MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Live on FOX Sunday with NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Live Saturday on FS1
NASCAR RACE HUB Goes West with Special Guests Live From Los Angeles FOX Studios This Week
Gordon: ‘They’re going to be chasing the 4 car all year long and possibly chasing him into history.’

Charlotte, NC – NASCAR heads Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the fifth race of the season, with FOX Sports set to offer more than 18 hours of live action from the two-mile oval, which concludes the three-race “NASCAR Goes West” portion of the 2018 schedule.

And NASCAR isn’t the only thing going west. FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB, the sport’s most-watched daily news and highlights program, is on the road this week, broadcasting live from the FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios. Co-hosts Adam Alexander and Shannon Spake anchor Hub Goes West” alongside analyst Larry McReynolds and reporter Daryl Motte from the FOX Sports studios on the FOX lot in Beverly Hills. Below is a schedule of this week’s special guests.

  • Monday, March 12 – Matt DiBennedetto; former NFL player and current K&N PRO SERIES owner Shawne Merriman; FOX NFL analyst Greg Jennings
  • Tuesday, March 13 – FOX NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip; William Byron; Pro Football Hall of Famer & co-host of FS1’s SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, Shannon Sharpe
  • Wednesday, March 14 – Austin Dillon; Daniel Suarez; SPEAK FOR YOURSELF co-host Jason Whitlock
  • Thursday, March 15 – Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Jeff Gordon and comedian/actress Sarah Tiana

Race Hub airs live at 6:00 PM ET on Monday and at a special time of 7:00 PM ET Tuesday through Thursday this week.

Below are programming information and quotes from FOX NASCAR analysts Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltip and Michael Waltrip and play-by-play announcer Mike Joy on the week’s storylines and the weekend ahead.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 18 (3:30 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, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • Pre-race: MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP PRE-RACE (3:00 PM ET on FOX); hosted by Chris Myers with Michael Waltrip, Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
  • NASCAR RACEDAY (2:00 PM ET on FS1), hosted by John Roberts with analysts Jeff Hammond, Bobby Labonte and Casey Mears; pit reporting by Kenny Wallace
  • Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

  • Date/Time: Saturday, March 17 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip and driver analyst Brad Keselowski
  • Pit reporters: Regan Smith and Matt Yocum
  • Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (4:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake and Larry McReynolds
  • Post-race: 7:30 PM ET on FS1
  • Hosts: Spake and McReynolds

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

On Kevin Harvick fighting his way back to Victory Lane at Phoenix following penalties assessed the previous week after his win at Las Vegas:

“Three wins in a row happens so seldomly in this sport that whether you’re a fan of Kevin Harvick and Rodney Childers or not, you have to celebrate what they have accomplished.”
–Mike Joy

“This was a statement win. We all know how good Kevin Harvick and Rodney Childers and that team are. But after everything that’s happened in the last week, to come in and earn that win like they did, this is a statement not only to the naysayers but to the competitors. They’re going to be chasing the 4 car all year long and possibly chasing him into history.”
–Jeff Gordon

“The record book says Kevin Harvick won three in a row, but it was the resolve of that race team that impressed me. They put a car on the track (at Phoenix) that nobody was going to beat.”
–Darrell Waltrip

“When you have that kind of confidence and Kevin Harvick inspired behind the wheel — he said he was upset. That performance was really special … It was all about Kevin Harvick. He is so in tune to what he’s doing right now. I knew he was going to put on a show on to tell people, ‘To heck with my back window. I’m the man when we get to the desert.’”
–Michael Waltrip

FOX NASCAR AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, March 16
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (2:30-3:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (3:30-4:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (4:30-5:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES final practice (5:30-6:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (6:30-7:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (7:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, March 17
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (12:30-1:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (1:30-3:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (3:00-3:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (3:30-4:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (4:30-5:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (5:00-7:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Post-Race (7:30-8:00 PM) (FS1)

Sunday, March 18
NASCAR RACEDAY (2:00-3:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP PRE-RACE (3:00-3:30 PM) (FOX)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing (3:30-7:00 PM) (FOX)