Sonoma: NASCAR on FOX Quotes & Programming Schedule

To cap its 17th consecutive season of MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES coverage, FOX Sports telecasts its 16th and final MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES race of 2017 this weekend on FS1 (Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 PM ET), as well as live coverage of the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES and NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES.

While FOX NASCAR’s 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race coverage concludes at Sonoma Raceway and Iowa Speedway, respectively, live coverage of the entire NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES schedule continues through the end of the season.

FS1’s weekend lineup spans two race tracks – the road course of Sonoma Raceway for the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES (Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 PM ET), and Iowa Speedway, which plays host to the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES (Saturday, June 24 at 8:30 PM ET) and the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES (Friday, June 23 at 8:30 PM ET).

During the week, FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR’s most-watched daily news and information program, continues throughout the season Mondays through Thursdays at 6:00 PM ET. To date, NASCAR RACE HUB viewership is up 15 percent year-to-year. Additionally, the NASCAR RACE HUB PODCAST is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Google Play Music.

Below are programming information and quotes from FOX NASCAR analysts Jeff Gordon, Larry McReynolds and Michael Waltrip and driver analyst Regan Smith.


• Date/Time: Sunday, June 25 (3:00 PM ET)

• Network: FS1

• 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 and Matt Yocum

• Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip

• Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY (1:30 PM ET on FS1), hosted by Chris Myers with analysts Darrell Waltrip and Gordon; reporters Little, Neville and Yocum

On NASCAR RACEDAY, Shannon Spake sits down with three-time champion and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart at his home in Indiana


• Date/Time: Saturday, June 24 (8:30 PM ET)

• Network: FS1

• Announcers: Adam Alexander and Phil Parsons; driver analyst Regan Smith

• Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler, Vince Welch and Kaitlyn Vincie

• Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (8:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake with analysts Andy Petree and Casey Mears; reporters Kenny Wallace and Vincie

NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY features: a look back at Denny Hamlin’s win last weekend at Michigan; a flashback to Sam Hornish Jr.’s 2016 win at Iowa; and a short piece welcoming Regan Smith to the FS1 booth.


• Date/Time: Friday, June 23 (8:30 PM ET)

• Network: FS1

• Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip

• Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Kaitlyn Vincie

• Pre-race: NCWTS SETUP (8:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by John Roberts with analyst Todd Bodine; reporters Sadler and Vincie

NCWTS SETUP features: a look back at John Hunter Nemechek’s win last weekend at Gateway; a flashback to William Byron’s 2016 win at Iowa; a look at the races Chase Briscoe nearly won this year; and a feature on ThorSport Racing one year after a fire swept through the team’s race shop.


On Kyle Larson winning at Michigan and what he has learned the past few weeks:

“I think back to Dover a few weeks ago when he lost the win on the final restart to Jimmie Johnson. I think this was a huge moment for Kyle Larson, not just to get the win, but to figure out how to get the lead back on a restart. He’s the only one who did it from the outside.”

--Jeff Gordon

On the consistency of the No. 42 team and Kyle Larson this year:

“They have been impressive, week-in and week out, whether at a short track like Bristol or the bigger, two-mile tracks like California and Michigan, where he got the victory. They’re getting it done everywhere. But the bigger factor is the relationship between Kyle and crew chief Chad Johnston. Chad is getting it done on pit road. He is making great, hard calls on pit road.”

--Michael Waltrip

On next steps for the No. 22 team and Joey Logano after bouncing back at Michigan:

“There is no question they’re under pressure. They need to find Victory Lane. They found it earlier in the year at Richmond, but it was ruled an encumbered finish. They need to get back there without an issue. Last year, the first time they went to Victory Lane was Michigan in June, so maybe they’re not too far off track. He runs well at road courses, so look for Logano to perform well at Sonoma.”

--Larry McReynolds

On which drivers could face an uphill battle to make the playoffs:

“With 11 races to go in the regular season, drivers without a win are a little nervous about making the playoffs. The best way to feel safe is to find Victory Lane and not have an encumbered finish.”

--Larry McReynolds

On the importance of the accumulation of playoff points once the playoffs begin:

“Getting a win is hugely important, but if you get in the playoffs and don’t have playoff points, it’s going to be tough to be the champion. Drivers are going to take all those points with them to Homestead-Miami Speedway, and those points will seed them in the championship. Go out and win stages like Martin Truex Jr. has done and get those playoff points.”

--Michael Waltrip

On the relationship between Kyle Larson and crew chief Chad Johnston:

“Chad knows what type of feel Kyle is looking for in his car, and he is able to give it to him every single week.”

--Larry McReynolds

On the demeanor of Kyle Larson:

“He’s a superstar that doesn’t act like one. He’s a low-demeanor guy that you want to hang out with. We play a little bit of golf together and he makes fun of himself. You have to see him and understand who he is to be able to appreciate his talent behind the wheel. It’s amazing what he has been able to accomplish.”

--Michael Waltrip

On whether he has paid more attention to a certain driver analyst in the FOX Sports NASCAR XFINITY SERIES booth in preparation for his turn this weekend:

“The driver that sticks out to me is Kevin Harvick. Maybe it’s because he has a little more experience than most of them, but he’s done a really nice job with all the different hats he has worn on the TV side. He’s the one I have reached out to. I haven’t talked to him yet but we’re hopefully going to chat later this week. He’s the one I’ve paid the most attention to, not to take anything away from the rest of them because they all do a nice job. But with that said, I want to do a better job. We’re all competitive all the time. It doesn’t matter what it is.”

--Regan Smith, driver analyst for NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race


(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, June 23



NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES final practice (12:00-1:30 PM) (FS1)


NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (2:00-3:00 PM) (FS1)


NASCAR XFINITY SERIES final practice (5:00-6:00 PM) (FS1) (delayed)

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (6:30-8:00 PM) (FS1)

NCWTS SETUP (8:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES racing (Iowa) (8:30-10:30 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, June 24

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (2:30-4:00 PM) (FS1)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (7:00-8:00 PM) (FS1) (delayed)


NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (Iowa) (8:30-11:00 PM) (FS1)

Sunday, June 25

NASCAR RACEDAY (1:30-3:00 PM) (FS1)

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing (Sonoma) (3:00-6:00 PM) (FS1)

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