What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Bristol dirt race

For those who are asking “What channel is today’s NASCAR race on?” the answer is a familiar one.

The TV channel for Sunday’s NASCAR race is Fox. The network will air the Food City Dirt Race from Bristol Motor Speedway. The Bristol race is the seventh race of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season, and Fox has been the channel for all seven races.

Sunday’s race will start later than usual, however. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 4 p.m. ET, weather permitting. Rain is in the forecast for Sunday.

Below is how to watch Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race, including the TV channel and live stream options:

What channel is NASCAR on today?

Fox will air Sunday’s race, the seventh of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season. Fox and Fox Sports 1 are scheduled to air NASCAR Cup Series races during the first four months of the Cup Series schedule, through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining races in 2021, including the playoffs.

As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race with the assistance of analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled to drop at 4 p.m. ET, but that start time might be optimistic because of the weather.

Rain is in the forecast for much of Sunday in Bristol, Tenn. The National Weather Service predicts “showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely.” Temperatures will be in the mid-60s and wind gusts could reach 25 mph. The weather service puts the chance of rain at 90 percent. Heavy rain would make the Bristol dirt track unraceable.

NASCAR live stream for Bristol race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are seven OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that carry Fox and FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV, Vidgo, AT&T Now and TVision. Of the seven, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free-trial options.

Below are links to each.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

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