For those who are asking “What time is today’s NASCAR race?” the answer is slightly different than usual for this week’s race.
A later start time is planned for Sunday’s race, but the green flag may wave well after it because rain threatens to delay the start.
In other words, NASCAR fans may be treated to a Bristol night race in late March.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol.
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 wave 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 a second day in a row. NASCAR canceled qualifying heat races for the Cup and Truck series and postponed the Truck Series main race Saturday because of inclement weather.
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.
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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