NBC Sports Presents Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8, 11/5

NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series Playoffs continues this weekend with 19 hours of trackside coverage from Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas. Race coverage from "The Great American Speedway" begins Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with XFINITY Series racing, and is highlighted by Sunday's pivotal Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8 race at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Following an electrifying overtime win last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota have secured a position in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race. Going in to the second race in the Round of 8 on Sunday, Martin Truex Jr. has the most points among the remaining seven Playoff drivers. With 4117 points, Truex is 67 points ahead of the championship cutoff, followed by Brad Keselowski (4079), Kevin Harvick (4053), Jimmie Johnson (4050), Ryan Blaney (4047), Denny Hamlin (4045) and Chase Elliott (4027).

In addition to live television coverage on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of this weekend's NASCAR action.


NBC Sports Group kicks off its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series coverage from Texas Motor Speedway this Friday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with first practice. Coverage continues on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET with NASCAR America. Qualifying begins at 6 p.m. ET, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. In addition, local coverage will be available on NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Chicago Plus, and NBC Sports Northwest. Saturday's coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC with second practice, followed by final practice at 5 p.m. ET.

Sunday's race day coverage begins with Countdown to Green at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NASCAR Cup Series racing begins on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET.

Live on-site post-race coverage will follow the conclusion of Sunday's race. NBCSN wraps up coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET, with Victory Lap, NBC Sports Group's NASCAR post-race show originating from Stamford, Conn.

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