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FOX NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway Quotes & Programming Schedule

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Live Sunday on FS1; NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Live Saturday on FOX

CHARLOTTE, NC – The MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, with FOX Sports set to offer 18 hours of live action from the mile-and-a-half-mile oval. Included are FS1’s live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES on Sunday, April 8 (2:00 PM ET) and FOX’s live broadcast of the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES on Saturday, April 7 (3:00 PM ET).

Below is programming information for the weekend ahead.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 8 (2:00 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, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY (12:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Chris Myers with Michael Waltrip, Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
  • Hosts: Myers and Michael Waltrip

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 7 (3:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FOX
  • Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip and driver analyst Clint Bowyer
  • Pit reporters: Regan Smith and Matt Yocum
  • Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (2:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake and Larry McReynolds
  • Hosts: Spake and Michael Waltrip

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

Friday, April 6
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (1:00-2:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (2:00-3:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (3:00-4:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES final practice (4:00-5:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (5:00-5:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (5:30-7:00 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, April 7
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (11:00 AM-12:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (12:00-1:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (1:00-1:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (1:30-2:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-NXS (2:30-3:00 PM) (FOX)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (3:00-5:30 PM) (FOX)

Sunday, April 8
NASCAR RACEDAY (12:30-2:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing (2:00-6:00 PM) (FS1)

NASCAR RACE HUB Top 50 Drivers

Petty Voted Best Driver of All Time in NASCAR RACE HUB’s Top-50 Drivers Special

Top Five Also Included Johnson, Pearson, Gordon and Earnhardt

In commemoration of this year’s 70th anniversary of NASCAR, FOX Sports ranked the top-50 NASCAR drivers of all time this week on a special edition of FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB. For Monday and Tuesday’s “NASCAR RACE HUB Top-50 Drivers” specials, 21 FOX NASCAR broadcasters and driver/crew chief analysts submitted their choices for the top-50 drivers, ranked in order from 1-50. The vote was inspired by the “50 Greatest Drivers” list NASCAR released in 1998, although that list did not rank the drivers in order of votes received.

Votes were tabulated in a manner similar to an Associated Press Top 25 or USA Today Coaches Poll, with each No. 1 pick receiving 50 points, second-place receiving 49 points and so forth. First place went to the driver with the most points, with the 50th-place driver receiving the least points among the top-50 drivers.

NASCAR RACE HUB revealed spots 26-50 on Monday, with the top 25 unveiled on Tuesday.

Below are NASCAR RACE HUB Top-50 Drivers, as well as the FOX NASCAR voters.

TOP 50 DRIVERS

RANK DRIVER
1 Petty, Richard
2 Johnson, Jimmie
3 Pearson, David
4 Gordon, Jeff
5 Earnhardt, Dale
6 Waltrip, Darrell
7 Yarborough, Cale
8 Allison, Bobby
9 Stewart, Tony
10 Petty, Lee
11 Jarrett, Ned
12 Busch, Kyle
13 Thomas, Herb
14 Wallace, Rusty
15 Johnson, Junior
16 Baker, Buck
17 Elliott, Bill
18 Harvick, Kevin
19 Martin, Mark
20 Flock, Tim
21 Kenseth, Matt
22 Isaac, Bobby
23 Roberts, Fireball
24 Jarrett, Dale
25 Weatherly, Joe
26 Labonte, Terry
27 White, Rex
28 Busch, Kurt
29 Keselowski, Brad
30 Lorenzen, Fred
31 Parsons, Benny
32 Allison, Davey
33 Labonte, Bobby
34 Edwards, Carl
35 Hamlin, Denny
36 Truex Jr., Martin
37 Earnhardt Jr., Dale
38 Baker, Buddy
39 Rudd, Ricky
40 Gant, Harry
41 Kulwicki, Alan
42 Turner, Curtis
43 Bonnett, Neil
44 Ard, Sam
45 Evans, Richie
46 Richmond, Tim
47 Burton, Jeff
48 Panch, Marvin
49 Biffle, Greg
50 Logano, Joey

VOTERS
Jeff Gordon
Darrell Waltrip
Mike Joy
Brad Keselowski
Chad Knaus
David Ragan
AJ Allmendinger
Michael Waltrip
Regan Smith
Casey Mears
Bobby Labonte
Larry McReynolds
Todd Bodine
Phil Parsons
Jeff Hammond
Adam Alexander
Shannon Spake
Matt Yocum
Blake Koch
Kaitlyn Vincie
Alan Cavanna

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Veteran MMA Analyst Smith Joins Rogan and Anik to Call UFC 223: KHABIB VS. HOLLOWAY

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Bisping and Former Light Heavyweight Champ Evans Join Lead Host Bryant On FS1 and FOX Sports GO Programming

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith joins fellow analyst Joe Rogan and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik to call UFC 223: KHABIB VS. HOLLOWAY live from Brooklyn on FS1 and FOX Sports GO Saturday, April 7 (8:00 PM ET). Reporter Megan Olivi interviews fighters on-site. UFC welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio and Victor Davila call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and lead UFC host Karyn Bryant are on the FOX Sports desk in the Los Angeles studio for UFC 223 programming on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7.

The lightweight championship is on the line at UFC 223, No. 2-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov faces late replacement featherweight champion Max Holloway, after Tony Ferguson got hurt and withdrew from the fight. The 25-0 Nurmagomedov looks to keep his undefeated record intact, while Holloway, who has won 12 in a row, looks to become one of only five UFC champions to hold belts in two weight classes.

FOX Sports begins its UFC 223 coverage with UFC TONIGHT on FS2 and FOX Sports GO Wednesday, April 4 (8:00 PM ET), where hosts UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and guest host Bisping preview the evening’s fights and interview headliners. The UFC 223 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place Friday, April 6 (6:00 PM ET) on FS2 and FOX Sports GO with host Bryant and analysts Bisping and Evans discussing the fighters as they weigh-in. Olivi interviews fighters onsite in Brooklyn.

Saturday’s programming begins with the UFC 223 PREFIGHT SHOW on FS1 and FOX Sports GO (7:00 PM ET) as Bryant, Evans and Bisping break down the evening’s match-ups, while Olivi adds reports.

The two-hour UFC 223 PRELIMS continue on FS1, FOX Sports GO and FOX Deportes at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. No. 4-ranked strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) faces No. 8 Felice Herrig (14-6). No. 3-ranked flyweight Ray Borg (11-3) and No. 7 Brandon Moreno (14-4) tangle, while veteran Joe Lauzon (27-15) and Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3) square off at 155 pounds. Plus, No. 14-ranked lightweight Evan Dunham (18-6-1) and Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-2) open the PRELIMS with an exciting bout. The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC 223 POSTFIGHT SHOW, with winner’s interviews and fight analysis.

Leading up to their fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and the FOX UFC social pages. All programs are on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NET*
Wednesday,

April 4

8:00 PM UFC TONIGHT FS2
Friday,

April 6

6:00 PM FS1 UFC 223 WEIGH-IN SHOW FS2
Saturday,

April 7

7:00 PM FS1 UFC 223 PREFIGHT SHOW FS1
Saturday,

April 7

8:00 PM FS1 UFC 223 PRELIMS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Saturday,

April 7

1:00 AM FS1 UFC 223 POSTFIGHT SHOW FS1

*All programs also available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83.