Start Times Revealed for 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 16: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, takes the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series SouthPoint 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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:

Date Race Time (ET) TV Radio
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
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