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What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV program, channel for Bristol dirt race

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For those wondering “What time is NASCAR racing today?” the answer is slightly different from the usual one for this week’s race.

A later start time is scheduled for Sunday’s race, but the green flag may well wave afterwards as the rain threatens to delay the start.

In other words, NASCAR fans may qualify for a Bristol Night Race at the end of March.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race in Bristol.

AFTER: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7 day free trial)

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Dated: Sunday March 28
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is expected to be waved at 4 p.m. ET, but that start time could be optimistic due to the weather.

Rain is forecast for much of Sunday in Bristol, Tennessee. 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 meteorological service assesses the risk of rain at 90%.

Heavy rain would make the Bristol dirt road nowhere to be found for a second day in a row. NASCAR canceled qualifying races for the Cup and Truck series and postponed the main Truck Series race on Saturday due to bad weather.

AFTER: Follow the latest NASCAR Bristol weather updates

What channel is NASCAR available on today?

Fox will broadcast Sunday’s race, the seventh of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Fox and Fox Sports 1 are expected to broadcast NASCAR Cup Series races in the first four months of the Cup Series schedule, through June 13 star race in Texas. NBC and NBC Sports Network are expected to broadcast the remaining races in 2021, including the playoffs.

As with all Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race with help from analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.

NASCAR Live Stream for the Bristol Race

Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can live stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway through or the Fox Sports Go app.

For those without a cable or satellite subscription, there are seven OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that offer 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 of them.

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Calendar

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

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
March 28 Food City Dirt Race Bristol Motor Circuit 3:30 p.m. Fox PRN
April 10 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Martinsville Motor Circuit 7:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
April 18 Toyota 400 owners Richmond Raceway 3 p.m. Fox MRN
April 25 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway 14 hours Fox MRN
May 2nd Kansas NASCAR Cup Series Race Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 9 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Darlington Darlington Motor Circuit 3:30 p.m. FS1 MRN
May 16 Drydene 400 Dover International Speedway 14 hours FS1 MRN
23 May NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTA Circuit of the Americas 2:30 p.m. FS1 PRN
May 30 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Circuit 6 p.m. Fox PRN
June 6 Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 4 p.m. FS1 PRN
June 13 NASCAR All-Star Open Texas motor speedway 6 p.m. FS1 MRN
June 13 NASCAR All-Star Race Texas motor speedway 8 p.m. FS1 MRN
June 20 Ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 3:30 p.m. NBCSN MRN
June 26 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1 Pocono Raceway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
June 27 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-2 Pocono Raceway 3:30 p.m. NBCSN MRN
4th July NASCAR Cup Series Race at Road America Road America 2:30 p.m. NBC MRN
11 July Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart Atlanta Auto Circuit 3:30 p.m. NBCSN PRN
July 18 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor Circuit 3 p.m. NBCSN PRN
August 8 Go bowling at the Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
August 15th Big Machine Vodka 400 at brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 13 hours NBC IMS
22 august FireKeepers 400 Casino Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
August 28 Zero Sugar Coke 400 Daytona International Motor Circuit 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoff Round of 16

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sep 5 Cook Out Southern 500 Darlington Motor Circuit 6 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sep 11 Federated auto parts 400 Richmond Raceway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sep 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Circuit 7:30 p.m. NBCSN PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoffs Round of 16

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sep 26 South point 400 Las Vegas Auto Circuit 7 p.m. NBCSN PRN
October 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 14 hours NBC MRN
October 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course 14 hours NBC PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Playoff Round of 16

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
17 october Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas motor speedway 14 hours NBC PRN
24 october Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
October 31 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Motor Circuit 14 hours NBC MRN

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Championship 4

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
November 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

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