As if the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for 2020 had not yet experienced enough change due to the coronavirus pandemic, the date and start time for the series’ race at Bristol Motor Speedway was changed yet again — this time due to weather.
Because last week’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday, the Xfinity Series race that was scheduled for Saturday at Bristol had to be moved back to Monday “due to travel and setup challenges.” So now the start time for Monday’s Xfinity race at Bristol is 7 p.m. ET. The race will broadcast live on FS1.
MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)
Monday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol is the third since the series returned from a three-month hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic. Chase Briscoe, who won the series’ first race in its return to racing at Darlington, is the points leader heading into Monday night’s race. Briscoe will be making his fifth start at Bristol on Monday. He has two top fives in the last two races, finishing fourth and runner-up.
Below is all you need to know about Monday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol, including the TV schedule and the starting lineup.
What time does the NASCAR Xfinity race start today?
- Race: Cheddar’s 300 presented by Alsco at Bristol Motor Speedway
- Date: Monday, June 1
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET
- Green flag time: 7:15 p.m. ET
The 7 p.m. ET start time for Monday night’s Xfinity Series race was determined last week when NASCAR had to move back the Cup Series race at Charlotte.
Monday night’s race is scheduled to run 300 laps for a distance of 159.9 miles. The three stages will end on Lap 85, Lap 170 and Lap 300, respectively.
What channel is the NASCAR Xfinity race on?
- TV channel: FS1
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV
FS1’s coverage of Monday night’s Xfinity Series race will start at 6:30 p.m. ET following a special race preview edition of “NASCAR Race Hub.”
This particular Xfinity Series race will feature a unique broadcast booth, as Fox NASCAR Xfinity Series announcer Adam Alexander will be joined by Kurt and Kyle Busch as guest analysts. Alexander and the Busch brothers will call the action from the FOX Sports studios in Charlotte. Regan Smith will report from pit road at the track.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Kyle Busch said. “It will be the first time in a long time I’ve been in a booth for calling a race. Bristol is tough to call a race. For as long-winded as I am here talking about stuff, you have 15 seconds. You literally have five seconds to get it out because if you don’t, they’re already to the next lap. It’s going to be talk fast or don’t even talk at all.”
NASCAR Xfinity race lineup for Bristol
Because all NASCAR races are proceeding without practice or qualifying sessions for the near future amid the pandemic, the starting lineup for Monday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol was set by a combination of points and random draws.
Below is the lineup for the Bristol race, followed by a breakdown of the procedure NASCAR used to set it without qualifying.
|19||Ronnie Bassett Jr.|
|35||Tommy Joe Martins|
|36||Joe Graf Jr|
Here is the policy for the four random draws for the Xfinity Series races at Bristol (June 1), Atlanta (June 6), Homestead-Miami (June 13-14) and Talladega (June 20):
- Positions 1-12: The first 12 teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility using a random draw.
- Positions 13-24: The next 12 teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility using a random draw.
- Positions 25-36: The next 12 teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility using a random draw.
- Cars eligible for the race in positions 37th-40th will be assigned starting positions based on their order of eligibility.
As for the Xfinity Series doubleheader in June at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the second race (June 14) will use an inversion of the top 15 in the first race (June 13) to determine the starting lineup.
NASCAR Xfinity race at Bristol live stream
Anybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Monday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five major OTT TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each.