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July 28, 2023

What you need to know about The CW Network, Xfinity Series partnership

A graphic depicting information on The CW Network's agreement with NASCAR to broadcast the NASCAR Xfinity Series

NASCAR and The CW Network jointly announced on Friday an agreement between the two that will make The CW Network the exclusive home to the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

You can read the full release here.

Below is some additional information on the deal and the network itself.

How long is the agreement?
It’s a seven-year deal, beginning in 2025 and running through 2031.

Where can I watch NASCAR Xfinity Series races?
For the rest of this year, still on NBC Sports and USA Network. In 2024, still on the FOX Sports and NBC Sports networks. But beginning in 2025, all 33 Xfinity Series races will air live exclusively on The CW Network and the CW App — as will the majority of practice and qualifying sessions.

Can you tell me more about CW Network?
CW Network is a major free-to-air broadcast network and one of just five major broadcast networks fully distributed available in 100% of US households (approximately 125 million homes).

What do I need to sign up for the app?
The CW App is available for free to all customers. There’s no authentication required, meaning any fan with a broadband connection can access. The app offers live streaming of all sports content airing on The CW — which includes the Xfinity Series beginning in 2025 — as well as entertainment and sports content on an on-demand basis.

Has the Xfinity Series ever had all of its race available on a free-to-air network?
No. 2025 will be the first time.

What other sports are on The CW Network?
Sports programming is a key component to The CW Network. It recently acquired ACC football and basketball rights, as well as Inside the NFL and LIV Golf.