How to Watch the NASCAR Live Stream

Catch the most exciting races wherever you are

NASCAR racing resumed its 2020 season on May 17 with seven races in 10 days. Fans were allowed back in the stands in mid-June at select tracks. For those not ready to venture out, streaming is the best way to catch the action if you don't have standard cable TV.

Here's how to watch any NASCAR stream you want on your computer, phone, or even your television if you have the right equipment.

Short on funds? Scroll to the end for free viewing options.

Where Is the Best Place to Stream NASCAR?

The broadcast rights for NASCAR are owned jointly by Fox and NBC in the United States, with races airing on Fox, NBC, and various cable channels. You can watch a lot for free if you have a television antenna and local Fox and NBC stations. You'll need a subscription to a cable, satellite, or television streaming service if you want access to everything.

Here are some of the most popular NASCAR series and where to stream them. Note that :

  • NASCAR Cup Series: It starts on Fox with the first 16 races and ends on NBC with the final 20; all are available for live streaming. Some individual races air and stream via FS1.
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series: The first 14 races air on FS1, and the final 19 will air on a mix of NBC and NBCSN. Every race is available for live streaming.
  • NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series: Exclusive broadcasting rights belong to Fox.
  • NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West: Exclusively broadcast and streamed via NBCSN.
  • NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: Exclusively broadcast and streamed via NBCSN.
  • NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series: Exclusively broadcast and streamed via NBCSN.

For more information, check out the full NASCAR schedule.

NASCAR Live Stream on Fox and FS1

Fox offers live streams of your local Fox station, FS1, and other Fox-owned channels through their website, but you can only use this method if you have an active cable or satellite subscription. If you have a subscription, or you can borrow login credentials from a friend or family member, this is an easy way to live stream much of the NASCAR season.

Here's how to stream NASCAR through Fox.com:

  1. Navigate to Fox.com.

  2. Select TV Provider Sign In in the upper right corner.

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  3. Select your television provider.

    A screenshot of the Fox tv provider selection page.

    If you don't see your provider, select See All Providers. Some providers don't work with Fox, but most do.

  4. If prompted, enter your cable or satellite login credentials, then select Continue.

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  5. Select Live TV & Schedule.

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  6. Select the NASCAR race you want to stream.

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    NASCAR races are listed in the local Fox channel row or the FS1 row. If you don't see any, return to this page when one is on the air.

NASCAR Live Streams on NBC and NBCSN

NBC co-owns the NASCAR broadcasting rights with Fox, so there are many races on your local NBC station and NBCSN. NBC provides access to many of its cable channels through its website, just like Fox, but that doesn't include NBCSN. That means the methods for watching NASCAR live streams on NBC and NBCSN are slightly different.

Here's how to watch NASCAR live streams on NBC:

  1. Navigate to nbc.com.

  2. Select Live.

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  3. Select your provider, then provide login details if required.

    A screenshot of the NBC.com provider selection menu.
  4. Select the NASCAR race to watch a live stream.

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    If you don't see a NASCAR race, return to this page when a NASCAR race is live.

How to Watch NASCAR Live on NBCSN

NBCSport Network also has live streams of current NASCAR races. You can stream directly from the website using these instructions.

  1. Navigate to NBCSports.com, locate a NASCAR event, then select it.

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  2. If your cable or satellite provider doesn't authenticate automatically, select CONTINUE.

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  3. Select your television provider, then enter your login details if prompted.

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  4. If the NASCAR event is live, it will play automatically. Otherwise, return when it's live and select the Play button to stream it.

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Television Streaming Services That Include NASCAR

If you don't have a cable or satellite subscription, you can still stream every NASCAR series through a television streaming service that includes Fox, NBC, FS1, and NBCSN.

These services work a lot like cable and satellite television, in that they allow you to watch live TV, but you stream the live channels over a high-speed internet connection. You can use these services with your computer, laptop, phone, tablet, or on your television with a Roku or other streaming device.

The key is to look for a service that carries your local Fox and NBC stations in addition to national FS1 and NBCSN channels.

Here are the best options for streaming NASCAR:

  • Hulu with Live TV: This service provides the most extensive access to NBC, most areas also have Fox. It also includes both NBCSN and FS1. If NBC or Fox isn't available in your area, try a different service.
  • YouTube TV: NBC is available in most major markets, and a lot of smaller markets, though this service. Fox is also widely available, as are NBCSN and FS1.

How to Watch NASCAR Live Streams for Free

If you want to stream a specific race or series, and can't access it through any of the methods outlined above due to geographic limitations, you may want to try a virtual private network (VPN). With a VPN, you can trick services into thinking you're in a different location where the race you want to watch is available.

Ace Stream

If that doesn't work, Ace Stream is an alternative streaming method that may be worth checking out. This method lets you watch unofficial streams that are effectively re-streamed by other NASCAR fans for free.

To stream NASCAR through Ace Stream, you first have to install the Ace Stream player. You then need to locate an Ace Stream NASCAR content ID. These content IDs tell Ace Player where to find an unofficial stream of the race you're trying to watch

The easiest way to find content IDs is to search in online forums like Reddit. If you can't find a content ID, the next best option is to use a search engine.

For example, to locate a stream of the NASCAR All-Star Open, you would search for "NASCAR All-Star Open content ID." These IDs are not available until shortly before the race, so you typically won't be able to find them ahead of time.

Free Online Sports Websites That Stream NASCAR

If you've come up dry with all of the other NASCAR streaming options, the last resort is to check out websites that aggregate links to unofficial NASCAR streams. These sites usually rely on intrusive and misleading ads, so make sure to have an ad blocker and good antivirus software installed before you visit.

Here are some sites that usually provide access to free NASCAR streams:

  • Stream2Watch
  • FromHot
  • Bosscast
  • Cricfree