Ricky Carmichael Joins NBC Sports’ NASCAR Commentary Team This Weekend in Darlington

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

ELLENTON, FL – September 3, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – 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.

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NBC Sports Supercross analyst and five-time Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael joins the NASCAR Xfinity Series broadcast on Saturday, September 4. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Last week at Daytona, Ryan Blaney won his third Cup Series race of the year, while Justin Haley won the Xfinity Series race.


  • Play by Play: Rick Allen
  • Analysts: Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Ricky Carmichael (Saturday), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Sunday), Kyle Petty (Sunday), Dale Jarrett (Sunday)
  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Marty Snider, Parker Kligerman


Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., Sept. 4 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series NBCSN 3:00 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series racing at Darlington Raceway NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Post Race NBCSN 5:30 p.m.


NBC Sports is the official home of the 2021 NASCAR Playoffs, covering the race for the NASCAR Cup Series & NASCAR Xfinity Series championships. NBC Sports’ NASCAR programming also includes races from NASCAR’s regional touring series; annual events such as the NASCAR Awards and NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony; and original programming across NBC Sports platforms.

Ricky Carmichael – In the Booth Photo Gallery

Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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About the American Motorcyclist Association:

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Source: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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