NASCAR Xfinity Series Coverage Gets Underway Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN

ELLENTON, Fla. – Sept. 3, 2021 NBC Sports presents the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs from Darlington Raceway this Sunday, Sept. 5, with Countdown to Green pre-race coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into the start of the Cook Out Southern 500 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NASCAR coverage from Darlington will begin Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with Countdown to Green on NBCSN, leading into Xfinity Series racing at 3:30 p.m. ET. Three races remain in the 2021 Xfinity Series regular season.

NBC Sports’ lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen will call Stage 1 and 3 of Sunday’s Cup Series race with Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte, 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and NASCAR Hall of Fame selection Dale Earnhardt Jr. Stage 2 will feature three of the most famous last names in NASCAR together in the booth, with Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett calling the action.

Saturday’s Xfinity Series broadcast will feature Allen, Letarte, Burton and NBC Sports lead Supercross analyst and five-time Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael, who raced in the NASCAR Xfinity, Truck and ARCA Series from 2008-2010. Carmichael will be a part of Sunday’s pre-race coverage, including driving the NBC Toyota car around Darlington Raceway to give viewers an idea of The Track Too Tough to Tame.