TORONTO (February 24, 2017) – Following the announcement of TSN’s multi-year NASCAR™ media rights extension earlier this week, Canada’s Sports Leader kicks off the 2017 NASCAR season this Sunday, Feb. 26 with the most lucrative and prestigious race on the NASCAR circuit, the 59th running of the DAYTONA 500 –one of 60+ championship events that live on TSN. Pre-race coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 before the DAYTONA 500 revs into high gear at 2 p.m. ET.
Home to the most expansive schedule of auto racing in Canada, TSN’s full NASCAR broadcast schedule is available at TSN.ca/NASCAR, and features the following slate of NASCAR coverage:
All 40 races from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
All 33 races from the NASCAR XFINITY Series
All 13 races from the NASCAR Pinty’s Series
Practice and qualifying race coverage available on TSN’s five national feeds, via TSN.ca/Live, and through the TSN GO app
“We’re thrilled to kick off another great season of NASCAR and showcase their incredible racing talent all year long,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “With the DAYTONA 500 kicking off this weekend, we’re excited to continue to deliver our exclusive coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, along with exclusive coverage of Canada’s national championship, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.”
TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Live radio coverage of the DAYTONA 500 is available on TSN 690 in Montreal and TSN 1040 in Vancouver. Live radio coverage is available across Canada for live streaming via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps.
Digital content for TSN’s NASCAR coverage is available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app, and features:
Comprehensive previews, analysis, and highlights Up-to-the-minute news, results, race recaps, and more
Photos, videos, and viral content on TSN’s official Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts
NASCAR broadcasts are available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app, and French-language coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series is available on RDS.
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.