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Everything We Know About NASCAR on TV In 2025

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What’s Happening?

The 2025 NASCAR season will look quite different to many fans than any other. Two brand new TV partners join including one streaming service. Commentators are also beginning to make their plans for the new media landscape. Here is all you need to know about NASCAR on TV in 2025.

  • Over the off-season, NASCAR finalized a 7-year, $7.7 Billion media rights contract. This includes a hybrid of traditional network TV, cable, and streaming. It also includes a new way to broadcast the 2nd Tier Xfinity Series.
  • We have already seen a commentator shakeup as well. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is moving on, and NBC is remixing who takes the lead commentator role as well. We will keep track of all of that.
  • Fans are excited to see how NASCAR on TV looks in 2025. With all of the new faces in new places, there’s plenty to look forward to.

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The New Players

For an in-depth analysis of the new and returning media rights holders in NASCAR, read the article below. We will hit the notable highlights.

Amazon Prime

The most controversial addition to the lineup is Amazon Prime. They will exclusively stream 5 races in the summer stretch between Fox’s portion and TNT’s portion along with practice and qualifying for the first half of the season, except for the Clash, Daytona 500 and the All-Star Race. This will be the first time NASCAR Cup Series races will be exclusively broadcast on a streaming platform, which not every fan loves.

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (TNT/Turner) returns to NASCAR in 2025 for the first time since 2014. TNT will broadcast 5 races between the Amazon and NBC portions of the schedule along with TruTV broadcasting practice and qualifying for the final 19 races of the season. TNT is reportedly a part of a soon-to-launch streaming service that combines Fox, ESPN, and Warner Bros. Discovery, which could change how NASCAR fans consume races in 2025.

The CW

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will have a new TV partner in 2024 in The CW. The last time the Xfinity Series had an exclusive TV partner was between 2007 and 2014 when ESPN broadcasted the races. One interesting twist is that NASCAR will be producing the broadcasts themselves instead of The CW.

The Returners

Fox

Fox returns in 2025 to broadcast the first 14 races of the Cup Series season and the entire Craftsman Truck Series season. Five Cup Series races will be on Fox with the rest of their NASCAR slate on FS1. This move ensures that Fox will be the longest-standing media partner in NASCAR history as 2031 will be their 31st year of coverage. While fans tend to harp on Fox for their recent broadcasts, they’ve partnered with NASCAR for years and fans have taken a liking to Kevin Harvick’s move to the booth.

NBC

NBC also returns to broadcast the final 14 Cup Series races of the 2025 season. This includes 4 races broadcasted on NBC with the remainder of the races on USA, and Peacock will hold the streaming rights for these races. NBC will look a bit different in 2024 with Dale Jr. leaving, and the uncertain future for their lead commentator

Commentators

For the full rundown of commentator changes, check out the article below. We will hit the important points.

Dale Jr. to Amazon Prime/Warner Bros. Discovery

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world by leaving NBC for Amazon Prime and Warner Bros. Discovery. He was previously with NBC from 2018 until 2023. It will be interesting to see whether or not Dirty Mo Media will start producing exclusive content for Amazon as well.

Who Is the Lead Commentator at NBC

Rick Allen and Leigh Diffey will split the lead commentator spot at NBC in 2024. It is unclear who will take the permanent role for the 2025 season, but with IndyCar potentially leaving NBC, Diffey may be available. Allen’s future is an interesting one as well given his rapport with Dale Jr., Could Allen follow Jr. to Amazon?

This article will be updated as news comes out.

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