NASCAR plays TV musical chairs with NFL in some markets

PrintIt seems to have become somewhat of a tradition for NFL preseason games to preempt the Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on several ABC affiliates throughout the country. Saturday night’s race from Bristol is no exception, but there are other options when it comes to watching the race.

This year, ESPN lists 15 markets in which location of the race on television will be affected by the NFL coverage. They are as follows:

Austin, Texas race telecast on digital cable: Time Warner channels 811 and 1240, Suddenlink channel 721, AT&T Channel 3024.

Charlotte, N.C. race telecast on WAXN TV64. Available on Time Warner channel 1230, Charter channel 703, Compas channel 16, Comporium channel 110. WSOC-TV will join race in progress after football game ends.

Casper, Wyo. only available to satellite TV subscribers

Cheyenne, Wyo. only available to satellite TV subscribers

Duluth, Minn. race telecast on digital cable: Charter channel 398, Mediacom channel 113.

Harrisburg, Pa. race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 246, Verizon channel 461, Blue Ridge Cable channel 152, Kuhn channel 67, Nittany Media 228.

Houston, Tex. race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channels 315 and 685.

Louisville, Ky. race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 432, Time Warner channel 207.

Nashville, Tenn. race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 245, Charter channel 136.

St. Joseph, Mo. only available to satellite TV subscribers

San Antonio, Tex. only available to satellite TV subscribers

Sioux Falls, S.D. race telecast on digital cable: Mid-Continent channels 596 and 614. (Also DISH channel 36).

Tulsa, Okla. race telecast on digital cable: Cox channel 131.

Washington, D.C. race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 205, Cox channel 806, Verizon FiOS channel 467.

Weslaco, Tex. race telecast on digital cable: Time Warner channel 877.

The NASCAR Countdown pre-race coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET, with the race scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. In Milwaukee, Little Rock, Ark.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Fort Smith, Ark.; and Tyler, Texas, though, the pre-race show will not air. Instead, affiliates in those markets will air local news broadcasts and join the NASCAR broadcast in time for the race at 7:30 p.m.

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