NASCAR: How, When to Watch Sunday’s Postponed Races

by Emily Morgan

After inclement weather postponed multiple NASCAR Cup Series races on Friday and Saturday, NASCAR announced that the races would now take place on Sunday. Here is how to watch the postponed races. 

On Sunday, Apr. 11, the day begins at 12 p.m. ET, with drivers finishing the remainder of the Cook Out 250 Xfinity Series race. Racing fans can get coverage of the race from FS1 with Adam Alexander, Ryan Blaney, and Austin Dillon in the booth. The green flag will wave at 12:06 p.m., and drivers will finish 159 of its 250 laps. 

Next up is the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Cup Series race, which began on Saturday night until the weather put a damper on the event. Drivers will start their engines at 4 p.m. ET, with a green flag waving at 4:03 p.m. Fans will get takes from Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio provide audio coverage for listeners. 

When NASCAR officials called the race on Saturday, Denny Hamlin was in the lead, with Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr., and Chase Elliott riding close behind. William Byron was in sixth place, followed by Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Larson. Drivers still have 458 laps to tackle. 

How to Watch Sunday’s Nascar Races

Those looking to catch racing coverage can turn the channel to Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The network will air the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway, which is also the first race to be shown on FS1 in 2021. If you’re without cable TV, you can check out live streaming platforms such as Fox Sports Go and FuboTV. The latter offers a free 7-day trial for users. 

Below are links to other platforms offering coverage of today’s races: 

As for the weather, NASCAR fans can take a sigh of relief as the weather should not be an issue. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for Martinsville, Va., is mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. However, the weather service predicts a “slight chance of showers before 2 p.m.” and a 20 percent chance of precipitation. 

The next race in the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season is currently set for Apr. 18 for the Toyota Owners 400. Drivers will start their engines at 3 p.m. ET at Richmond, Va. Raceway. FS1 will also be covering the event.