The beginning time for Saturday’s NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway marks the third of 5 consecutive evening races for the Cup Sequence. The Federated Auto Elements 400 additionally marks the second of 10 NASCAR playoff races that may crown a 2020 champion.
Amazingly, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Sequence schedule is again on observe as initially constructed regardless of a two-month lengthy hiatus within the spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That schedule continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on the zero.75-mile oval in Richmond, Va.
Saturday evening’s NASCAR race is definitely the primary at this observe in 2020 although it was initially scheduled to be the second. because the lone Darlington race for the season. The spring Richmond race that was initially scheduled for April 19 was postponed due to the virus, and NASCAR ultimately moved the race to Darlington Raceway.
Under is all you want to know in regards to the schedule for Saturday evening’s NASCAR race at Richmond and past.
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What time does the NASCAR race begin in the present day?
Race: Federated Auto Elements 400 at Richmond RacewayDate: Saturday, Sept. 12 Begin time: 7:30 p.m. ET
The inexperienced flag for Saturday evening’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Richmond will wave shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET, assuming there are not any rain delays as there have been so typically since NASCAR returned to stay racing in Could.
The 7:30 p.m. ET begin time will make mid-race changes key for race groups, even at a brief observe (zero.75 miles) like Richmond. The observe will probably be scorching and slick at first of the race and get cooler and sooner because the evening progresses. And Richmond Raceway is notoriously powerful on tires and brakes.
Richmond Raceway clearly has lights, so a climate delay may push the race into the late hours of Saturday and early hours of Sunday. The race is scheduled for 400 laps (300 miles) and wishes to succeed in the midway level to be thought of official within the occasion of climate points.
What channel is NASCAR on in the present day?
NASCAR is again on schedule even after its two-month hiatus amid COVID-19 within the spring, so Saturday evening’s race at Richmond will nonetheless be proven on NBCSN as initially scheduled.
Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Sequence races NBC was scheduled to broadcast in 2020, 12 have been slated to be proven on NBCSN with the opposite eight on NBC’s flagship cable community. 5 of the final six races of the season will probably be proven on NBC.
As for Saturday evening’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Richmond on NBCSN, the community has a channel finder function for viewers to seek out the TV channel choices of their areas.
As is the case for all of the Cup Sequence races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will name Saturday evening’s race at Richmond with the help of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.
NASCAR stay stream for Richmond race
Anyone who has a cable or satellite tv for pc subscription can stream Saturday evening’s NASCAR race at Richmond stay through NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports activities app. This must be the popular route for a viewer who has such a subscription however is not in a position to get in entrance of his or her TV.
For individuals who haven’t got a cable or satellite tv for pc subscription, there are 5 OTT TV streaming choices that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the 5, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV supply free trial choices.
Under are hyperlinks to every.
NASCAR schedule 2020
NASCAR stays dedicated to working 36 races this season, 4 of which have been accomplished earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports activities world.
Regardless of so many adjustments to the regular-season schedule, NASCAR is retaining its 10 playoff races within the fall intact and at their authentic tracks. Under is that playoff schedule.
Solar., Sept. 6
6 p.m. ET
Sat., Sept. 12
7:30 p.m. ET
Sat., Sept. 19
7:30 p.m. ET
Solar, Sept. 27
7 p.m. ET
Solar., Oct. four
2 p.m. ET
Solar., Oct. 11
2:30 p.m. ET
Solar., Oct. 18
2:30 p.m. ET
Solar., Oct. 25
three p.m. ET
Solar. Nov. 1
2 p.m. ET
Solar. Nov. eight
three p.m. ET
As for the common season, a beforehand unscheduled Darlington race ran on Could 17 as a substitute of the the Chicagoland race that was initially scheduled for June 21. One other Darlington race ran on Could 20 as a substitute of the postponed Richmond race that was initially scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on Could 27 ran as a substitute of the Sonoma race that was initially scheduled for June 14.
The Pocono doubleheader remained as beforehand scheduled for the ultimate weekend of June, with the Cup Sequence racing on back-to-back days. These races have been introduced on Fox (and FS1) reasonably than on NBC. Fox’s closed its protection this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15.
Beforehand postponed races at Dover and Michigan turned a part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at these respective tracks in August.
As a result of New York required folks to quarantine for 14 days after touring from one of many states impacted closely by COVID-19 (together with North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona street course. In response to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races however was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s workplace.
The Aug. 16 race was the NASCAR Cup Sequence’ first on the street course at Daytona.