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What channel is NASCAR on today? Television schedule, Martinsville playoff race start time



For anyone wondering “What channel is the NASCAR race on today?” the answer is that it will be on air television.

The Series Cup is at Martinsville Speedway this weekend for the Xfinity 500, the final race in Round of 8 and the ninth race in the 2021 playoffs. The 500-lap, 263-mile event on the 0.526 short track Miles from Martinsville will decide the field for the Championship 4 race the following weekend. The race will be broadcast on a broadcast network.

The NBC family of networks is broadcasting all 10 NASCAR Cup Series playoff races, with the schedule evenly split between cable and broadcast.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s playoff race schedule, including TV coverage and start time:

PLUS: Watch today’s NASCAR race live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • Television channel: NBC (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Live broadcast: NBC Sports.com | NBC Sports App | Peacock | fuboTV7-day free trial)
  • Radio: MRN

NBC programming will begin at 1:30 pm ET with the pre-race show “Countdown to Green” hosted by Marty Snider with Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Coverage of the race will begin at 2 pm Rick Allen will have the play-by-play call, while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Snider, Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman and Dillon Welch will be the pit reporters. Rutledge Wood will provide coverage as a specialized reporter.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Xfinity 500
  • Date: Sunday October 31
  • Weather: 2 pm ET (TV time)
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The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at the 0.526-mile short track at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to fall at 2:12 p.m. ET Sunday. The track has lights so the race can end after sunset if there is a delay.

MARTINSVILLE LINEUP: Starting order, pole unranked

Weather conditions must guarantee a punctual start. the National Weather Service forecast for Ridgeway, Virginia., where Martinsville Speedway is located, is for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature approaching 65 degrees. However, winds could reach gusts of up to 20 mph.

NASCAR Live Stream for Martinsville Race

Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race at Martinsville live via NBCSports.com wave NBC Sports app.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that broadcast NBC: AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, and YouTubeTV.

Below are the links to each:

NBC is televising the race, so it can also be broadcast on the premium network service, Peacock.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville, the final race in Round of 8.

Round of 16 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
31 October Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 pm NBC, TSN5 MRN

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Championship 4

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
November 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix race track 3 pm NBC MRN

MORE: NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Explained

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