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What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday — or in this case, Saturday — when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.

As for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, the Cup Series’ second of two visits to the track this year and the second race of the 2019 playoffs, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Richmond is 7:30 p.m. ET.

The 7:30 p.m. ET start time for the Richmond race is the fifth such start time for the Cup Series this season and the last night race of the year. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the 10th time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.

MORE: Watch the Richmond race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

Saturday night’s race at Richmond, which will consist of three stages (100 laps, 100 laps and 200 laps), is the 29th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (28th when not counting the All-Star Race). There are nine races left this season and two races before the first cut-off of the playoffs.

Richmond Raceway is a 0.75-mile oval that features 14-degree banking in the turns, eight-degree banking along the frontstretch and two-degree banking along the backstretch. This is the second season the NASCAR Cup Series playoff’s second race has been held at Richmond.

Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Saturday night’s NASCAR race at Richmond.

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Richmond race

Race: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBCSN
Live stream: fuboTV

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Sunday’s 400-lap race at Richmond will be the 10th of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.

In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Saturday night’s race at Richmond is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.

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Among active drivers, Kyle Busch has the most wins at Richmond with six. That’s good news for the driver who fell to fourth in the playoff standings after last week’s struggles at Las Vegas.

Busch swept both Richmond races last year and is coming off an eighth-place finish at the track in April. Since 2005, he also has a series-best 17 top-five finishes in 28 starts at Richmond. More good news for Busch: The 15 bonus points he earned for winning the 2019 regular-season title carry over to the next playoff round.

“It’s kind of an insurance policy,” Busch said this week of thosep points. “We all pay for insurance to hopefully never have to use it, but it’s there just in case.

“For us, we’ve done a great job of being able to build those points up throughout the regular season and it’s nice to be able to have that point structure in place to kind of give you the opportunity to have your early season success help you through the postseason. I think it’s the most-fair structure that we’ve had through the Playoff era.”

MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule

Joining Busch among the favorites at Richmond is Kevin Harvick, who boasts the highest rating at the track among active drivers and has won two of the last five races in 2019.

“I think the back-up plan is to survive and advance, but we want to win,” Harvick said. “We want to be racing for the lead and trying to win stages and be aggressive. I think being aggressive is just going to bite you less than kind of being passive and just trying to mediocre your way into the next round by looking at points.”

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