NASCAR Playoffs at Bristol: How to Watch Tonight’s Race Without Cable


After Saturday night’s race, four drivers will be cut from the title chase in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Sixteen drivers qualified for postseason racing, which consists of eliminations after one more Round of 16 race at Bristol before moving on to three races each for the Round of 12 (Texas, Talladega, Charlotte) and the Round of 8 (Las Vegas, Miami, Martinsville). Four drivers will advance to compete for the title at the Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6. 

The playoffs continue on Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. The race starts Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) and will be broadcast on USA Network. Here’s how you can watch the race without cable.

NASCAR driver Chase Elliott leads the pack

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, is one of 16 drivers competing in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.


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How to watch NASCAR without cable

The NASCAR playoffs will be broadcast on NBC and USA Network. If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the race with a live TV service. The good news for race fans is that NBC and USA Network are available on each streaming service. The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries NBC in your area.

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch races broadcast on NBC for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

Hulu with Live TV costs $70 a month and includes NBC and USA Network. Click the “View channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

 

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide.

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