FAQ: Full guide to 2025 NASCAR media rights agreement


NASCAR announced its new media rights agreement for the NASCAR Cup Series on Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, with four best-in-class distribution partners set to deliver live Cup Series races beginning in 2025.

You can check out the full release here.

Read below for additional information, in Q-and-A format.

How long is the new media rights agreement?
It’s a seven-year deal, beginning in 2025 and running through 2031. That timeframe aligns with the previously announced NASCAR Xfinity Series rights deal — the Xfinity Series will run exclusively on The CW Network from 2025-31.

Who are the four TV partners?
FOX Sports, NBC Sports, Amazon’s Prime Video and TNT Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery.

So, there are two new partners?
Yes. Incumbents FOX Sports and NBC Sports return following the conclusion of the current 10-year agreement, which goes through the 2024 season. Prime Video and TNT Sports both join as new partners — although TNT previously had a 32-year history with NASCAR.

What is the breakdown of races?
Out of 38 total events (including the preseason Busch Light Clash and the All-Star Race), FOX Sports and NBC Sports will carry 14 races each. The FOX Sports portion kicks off the season while NBC Sports’ coverage will encompass the final 14 events of the year, including the NASCAR Playoffs and Championship race.

How many of those races are on broadcast vs. cable?
Five Cup events will air on FOX and four Cup events will air on NBC annually. The remaining events will air on FS1 and USA Network, respectively. Certain races will be simulcast on Peacock over the final NBC stretch as well.

What’s the breakdown of the remaining events?
Prime Video and TNT Sports will evenly split a series of 10 midseason races. Five races on Prime Video come after the FOX portion of the season ends, followed by five races on TNT Sports platforms.

Are any races on streaming platforms?
Yes. Prime Video is NASCAR’s first fully direct-to-consumer partner. TNT Sports will simultaneously broadcast its races live on TNT and streaming on the B/R Sports Add-On tier on Max.

What about practice and qualifying?
Prime Video and TNT Sports have the exclusive rights to practice and qualifying sessions for the entire Cup Series schedule through 2031. Prime Video will stream practice and qualifying live from the start of the season through Prime Video’s final race of the midseason series — except for The Busch Light Clash, Daytona 500 and NASCAR All-Star Race, whose practice and qualifying will remain with FOX Sports. Practice and qualifying for the remainder of the season will stream on Max and air on truTV.

What about the Craftsman Truck Series?
Live events for the entire 23-race NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season will air on FS1 through 2031.

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