For those who are asking “What channel is today’s NASCAR race on?” the answer is different than the response that has been given in the first seven weeks of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 campaign.
The TV channel for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup race is Fox Sports 1, or FS1 for short. The network will air the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway. The Martinsville race is the eighth race of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season, and it is the first race to be shown on FS1 this year.
Saturday’s race will start at a different time than usual, as well: The green flag for the first night race of the season is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. ET.
Below is how to watch Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race, including the TV channel and live stream options:
What channel is NASCAR on today?
FS1 will air Saturday’s race, the eighth of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season. Fox and FS1 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 with 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.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Date: Saturday, April 10
- Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET (TV time)
The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. ET.
There is an excellent chance the race will not start on time, however. The National Weather Service forecast for Martinsville, Va., on Saturday calls for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and night. There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation, according to the forecast. The high temperature Saturday will be in the mid-70s while the low temperature will be near 60.
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
|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|