Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race to air on alternate channels in seven markets

The green flag for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol is scheduled for 7:44p.m. eastern Saturday night. (Getty Images)
The green flag for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol is scheduled for 7:44p.m. eastern Saturday night. (Getty Images)
The green flag for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol is scheduled for 7:44p.m. eastern Saturday night. (Getty Images)

This Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway will air on alternate channels in seven markets around the country thanks to the NFL.

ABC affiliates in the seven markets will be airing NFL preseason games Saturday night rather than the NASCAR race but with the alternate channels in each market, the race telecast will still be available nationwide according to a press release issued by NASCAR Wednesday.  ABC’s coverage begins with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 7:44 p.m. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.