By Toby Christie (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)
On Tuesday, NASCAR officially unveiled the start times, television channels and radio channels for the upcoming 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Later start times highlight the changes, as no race all season will begin before 2:00 PM ET.
16 of the 36 points paying races will be available on regular network television (FOX or NBC), while 20 of them will be available on cable affiliates (FS1 or NBCSN).
Those totals mean one less race will be on regular network television this year than in 2018.
Additionally, The Clash was the only race that started after 3PM ET on a Sunday on a non-holiday weekend. Eight more Sunday races will run in the 3PM ET or later slot during Sundays on non-holiday weekends in 2019.
In total, 11 races will start at a later time than they did a year ago. Only Kansas in May will start earlier than it did a year ago.
Here is the complete schedule of races with start times, television networks and radio networks:
|Sunday, Feb 10, 2019||Daytona 500 qualifying||12:00 PM||FOX||MRN|
|Sunday, Feb 10, 2019||The Clash||3:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Thursday, Feb 13, 2019||Duels at Daytona||7:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Sunday, Feb 17, 2019||Daytona 500||2:30 PM||FOX||MRN|
|Sunday, Feb 24, 2019||Atlanta||2:00 PM||FOX||PRN|
|Sunday, Mar 03, 2019||Las Vegas||3:30 PM||FOX||PRN|
|Sunday, Mar 10, 2019||ISM Raceway||3:30 PM||FOX||MRN|
|Sunday, Mar 17, 2019||Auto Club Speedway||3:30 PM||FOX||MRN|
|Sunday, Mar 24, 2019||Martinsville||2:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Sunday, Mar 31, 2019||Texas||3:00 PM||FOX||PRN|
|Sunday, Apr 07, 2019||Bristol||2:00 PM||FS1||PRN|
|Saturday, Apr 13, 2019||Richmond||7:30 PM||FOX||MRN|
|Sunday, Apr 28, 2019||Talladega||2:00 PM||FOX||MRN|
|Sunday, May 05, 2019||Dover||2:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Saturday, May 11, 2019||Kansas||7:30 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Saturday, May 18, 2019||All-Star Open||6:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Saturday, May 18, 2019||All-Star Race||8:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Sunday, May 26, 2019||Charlotte||6:00 PM||FOX||PRN|
|Sunday, Jun 02, 2019||Pocono||2:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Sunday, Jun 09, 2019||Michigan||2:00 PM||FS1||MRN|
|Sunday, Jun 23, 2019||Sonoma||3:00 PM||FS1||PRN|
|Sunday, Jun 30, 2019||Chicagoland||3:00 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Saturday, Jul 06, 2019||Daytona||7:30 PM||NBC||MRN|
|Saturday, Jul 13, 2019||Kentucky||7:30 PM||NBCSN||PRN|
|Sunday, Jul 21, 2019||New Hampshire||3:00 PM||NBCSN||PRN|
|Sunday, Jul 28, 2019||Pocono||3:00 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sunday, Aug 04, 2019||Watkins Glen||3:00 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sunday, Aug 11, 2019||Michigan||3:00 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Saturday, Aug 17, 2019||Bristol||7:30 PM||NBCSN||PRN|
|Sunday, Sep 01, 2019||Darlington||6:00 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sunday, Sep 08, 2019||Indianapolis||2:00 PM||NBC||IMS|
|Sunday, Sep 15, 2019||Las Vegas||7:00 PM||NBCSN||PRN|
|Saturday, Sep 21, 2019||Richmond||7:30 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sunday, Sep 28, 2019||Roval||2:30 PM||NBC||PRN|
|Sunday, Oct 06, 2019||Dover||2:30 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sunday, Oct 13, 2019||Talladega||2:00 PM||NBC||MRN|
|Sunday, Oct 20, 2019||Kansas||2:30 PM||NBC||MRN|
|Sunday, Oct 27, 2019||Martinsville||3:00 PM||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sunday, Nov 03, 2019||Texas||3:00 PM||NBCSN||PRN|
|Sunday, Nov 10, 2019||ISM Raceway||2:30 PM||NBC||MRN|
|Sunday, Nov 17, 2019||Homestead Miami||3:00 PM||NBC||MRN|
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.