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

first_imgWhat 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 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, the Cup Series’ only visit to the track all season, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Kentucky is 7:30 p.m. ET. MORE: Watch the Daytona race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 7:30 p.m. ET start time is the third such start time this season (Richmond and Kansas were the others) since last week’s night race at Daytona was rained out and bumped to Sunday. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the second time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC is slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, which will consist of three stages (80 laps, 80 laps, 107 laps), is the 20th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (19th when not counting the All-Star Race). It marks the official start of the second half of the season — 18 races down, 18 to go.Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile oval that features 17-degree banking in Turns 1 and 2, 14-degree banking in Turns 3 and 4, and eight-degree backing on both stretches. The wide track is ripe for good racing with NASCAR’s current aerodynamics package.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Saturday night’s NASCAR race at Kentucky.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Kentucky raceRace: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky SpeedwayDate: Saturday, July 13Start time: 7:30 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSNLive stream: fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSaturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway will be the second 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 Kentucky is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreKentucky Speedway is still relatively new to the NASCAR Cup schedule. The series’ first race at the track was in 2011 and was won by Kyle Busch; he is one of three drivers who have dominated the field at this particular oval. Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. and Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski have won seven of the eight Cup races at Kentucky. (Matt Kenseth won in 2013.)Of course, all of those drivers are on the board with wins this season, too, and they make up three of the top five in the current Cup Series points standings.Busch and Truex each have won at Kentucky twice, and because Kenseth won in a Toyota, that means Keselowski is the only non-Toyota driver ever to win a Cup race at this track. A Chevrolet driver has never won a Cup race at Kentucky, but don’t be surprised if that changes in 2019.MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule This is the last regular-season race on a 1.5-mile oval for the Cup Series this season, and Hendrick Motorsports earned a confidence-building victory at a similar track a couple weeks ago, when Alex Bowman won at Chicagoland. Bowman also ran seventh at Charlotte and second at Kansas. Jimmie Johnson has finished eighth or better in his last four starts at 1.5-mile tracks. This team is finding speed at the right time.Of course, the three aforementioned former Kentucky winners will still be the favorites Saturday night. They have the three best driver ratings at Kentucky among those in the field. They’re followed closely by Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, who does not yet have a win this season but still sits third in points.Harvick has led the most laps this year at 1.5-mile tracks (383), and he also has the second best average finishing position at 1.5-mile tracks this season. He is among the favorites at Kentucky, too.last_img read more

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Strong team will defend European Nations title

first_img England will field a strong team to defend the men’s title at the European Nations Championship in Spain later this month, while a women’s team will challenge for only the second time. The men’s team is: James Allan of Essex, Adam Chapman of Cumbria, Marco Penge of Sussex and Ashton Turner of Lincolnshire (image © Leaderboard Photography). England won the men’s championship last year for the sixth time, when the team held off a charging Spanish side to secure a one-stroke victory. All four members of that team have since turned professional. The women’s team is: Gemma Clews of Cheshire, Sammie Giles of Cornwall and Sophie Lamb of Lancashire, who were all in the winning England team at last year’s women’s Home Internationals.  The European Nations Championship will be played at La Reserva Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain, from 24-27 February. It is contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with the best three cards each day in the men’s event, and the best two in the women’s, counting towards the team event. An individual competition runs simultaneously with the Nations Championship. The players James Allan, 21, (Chelmsford) was runner-up on the 2015 England Men’s Order of Merit, having won the West of England stroke play and tied for the Hampshire Salver. He has just represented England in the South American Amateur where he finished 20th. Adam Chapman, 20, (Carus Green) is the 2015 North of England champion and has just completed an England Golf tour of Australia where he reached the matchplay stages of the Australian and New South Wales championships. Marco Penge, 17, (Golf at Goodwood) won the 2015 England Boys’ Order of Merit having won two junior titles and the Scottish men’s stroke play championship. He was sixth in the South American Amateur. Ashton Turner, 19 (Kenwick Park) also toured Australia where he had top 20 finishes in the Master of the Amateurs and the Lake Macquarie Amateur, reached the second round of the Australian Amateur and also made the matchplay in the New South Wales Amateur. Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) had top ten finishes in last year’s English women’s amateur and the Scottish and Irish stroke play championships. She tied 20th in the European Amateur and represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy. Sammie Giles, 21, (St Mellion) is the English women’s stroke play champion, adding it to her win in the 2014 English mid-amateur. She was sixth in the English women’s amateur and won the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy. Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) was runner-up in the 2015 England Girls’ Order of Merit for 2015 and sixth on the women’s table. She was also runner-up in the ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2015 in Sweden. She was England’s leading scorer in last week’s Portuguese Amateur, finishing 21st. 3 Feb 2016 Strong team will defend European Nations title last_img read more

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