In this article, we will show you How to Watch NASCAR on Firestick. Although this guide is compiled with Firestick users in mind, it should also work for Fire TV Cube, Gen 3 Fire TV box, and Fire TV Edition Smart TV/soundbar users.
The biggest stock-car racing events are often hosted by NASCAR, which stands for “National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.” It is one of the only companies that sanction auto-racing events in the United States. NASCAR’s popularity has also peaked this year, attracting more than seven million viewers on Daytona 500.
However, the 2020 NASCAR schedule has seen significant revisions, just like most other sports events this year. NASCAR is allegedly trying to finish 36 races with its Cup Series reboot – albeit behind closed doors due to ensure the safety of public health.
We have prepared this guide to show Firestick users several ways to watch NASCAR on their streaming devices, with or without a cable/satellite TV connection.
Watch NASCAR on Firestick with the FOX Sports
Select NASCAR Cup Series races are officially due to be aired on FOX and Fox Sports 1 (FS1) channels. The FOX Sports app for Fire TV devices gives you access to the 24/7 live feeds of the channel, only when logged in with an active TV provider account.
FS1’s flagship NASCAR Race Hub show will also be available to watch live, as well as on-demand. The FOX Sports app even provides post-race highlights, schedule revisions, and personalized news updates to the Firestick users.
Watch NASCAR on Firestick with the NBC Sports
The National Broadcasting Company, famously known as NBC, also has broadcasting rights to select NASCAR Cup Series events in the United States, which includes the playoffs and championship this year. They will be selectively or simultaneously aired on NBC, NBC Sports, and NBCSN channels. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is also broadcasted here.
To get access to the live channels on Firestick, you will have to install the NBC Sports app and authenticate your TV provider account. It will give you access to not only live NASCAR races but also on-demand NASCAR content.
NBC’s select NASCAR races can also be accessed live or on-demand with a TrackPass subscription from NBC Sports Gold, which eliminates the need for a cable or satellite TV connection. The TrackPass subscription is priced at $4.99/month and $44.99/year. Go to nbcsports.com/gold/trackpass to grab the pass. Then you can use your NBC Sports account to log in to the NBC Sports app on Firestick.
Watch NASCAR on Firestick with Live TV Services
Certain subscription-based live TV providers offer the channels that broadcast the NASCAR races. Most of them are officially compatible with Fire TV devices as well, which frees Firestick users from paying for the regular pay-TV subscriptions. Here are some of the live TV services that allow you to watch NASCAR on Firestick:
Although fuboTV’s fubo Standard package is entry-level, you get all the channels you need to watch NASCAR on Firestick, including FOX, FS1, FS2, NBC, and NBCSN. The package will cost you $59.99 every month. It is reasonable considering that it offers up to 104 channels in select regions.
Note that the availability of the channels is subject to your current location. fuboTV is also home to dozens of additional sports events, thanks to its wide selection of channels.
In addition, fuboTV offers cloud storage for up to 30 hours of DVR with its fubo Standard package. In case it is not enough for you, then you can add the Cloud DVR Plus upgrade to your package, which will give you up to 500 hours of recording time for $9.99/month.
fuboTV also lets you share two screens at once with the entry-level package. However, you can get the $5.99 monthly Family Share feature upgrade to share your fuboTV subscription across three devices. The $64.99 monthly Family package does include both of the feature upgrades by default, so you won’t have to pay for them separately.
You can sign up for a fuboTV subscription from fubo.tv and enjoy NASCAR races on the broadcasting channels. There are no additional contracts associated with the packages, so you can cancel your subscription anytime you want.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu is an excellent alternative to fuboTV. However, it would be disrespectful to designate it as a mere replacement, since Hulu stands its ground with its broader sports coverage. With the $54.99 Hulu + Live TV monthly plan, you get access to FOX, NBC, FS1/FS2, NBCSN, and ESPN channels. In total, it has 65+ channels to offer.
It is also possible to set up DVR schedules for NASCAR races, as Hulu provides 50 hours of recording time by default. Spending an extra $9.99 per month for the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on will give you up to 200 hours of DVR, which is more than enough to record dozens of NASCAR events.
Similarly, you can upgrade from two simultaneous screens to unlimited screens on the same network with the Unlimited Screens add-on, which costs the same as the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on. Note that your subscription will still limit you to three screens on different networks.
Sling is one of the only live TV providers that offer plans at fairly reasonable prices. If your end goal is to watch NASCAR races only, then we strongly recommend you go for the Sling Blue plan, which offers FOX*, FS1, NBC, NBC Sports*, and NBCSN. It only costs $30 per month, making Sling the most affordable option for watching NASCAR on Firestick. In addition to your Firestick, Sling Blue can handle two more streams simultaneously.
The same channels are included in the Sling Orange + Blue plan, which combines Sling’s $30 plans. It will cost you $45 every month, but with more sports coverage and four simultaneous streams. Note that the cloud DVR storage you get with Sling is capped to 10 hours.
With its $64.99 membership plan, YouTube TV provides 70+ American channels, unlimited cloud DVR storage, and streaming on up to three devices at the same time. You do get FOX, NBC, FS1/FS2, NBC Sports, NBCSN, and many more sports channels, as well as premium entertainment, infotainment, news, and kids channels.
Past broadcasts of NASCAR Cup Series are available on YouTube TV on-demand. You can also keep your recordings stored on YouTube TV’s DVR library for up to nine months.
Once again, it should be noted that the channels may or may not be available in your specific region. You can verify it from tv.youtube.com by entering your zip code.
Watch NASCAR on Firestick Outside the US
Motorsports fans outside the United States won’t be able to watch NASCAR on the FOX Sports or the NBC Sports app (excluding NBC Sports Gold) without a TV provider login. However, you still can access the live TV services mentioned in this guide and pay for the required subscription using a VPN service.
These live TV services are bound to geo-restrictions because of the broadcasting exclusivities associated with partner channels. Connecting to a VPN server in the United States will also change your IP address, which will result in the change of your virtual location in turn.
It isn’t illegal to use a VPN service to bypass geo-restrictions, so you can have access to any live TV service you want and watch NASCAR on Firestick. Having said that, you will still have to pay for an active subscription.
This guide has walked you through everything you need to watch NASCAR on Firestick. If you want the best NASCAR streaming experience, then you can also log in to the FOX Sports or NBC Sports app with your fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, or YouTube TV account.