For those who are asking “What time is today’s NASCAR race?” the answer is slightly different than usual for this week’s race.
A later start time is planned for Sunday’s race, but the green flag may wave well after it because rain threatens to delay the start.
In other words, NASCAR fans may be treated to a Bristol night race in late March.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Date: 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 scheduled to wave at 4 p.m. ET, but that start time might be optimistic because of the weather.
Rain is in the forecast for much of Sunday in Bristol, Tenn. 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 weather service puts the chance of rain at 90 percent.
Heavy rain would make the Bristol dirt track unraceable a second day in a row. NASCAR canceled qualifying heat races for the Cup and Truck series and postponed the Truck Series main race Saturday because of inclement weather.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
Fox will air Sunday’s race, the seventh of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season. Fox and Fox Sports 1 are scheduled to air NASCAR Cup Series races during the first four months of the Cup Series schedule, through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining races in 2021, including the playoffs.
As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race with the assistance of analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.
NASCAR live stream for Bristol race
Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are seven OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that carry 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.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule
Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season
|March 28||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 10||Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500||Martinsville Speedway||7:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 18||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|April 25||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|May 2||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Kansas||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 9||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Darlington||Darlington Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 16||Drydene 400||Dover International Speedway||2 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 23||NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTA||Circuit of the Americas||2:30 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 30||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||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|
|July 4||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Road America||Road America||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 11||Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|July 18||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Aug. 8||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 15||Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||1 p.m.||NBC||IMS|
|Aug. 22||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 28||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16
|Sept. 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
|Sept. 26||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Oct. 3||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8
|Oct. 17||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 24||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|