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For all those who ask “What channel is the NASCAR race on today?” the answer is the same as that given the last two weekends.

The channel for Saturday’s Cup Series playoff race, the Bass Pro Shops Night Race, is NBCSN. The NBC family of networks is broadcasting all remaining Cup Series races in 2021, and NBCSN is broadcasting Saturday’s race – the third and final race of the Round of 16 – from Bristol Motor Speedway.

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

NBC and NBCSN will split all 10 playoff TV shows evenly throughout the Championship 4 end-of-season run in November.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about Saturday’s Bristol race schedule, including TV coverage and start time.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Direct: | NBC Sports Application | fuboTV (7 day free trial)
  • Radio: PRN

NBCSN’s programming will begin at 6:30 pm with the pre-race show “Countdown to Green” hosted by Marty Snider with analysis by Dale Jarrett and Kyle Petty. Coverage of the race will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Rick Allen will handle the play-by-play tasks for the race while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide the analysis. Snider, Dave Burns and Dillon Welch will be the pit reporters. Rutledge Wood will be a specialist journalist.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Bass Pro Shops Night Race
  • Dated: Saturday September 18
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on the 0.533-mile oval at Bristol Motor Speedway is expected to fall at 7:47 p.m. ET.

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Rain could be a factor on the night of the race. The National Weather Service’s Saturday night forecast for Bristol, Tenn., Is for showers and possible thunderstorms before 9pm. The sky will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature in the 1960s. The winds will be light. The weather service said there was a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

NASCAR Live Stream for the Bristol Race

Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can live stream Saturday’s NASCAR race in Bristol through or the NBC Sports app.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five Cable TV (OTT) streaming options that stream NBC and NBCSN – AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, and YouTubeTV.

Below are links to each:

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Calendar

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, starting with Saturday’s nighttime Bass Pro Shops race, the third and final round of the round of 16.

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Round of 16

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
September 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Circuit 7:30 p.m. NBCSN PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs, round of 12

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
September 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Auto Circuit 7:00 p.m. NBCSN PRN
October 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2:00 p.m. CNB MRN
October 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course 2:00 p.m. CNB PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoff, Round of 16

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
17 october Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Circuit 2:00 p.m. CNB PRN
24 october Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Motor Circuit 3:00 p.m. NBCSN MRN
October 31 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Motor Circuit 2:00 p.m. CNB MRN

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Championship 4

Dated Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
November 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Circuit 3:00 p.m. CNB MRN

MORE: The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Explained