What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400
NASCAR is going to keep its short-track racing going on Saturday when the Cup Series heads to Martinsville. But this time, the race will be at night.
Following last Sunday’s race at Richmond Raceway, NASCAR is heading southwest for a Saturday evening race at Martinsville Speedway.
This year, the race is going to be a little bit different. The race at “The Paperclip” will only be 400 laps as opposed to 500 as it has been in the past.
After Martin Truex Jr. came up just short in his bid for a win last weekend, he has to be feeling confident coming into Saturday. He has won each of the past two Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500s. He’ll be looking for his first win in the 2022 Cup Series season.
Here is everything you need to know about Saturday’s Cup Series race, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400, including the start time and TV channel.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Race: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400
- Date: Saturday, April 9
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, but with the ceremonies before the race, the green flag will be waved 7:58 p.m. ET.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: FS1 (U.S.) | TSN3 (Canada)
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Fox Sports will again have coverage of Saturday’s race with the broadcast of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Instead of being on Fox, however, this race will be carried by FS1.
Mike Joy will be on the call for lap-by-lap action, and he’ll be joined by analysts Clint Bowyer and Chad Knaus. Fox has been using a rotating set of analysts to replace Jeff Gordon, who is back with Hendrick Motorsports.
Those hoping to stream the race can find it on Fox Sports Go or via fuboTV, which offers a free trial. Viewers in Canada can find the race on TSN3.
NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
|April 9||Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400||Martinsville Speedway||7:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 17||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 24||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||3 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|May 1||DuraMAX Drydene 400||Dover Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 8||Cup Series race at Darlington||Darlington Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 15||Cup Series race at Kansas||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 22||NASCAR All-Star Open||Texas Motor Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 22||NASCAR All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 29||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 5||Cup Series race at WWTR||World Wide Technology Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 12||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||4 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|June 26||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||5 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 3||Kwik Trip 250||Road America||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|July 10||Quaker State 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 17||Ambetter 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 24||Cup Series race at Pocono||Pocono Raceway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|July 31||Verizon 200||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||3 p.m.||NBC||IMS Radio|
|Aug. 7||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 14||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 21||Go Bowling at the Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 27||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Race||Track||Start time||TV channel||Radio|
|Sept. 4||Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 17||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Sept. 25||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Oct. 2||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 9||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 16||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 23||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|