With a backdrop seemingly cut from a Georgia O’Keeffe landscape, Phoenix Raceway is among the most visually stunning tracks in all of NASCAR.
It’s also among the most hectic.
At just one mile long, “The Desert Oddball” is on the shorter end of Cup Series distance scale. Low banking can make the track a little frightening, as well, particularly on warm afternoons that slicken the racing surface.
That’ll be the case for drivers at the United Rentals Work United 500 this weekend. Although a picturesque setting for a race, the baking temps and remorseless sun can prove difficult for even the most experienced of drivers.
Joey Logano made Phoenix Raceway his playground last year, outlasting his Championship 4 competitors to take home the Cup Series crown in the season finale. But even he isn’t immune to problems there, as was the case when he totaled his car in the 2018 playoffs.
Things tend to get interesting in the Valley of the Sun, and Cup Series fans await another incident-filled affair there in the spring race.
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The Sporting News fills you in on everything you need to know about this weekend’s United Rentals Work United 500, including broadcast information and start time.
What channel is the United Rentals Work United 500 on today?
- TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
- Live stream: FoxSports.com, fuboTV
This year’s United Rentals Work United 500 will be broadcast on Fox in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the race on TSN5.
Mike Joy will lead the coverage, serving as the race’s lap-by-lap announcer. He’ll be joined in the booth by former Cup Series drivers Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.
Cord-cutters can find Sunday’s race on FoxSports.com (with a cable subscription), as well as fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
What time does the United Rentals Work United 500 start today?
- Date: Sunday, March 12
- Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local time)
Sunday’s race is listed to start at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local time), but pre-race festivities will push the green flag to 3:47 p.m. ET (12:47 p.m. local time).
NASCAR schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Race (winner)||Track||Time (ET)||TV||Radio|
|Feb. 19||Daytona 500 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)||Daytona International Speedway|
|Feb. 26||Pala Casino 400 (Kyle Busch)||Auto Club Speedway|
Pennzoil 400 (William Byron)
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|March 12||United Rentals Work United 500||Phoenix Raceway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|March 19||Ambetter Health 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|March 26||EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 2||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 9||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 16||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Martinsville||Martinsville Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 23||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||3 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|April 30||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover||Dover Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 7||AdventHealth 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 14||Goodyear 400||Darlington Raceway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 21||NASCAR All-Star Open||North Wilkesboro Speedway||5 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 21||NASCAR All-Star Race||North Wilkesboro Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 28||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 4||Enjoy Illinois 300||World Wide Technology Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 11||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 25||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||7 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|July 2||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Chicago||Chicago Street Course||5:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 9||Quaker State 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 16||Crayon 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 23||M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400||Pocono Raceway||2:30 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|July 30||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Richmond||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 6||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||2:30 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 13||Verizon 200 at the Brickyard||Speedway Road Course||2:30 p.m.||NBC||IMS|
|Aug. 20||Go Bowling at the Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 26||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR schedule 2023: Playoff races
(All times Eastern)
|Sept. 3||Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 10||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 16||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Sept. 24||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400||Texas Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Oct. 1||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 8||Bank of America Roval 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 15||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 22||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
In Canada, fans can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.