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



For anyone wondering “What channel is the NASCAR race on today?” the answer can be found in the cable listings.

The channel for Saturday’s Cup Series playoff race, Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders, is NBCSN. The NBC family of networks is broadcasting all remaining Cup Series races in 2021, and NBCSN is showing Saturday’s race, the second race in the Round of 16, from Richmond Raceway.

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

NBC and NBCSN will split the broadcasts of the 10 playoff races evenly until the season-ending Championship 4 race in November.

Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s race schedule at Richmond, including TV coverage and start time.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

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

NBCSN programming will begin at 6:30 pm with the pre-race show “Countdown to Green,” followed by coverage of the race beginning at 7:30 pm ET.

Rick Allen will handle play-by-play tasks, while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis. Earnhardt’s turn at the booth will cap off a marathon Saturday for him. He is scheduled to drive in the Xfinity Series race at Richmond on Saturday afternoon. Earnhardt drives in one NASCAR race per year. He will be racing in the No. 8 JR Motorsports car.

Marty Snider, Parker Kligerman and Dillon Welch will be the pit reporters.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Federated Auto Parts 400 Greetings to First Responders
  • Date: Saturday September 11
  • Weather: 7:30 pm ET (TV time)

The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway’s 0.75-mile D-shaped oval is scheduled to fall at 7:45 pm ET.

RICHMOND LINEUP: Starting order, pole unranked

The weather is not expected to be a concern. the National Weather Service forecast for Richmond, Virginia.It requires clear skies, light winds and the temperature drop to 60 degrees on Saturday night, after a sunny afternoon with a high temperature in the 80s.

NASCAR Live Stream for Richmond Race

Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can stream Saturday’s NASCAR race at Richmond 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 both broadcast NBC and NBCSN: AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, and YouTubeTV.

Below are the links to each:

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, beginning with the salute of the 400 federated auto parts to the first responders on Saturday at Richmond, the second race in the round of 16.

Round of 16 of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
11 of September Federated Auto Parts 400 Greetings to First Responders Richmond race track 7:30 pm NBCSN MRN
September 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Run Bristol racetrack 7:30 pm NBCSN PRN

Round of 12 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
September 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Expressway 7 pm NBCSN PRN
October 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 pm NBC MRN
October 10th Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Circuit 2 pm NBC PRN

Round of 16 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
October the 17th Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas race track 2 pm NBC PRN
October 24th Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas speedway 3 pm NBCSN MRN
31 October Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 pm NBC 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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