FOX NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway Notes, Quotes and Programming Schedule

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Live on FOX Sunday; NASCAR XFINITY SERIES & GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES Live on FS1 Friday and Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the seventh race of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES season, on Sunday, March 31 (3:00 PM ET on FOX), preceded by FS1’s live telecast of the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES (Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 PM ET) and NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES (Friday, March 29 at 9:00 PM ET).

Below are programming information, the weekend’s on-air broadcaster roster and quotes from FOX NASCAR analysts Larry McReynolds, Jamie McMurray and Regan Smith on the weekend ahead:

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
• Date/Time: Sunday, March 31 (3:00 PM ET)
• Network: FOX
• Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, Hall of Famer and four-time champ Jeff Gordon and two-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief Larry McReynolds
• Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
• Prerace: NASCAR RACEDAY (2:30-3:00 PM ET on FOX); hosted by Shannon Spake with McReynolds, Jamie McMurray and Bobby Labonte
• NASCAR RACEDAY (1:30-2:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Spake with McReynolds, McMurray and Labonte
• Charlotte studio hosts: Spake, McMurray and Labonte

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
• Date/Time: Saturday, March 30 (1:00 PM ET)
• Network: FS1
• Announcers: Adam Alexander, lead analyst Kevin Harvick and driver analyst Austin Dillon
• Pit reporters: Jamie Little and Regan Smith
• Prerace: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (12:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake and analysts Larry McReynolds and Jamie McMurray
• Charlotte studio hosts: Spake, McReynolds and McMurray

NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES
• Date/Time: Friday, March 29 (9:00 PM ET)
• Network: FS1
• Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip
• Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Alan Cavanna
• Prerace: NASCAR RACEDAY-NGOTS (8:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Kaitlyn Vincie and analysts Jeff Hammond and two-time Truck Series champion Todd Bodine

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

JAMIE MCMURRAY SAYS TEXAS WILL BE A GOOD TEST FOR WHERE TEAMS STAND WITH THE NEW AERO PACKAGE:
“When you build your cars for the West Coast swing, a lot of those are built before you even get to Daytona. So, that plan is set and you hope you made the right decision. Once you get home from the West Coast, you reevaluate, you put into your new cars what you think you missed before and all the stuff you saw on other teams’ cars. When we get to Texas, we’ll see how everyone is going to lay out. Stewart-Haas Racing has been really good at Texas, so when we get there, we’ll find out what they learned on the West Coast.”

LARRY MCREYNOLDS SAYS TEXAS WILL SHOW WHICH TEAMS HAVE WORK TO DO:
“Texas is where the rubber meets the road, because teams had Atlanta to learn the new package and then the three West Coast races after that. There are no more excuses. When we get to Texas, we’re going to know which teams are weak and which are strong, who has work to do and who is in pretty good shape.”

REGAN SMITH THINKS TEXAS IS AN IMPORTANT WEEKEND FOR THE NO. 4 TEAM AND KEVIN HARVICK:
“Rodney Childers and the No. 4 team have been working on these cars for quite some time, and they’ve had time to really implement their plan. If they’re still a third, fourth, fifth or sixth-place car at Texas, then we start to get a little worried. I realize it’s hard to understand being worried over a third or fifth-place, but maybe they become a little concerned the other organizations have stepped up a bit. This will be an important weekend.”

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


Friday, March 29
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (3:00-4:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (4:00-5:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES qualifying (5:00-6:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES final practice (6:30-7:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (7:30-8:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-NGOTS (8:30-9:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES Racing (9:00-11:30 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, March 30
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (9:00-10:00 AM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (10:00-11:00 AM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (11:00-11:30 AM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (12:30-1:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (1:00-3:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES postrace (3:30-4:00 PM) (FS1)

Sunday, March 31
NASCAR RACEDAY (1:30-2:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY (2:30-3:00 PM) (FOX)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing (3:00-7:00 PM) (FOX)