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NASCAR Cup Series Schedule: Where And When To Watch The 2022 Playoffs

Don't miss a second of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in September, right in time for the premiere of "Race For The Championship."

By Tyler McCarthy
Race for the Championship - Premieres September 1

The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs are finally upon us and the competition is as fierce as ever. So, naturally, fans don’t want to miss a second of the action. 

How to Watch

Catch up on past episodes of Race For The Championship on Peacock

After Austin Dillon secured a win in the final regular season race at Daytona International Speedway, September will mark the kickoff of the 2022 playoffs. There are a ton of talented drivers making up the 16-driver field, many of whom are featured in the upcoming USA Network series “Race For The Championship.” 

Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Tyler Reddick, Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, Chase Briscoe, Daniel Suarez, Austin Cindric, Alex Bowman and Austin Dillon are all going to be racing for the prize money and bragging rights that come with a NASCAR Cup Series championship win.

Each racer has nine more races before the big Championship race in November to rack up more points and possibly earn their place in NASCAR history as a Cup Series champ. To ensure fans don’t miss a moment of the action, we thought it might be a good idea to compile a list of the remaining NASCAR races as well as where one can watch them.

Following the conclusion of the regular season at Daytona Sunday, the playoff schedule is as follows: 

Round of 16:

  • Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway - Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. ET airing on USA Network
  • Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway - Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. ET airing on USA Network
  • Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway - Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET airing on USA Network

Round of 12:

  • Auto Trader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway - Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network
  • YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway - Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET airing on NBC
  • Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course - Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. ET airing on NBC

Round of 8:

  • South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET airing on NBC
  • Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway - Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. ET airing on NBC
  • Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway - Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. ET airing on NBC

After that, the field is whittled down to four and it all comes down to the Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona where the Championship 4 go head-to-head to win it all. That race will be broadcast at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC and will also stream on Peacock starting at 1:30 p.m. ET. 

“Race For The Championship” airs on Sept. 1 on USA Network and the championship race can be found on Peacock.