What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Martinsville night race

This week’s answer to “What time is the NASCAR race today?” is completely different than the responses that were given for the first seven races of the Cup Series season.

Saturday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, will be the first night race of the 2021 campaign.

Night racing is a recent phenomenon at Martinsville. Track operators installed permanent lights in 2017 and the first Cup Series nighttime race at the facility was run last June. Martin Truex Jr. won it.  

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Saturday’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for tonight’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, is scheduled to wave at 8 p.m. ET.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races during the first four months of the Cup Series schedule, through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. FS1 will air Saturday’s race, the eighth of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season.

NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, including the playoffs.

As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 this season, Mike Joy will call the race with the assistance of analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.

NASCAR live stream for Martinsville race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Saturday night’s NASCAR race at Martinsville live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports App.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are six OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV, Vidgo and AT&T TV. Of these, 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 Saturday’s race at Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

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