Olympics will force some NASCAR coverage off NBC/NBC Sports

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Olympics will force some NASCAR coverage off NBC/NBC Sports
Lee Spencer
By: Lee Spencer
Jan 26, 2016, 1:12 PM

NASCAR is expected to announce the starting times and broadcast networks for the 2016 races for the top three tours on Tuesday.

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The biggest change from a network perspective comes in August as NBC’s focus turns to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro which runs August 5-21

The Watkins Glen Sprint Cup race (Aug. 7) will be hosted on the USA Network while CNBC will air the Xfinity Series event on Aug. 6. The following weekend, the Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio and the Bristol NXS race (Aug. 19) can be found on USA Networks.

Despite the changes, 18 Cup races — including the-season opening Daytona 500 as well as the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway — will air on FOX or NBC. FOX will also televise Daytona 500 pole day (Feb. 14) and qualifying for the Cup race at Talladega (April 30). 

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