for just $35/month, which is a really incredible deal.
Device and platform support for Sling TV is solid. You can stream on your web browser, and on iOS and Android devices on the go. At home, you can stream Sling TV on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, as well as the Xbox One console and some smart TVs from Samsung and LG.
Simultaneous streams are good with Sling TV. While Sling Orange lets you stream on only 1 device at a time, you can stream on up to 3 devices with Sling Blue, which is ideal if you have a larger family that watches a lot of TV.
Sling TV lets you record up to 50 hours of TV for free. If you want more DVR space, you'll have to pay $5/month for 200 hours of storage.
You can watch past seasons, recently-aired episodes, and a selection of movies from most of the channels that are included in your Sling TV package, so you’ll have plenty of VOD content to watch.
fuboTV is a sports-focused streaming service, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a good option if you want to watch NASCAR without cable. But it also has a good number of entertainment, lifestyle, and news channels for the entire family.
The base-tier, $64.99/month fubo Starter package provides a total of 100+ channels and will get you all of the channels you need to watch NASCAR without cable.
With fuboTV, you'll get both FOX and NBC, as well as FS1, so you’ll have everything that you need to watch NASCAR without cable, and you won’t miss a single second of races this year.
fuboTV has solid device support. You’ll be able to watch NASCAR without cable on almost any device you can imagine, from your iOS and Android devices to your web browser, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.
You can watch fuboTV on 3 devices at once with fubo Standard. You can upgrade to Elite or pay an extra $9.99/month fee to stream on 5 devices at once.
fuboTV has pretty good features for NASCAR fans, including its DVR. You can record up to 250 hours of content with the basic fuboTV package. Want more space? Upgrade to the Elite package, or pay $16.99/month to get access to 1,000 hours of DVR space.
With fuboTV, you get access to a lot of on-demand content, from most of the channels included in your subscription packages. Most channels provide recently-aired episodes, some past seasons, and selected movies for on-demand viewing.
YouTube TV, from Google, first launched in 2017 and offers a great selection of channels and top-of-the-line features for a low price, making it a top choice for cord-cutters who want to watch NASCAR without cable.
YouTube TV keeps things simple and offers only a single package of channels, which will cost you $64.99/month, and provide you with 85+ channels. There are also premium add-ons like Epix, Showtime and HBO Max, so you’ll never run out of things to watch.
For your money, you get around 85 channels, including FOX and NBC, as well as FS1, which means you’ll have all the channels you need to watch NASCAR without cable on YouTube TV. You’ll also get plenty of other sports, news, and entertainment channels.
Today, you can watch YouTube TV on the Chrome browser, on iOS and Android, and on Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, as well as a number of different smart TVs from Samsung, Hisense, LG, and some other manufacturers, and the Xbox One.
You can make up to 6 accounts with YouTube TV, and stream on up to 3 devices at once with YouTube TV, which ties it with Sling TV when it comes to multiple-stream support.
The YouTube TV DVR offers users unlimited storage for 9 months. You can record as many NASCAR races and hours of content as you want, with no restrictions beyond the 9-month deletion period.
The on-demand content you get with YouTube TV is pretty similar to the other picks on this list. Each individual network and cable channel carried in your package provides you with a selection of recently-aired episodes, past seasons, and top movies.
Both FOX and NBC are broadcast networks, not cable networks. This means that each independent FOX and NBC affiliate station is independently owned, and they each negotiate deals with internet TV services like Sling and fuboTV individually.
What this means is that even if you do live in an area with a local FOX or NBC affiliate station, it’s possible that one – or all – of the above streaming services will not have negotiated a deal with that station, and so you wouldn’t get it with your subscription.
Don’t worry, though. Each individual service offers a channel lookup tool, so you can check which stations you’ll receive in your area before you sign up.
Rev your engine and gear up for the season! Here’s the NASCAR 2022 schedule:
|Event||Location||Date & Time|
|Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Sunday Mar. 6, 3:30 PM ET|
|Ruoff Mortgage 500||Phoenix Raceway||Sunday Mar. 13, 3:30 PM ET|
|Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sunday Mar. 20, 3:00 PM ET|
|EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||Sunday Mar. 27, 3:30 PM ET|
|Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||Sunday Apr. 3, 3:30 PM ET|
|Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400||Martinsville Speedway||Sunday Apr. 9, 7:30 PM ET|
|Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt||Sunday Apr. 17, 7:00 PM ET|
|Geico 500||Talladega Superspeedway||Sunday Apr. 24, 3:00 PM ET|
|DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne||Dover Motor Speedway||Sunday May 1, 3:00 PM ET|
|NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway||Darlington Raceway||Sunday May 8, 3:30 PM ET|
|AdventHealth 400||Kansas Speedway||Sunday May 15, 3:00 PM ET|
|NASCAR All-Star Open||Texas Motor Speedway||Sunday May 22, 3:00 PM ET|
|NASCAR All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||Sunday May 22, 3:00 PM ET|
|Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Sunday May 29, 6:00 PM ET|
|NASCAR Cup Series race at WWTR||World Wide Technology Raceway||Sunday June 5, 3:30 PM ET|
|Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||Sunday June 12, 4:00 PM ET|
|Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||Sunday June 26, 5:00 PM ET|
|Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America||Road America||Sunday July 3, 3:00 PM ET|
|Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sunday July 10, 3:00 PM ET|
|Ambetter 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Sunday July 17, 3:00 PM ET|
|NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway||Pocono Raceway||Sunday July 24, 3:00 PM ET|
|Verizon 200 at the Brickyard||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||Sunday July 31, 2:30 PM ET|
|FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||Sunday Aug. 7, 3:00 PM ET|
|Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||Sunday Aug. 14, 3:00 PM ET|
|Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||Sunday Aug. 21, 3:00 PM ET|
|Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||Sunday Aug. 27, 7:00 PM ET|
|Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||Sunday Sept. 4, 6:00 PM ET|
|Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||Sunday Sept. 11, 3:00 PM ET|
|Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||Sunday Sept. 17, 7:30 PM ET|
|AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||Sunday Sept. 25, 3:30 PM ET|
|YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||Sunday Oct. 2, 2:00 PM ET|
|Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||Sunday Oct. 9, 2:00 PM ET|
|South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Sunday Oct. 16, 2:30 PM ET|
|Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||Sunday Oct. 23, 2:30 PM ET|
|Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||Sunday Oct. 30, 2:00 PM ET|
|NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||Sunday Nov. 6, 3:00 PM ET|
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