The first race in the Round of 8 features the ever popular short track action (and hot dogs) of Martinsville Speedway, and we tell you how to watch it live.
Time is running out in the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs, and only four races remain until a champion is crowned. The Big 3 of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. dominated discussion for most of the regular season, but they haven’t been quite as dominant since the postseason started, and that’s a trend that could continue in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Unless it does. Kyle Busch was the provisional pole-winner in qualifying on Saturday, putting him in excellent position to grab his first win since the opening round of the playoffs. On the other end of the spectrum, Chase Elliott, one of the hottest drivers as of late, is set to roll off 21st, the furthest back of any driver still in title contention.
That might not make a difference for Elliott, who has traditionally performed well at Martinsville. But so has Clint Bowyer, winner of the spring race at the track, who will start second on Sunday.
It should be an interesting kickoff to the Round of 8, and you’re not going to want to miss it. Here’s all the information you need to ensure that you don’t:
Date: Sunday, Oct. 28
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET, with green flag expected at approximately 2:43 p.m.
Race: First Data 500
TV Channel: NBCSN
Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. Cable subscribers can also watch on the NBC Sports app.
In case you can’t catch the race as it unfolds, be sure to bookmark FanSided.com and check back throughout the afternoon for live highlights and stage results and anything else of note that happens at Martinsville Speedway.