How to Watch NASCAR Without Cable TV (2018 Update)




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NASCAR is back, and it is easier than ever to watch without paying for overpriced cable TV. In the past becoming a cord cutter meant missing out on NASCAR. Now you can watch every single race without agreeing to a 2-year contract.

The following is our guide to watching NASCAR as a cord cutter.


Many of the biggest races every year are 100% free on FOX and NBC. A good antenna will give you these races without the need to pay for anything.

Not sure what antenna you should get for FOX and NBC? Check out Type in your address to see what kind of antenna you will need.

If you can’t get FOX or NBC for free, check out Sling TV, PlayStation VueYouTube TV, Fubo TV, or DIRECTV NOW to see if they offer them in your area.


Just 2 years ago you would have had no way to watch races on FS1 & NBCSN without cable. Now you have several great options. Here is a quick rundown of a few options to get FS1 and NBCSN.

The Least Expensive Way

Sling TV is by far the cheapest way to access FS1 and NBCSN. For just $25 a month, you can get both of them and over 40 other channels including FOX and NBC local channels in some markets.

Sling TV offers a 7-day free trial allowing you to test it out.


If you already have Hulu’s on-demand service you may want to look into their live TV service. Not only does Hulu offer FS1 and NBCSN but they also have the most locals streaming of any service out there.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue also offers FS1 and NBCSN for $40 a month.

PlayStation Vue offers a 5-day free trial to test it out before you pay.

Fubo TV

For $44.99 a month (After $19.99 for the first month.) you can get 45+ channels including FS1 and NBCSN. fuboTV also has a growing list of FOX and NBC affiliates streaming live.

Fubo TV offers a 7 day free trial. 

YouTube TV

If you are fortunate enough to live in one of the markets that offer YouTube TV, you will get your local FOX and NBC station along with FS1 & NBCSN for just $35 a month. (Hurry the price is going up to $40 in March 2018.)

YouTube TV offers a 7-day free trial.


DIRECTV NOW is one more option that also offers local channels, but to get NBCSN you will need to sign up for the $50 a month package. The good news is if you have AT&T Unlimited you can get a $15 credit off your DIRECTV NOW bill.

DIRECTV NOW offers a 7-day free trial.

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