It has become common practice for fans of NASCAR to watch races online via live streaming. It is one of the great perks of living in the modern digital age. Whether you’re simply trying to catch a Cup, Xfinity, or Truck series race on the go, or you’re ready to cut the cord on cable TV, there are plenty of options on the table. Some ways require a subscription to stream, some are free with a service provider, and there are even a few completely free options to live stream NASCAR events (if you are willing to take the risk). So, how do you watch NASCAR races online? Here are some of your best options as the NASCAR season gets underway.
Online options with paid subscriptions to a TV service provider
You are required to have a paid subscription to a TV service provider to access online live streams on the FOX Sports Go and NBC Sports apps. So, unfortunately, this isn’t an option for the cord-cutters. But It is ideal for those who do have cable/satellite and want to catch all the NASCAR action on the go. Better yet, these apps are free and online live streams are provided at no additional charge.
NASCAR live stream: Fox Sports Go
Broadcasting rights for NASCAR’s top two series, the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series, are split between FOX and NBC (and their affiliates). So, FOX Sports Go will only get you through the first half of the NASCAR season. That said, FOX does own the exclusive broadcasting rights for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, allowing you to catch the entire season in this series on the FOX Sports Go.
You can also download the free Fox Sports Go app on your favorite digital device(s) (see link at the bottom to download the app). From there, simply sign into your TV service provider, and you’re good to go! You will be granted live access to practice sessions, qualifying, all the races that coincide with the FOX and FS1 NASCAR TV schedule, and more.
NASCAR live stream: NBC Sports Live
If you are a cable subscriber, and you want to catch races online in the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series during the second half of the NASCAR season (starting June 20 at Nashville Superspeedway), you will need to turn to NBC Sports or the NBC Sports app. The app itself is free. All you need to do is download it to your favorite digital device(s) (see link at the bottom to download the app), sign into your TV service provider, and you will be able to stream live practice sessions, qualifying, all the races on the NBC and NBCSN NASCAR TV schedule and much more! NBCUniversal will reportedly move much of its sports programming to the Peacock streaming service by the end of the year, but this app should work for now.
Cable-free online streaming services
The high costs and tricky contracts associated with cable TV can be a bit much. That’s why millions have decided to cut the cord and turn to cheaper alternatives such as online streaming services. The good news is that most, if not all, of these alternatives have packages that make it possible to catch all the NASCAR action without missing a single lap, at a cost of course. All you need is a supported digital device and a reliable internet connection/mobile data plan. Here are a few of the best options for those who are ready to cut the cord on cable.
These are some ways to watch NASCAR live for free.