NASCAR is back at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Memorial Day Weekend running of the 600, one of its crown jewel events and the year’s longest race. FOX Sports offers 20 hours of live action from the 1.5-mile circuit, including FOX’s live coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES’ 600 (Sunday, May 28 at 6:00 PM ET) and FS1’s live coverage of the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES (Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 PM ET).
During the week, FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR’s most-watched daily news and information program, continues Mondays through Thursdays at 6:00 PM ET. Additionally, the NASCAR RACE HUB PODCAST launched recently and is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Google Play Music.
Below are programming information and quotes from FOX NASCAR analysts Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip and play-by-play announcer Mike Joy:
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
- Date/Time: Sunday, May 28 (6:00 PM ET)
- Network: FOX
- Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, four-time champ Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds
- Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
- Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
- Pre-race: FOX NASCAR SUNDAY (5:30 PM ET on FOX), hosted by Chris Myers with analysts Darrell Waltrip and Gordon; reporters Little, Neville, Welch and Yocum.
- Gordon sits down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for an in-depth interview; Lucky Logan star Channing Tatum on the FOX NASCAR “Grid Walk”; and a look at the upcoming Cars 3, in which FOX NASCAR on-air broadcasters Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip and Shannon Spake have roles.
- NASCAR RACEDAY (4:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by John Roberts with analysts Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach; reporters Kaitlyn Vincie and Kenny Wallace.
- Post-Race: NASCAR VICTORY LANE (8:30 PM ET on FS1; delayed)
FOX NASCAR QUOTES
On the natural talent of Kyle Busch, who finally won a Monster Energy Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend:
“Whether you like him or not, you have to respect his talent and abilities behind the wheel. He’s one of the all-time best. I raced against him. The kid is incredible, and he certainly showed that at the All-Star Race.”
“It’s probably about time for the Kyle Busch haters to realize they’re in the presence of somebody who is really special. He was a raw talent, and now for Joe Gibbs Racing, he is a consistent winning talent. Yes, he’s easy to dislike. He expects to win. I knew someone like that once – Darrell Waltrip. Is Kyle Busch one of NASCAR’s upper-crust premier drivers today? Absolutely.”
“Jeff (Gordon) and I both raced with Dale Earnhardt, and I thought he could do things with a race car that I never saw anybody else do. Kyle Busch is in the footsteps of Dale Earnhardt. He hasn’t won seven championships or as many races, but when it comes to pure car control and getting it done, Kyle Busch is the man.”
FOX NASCAR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE - (All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change):
Thursday, May 25
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (2:00-3:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (3:30-4:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (4:00-5:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (5:00-6:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES final practice (6:00-7:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (7:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)
Saturday, May 27
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (9:00-10:00 AM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (10:00-11:00 AM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (11:00-11:30 AM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (12:30-1:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (1:00-3:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES post-race (3:30-4:00 PM) (FS1)
Sunday, May 28
NASCAR RACEDAY (4:30-5:30 PM) (FS1)
FOX NASCAR SUNDAY (5:30-6:00 PM) (FOX)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing/600 (6:00-10:30 PM) (FOX)
NASCAR VICTORY LANE (11:30 PM-12:00 AM) (FS1) (delayed)