With just two races left in the regular season, NASCAR returns to New York State’s scenic track. in Richmond, Kevin Harvick bounced back for his second win of the season just a week after snapping a 65-race winless streak.

Ryan Blaney, for now it remains on the playoff bubble Martin Truex Jr sitting close to the playoffs. A win would lock up any of them, but Truex could potentially show him the way if he passes Blaney in the standings.

Christopher Buescher, as we now call him, nearly became the 16th different winner when he challenged Harvick for the lead late at Richmond. If one of the non-top 16 drivers, such as Buescher, wins at WGI or Daytona, it would put both Blaney and Truex in a must-win situation

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How to watch NASCAR in Watkins Glen

  • Race: Go bowling at the Glen
  • Date: Sunday, August 21
  • Start time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV channel: USA Network | TSN 3/5 (Canada)
  • Live streaming: Peacock, fuboTV
  • radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Watkins Glen will host both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races this weekend, marking the fifth time the Cup Series will be held at the road course this year. No active driver has more than two wins here, leading with Chase Elliott and Kyle Bush.

Kyle Larson is the reigning competition winner.

Rick Allen leads the NBC Cup Series broadcast team in the cockpit, joined by former star drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jeff Burton. Veteran crew chief Steve Letart adds his technical expertise for additional analysis.

NBC will cover all races between now and the playoffs on NBC’s main channel or the USA Network.

Here’s how and where to watch all the action on the NASCAR track this weekend:

Friday, August 19

  • (Schedule is preliminary and subject to change)
  • 6:00 PM ET – ARCA Menards Series Race (41 laps) – FOX SPORTS 1

August 20, Saturday

  • 10:05 a.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice – USA GRID
  • 10:35 a.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – USA NETWORK
  • 12:05 PM ET – NASCAR Cup Series Practice – USA GRID
  • 1:05 PM ET – NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – USA GRID
  • 3:00 PM ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Race (82 laps) – USA GRID

Sunday, August 21

  • 3:00 PM ET – NASCAR Cup Series Race (90 Laps) – USA GRID

Who is on the roster for the NASCAR Cup at Watkins Glen?

There are 39 cars on the NASCAR Cup Series entry list with three open entries and some very interesting titles. Seven different countries will be represented, a record for a cup series. This includes the former F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen2010 Le Mans 24 overall winner Mike Rockenfellerand another former Formula 1 pilot in Daniel Kvyat.

Joey Hand

What’s next on the NASCAR Cup schedule?

After Watkins-Glenn, there will be just one regular-season race before the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin at Darlington.

Date Track Network Time radio
August 27, Saturday Daytona NBC 7:00 PM ET MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 4 Darlington USA 6:00 PM Eastern Time MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 11 Kansas USA 3:00 PM ET MRN/SiriusXM
September 17, Saturday Bristol USA 7:30 PM ET PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, September 25 Texas USA 3:30 PM ET PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 2 Talladega NBC 2:00 PM Eastern Time MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 9 Charlotte Roval NBC 2:00 PM Eastern Time PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 16 Las Vegas NBC 2:30 PM ET PRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 23 Manor NBC 2:30 PM ET MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, October 30 Martinsville NBC 2:00 PM Eastern Time MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, November 6 Phoenix NBC 3:00 PM ET MRN/SiriusXM


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