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For anyone asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” The answer is in the name of the breed.

The Cup Series is at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race, the third race of the 2021 playoffs in the series. The 500-lap, 266.5-mile race is scheduled for a Saturday evening start.

NASCAR hosted the majority of its 2021 Cup Series regular season races during the day; Saturday’s race is the third consecutive nighttime event at the start of the playoffs.

Below is everything you need to know about the schedule for the Bass Pro Shops Night race, the third and final round of the round of 16, in Bristol:

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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.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Direct: NBCSports.com | 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.

NASCAR Live Stream for the Bristol Race

Anyone with a cable or satellite subscription can live stream Saturday’s NASCAR race in Bristol through NBCSports.com 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