IRWIN Tools Night Race to be Preempted in Select Markets

by August 23, 2014

Photo credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images

While the IRWIN Tools Night Race is scheduled to be aired across the nation live on ABC tonight, 15 major television markets will be unable to view the race as their local affiliate will opt to air other programming.

With the NFL preseason in full swing, several ABC affiliates have elected to air one of seven football games in place of tonight’s Sprint Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Some of these markets are large NASCAR markets such as Charlotte, Louisville, and Nashville.

Telvision coverage of the IRWIN Tools Night Race is set to begin with NASCAR Countdown at 7:00 p.m ET with the green flag set to drop at 7:43 p.m ET.

The following is a list of the markets where coverage of tonight’s race will be preempted and where live television coverage of the race can be found.

 

Austin, Texas. — race telecast on digital cable: Time Warner channels 811 and 1240, Suddenlink channel 721, AT&T Channel 3024.

Charlotte, N.C. — race telecast on WAXN TV64. Available on Time Warner channel 1230, Charter channel 703, Compas channel 16, Comporium channel 110. WSOC-TV will join race in progress after football game ends.

Casper, Wyo. — only available to satellite TV subscribers.

Cheyenne, Wyo. — only available to satellite TV subscribers.

Duluth, Minn. — race telecast on digital cable: Charter channel 398, Mediacom channel 113.

Harrisburg, Pa. — race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 246, Verizon channel 461, Blue Ridge Cable channel 152, Kuhn channel 67, Nittany Media 228.

Houston — race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channels 315 and 685.

Louisville, Ky. —  race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 432, Time Warner channel 207.

Nashville, Tenn. – race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 245, Charter channel 136.

St. Joseph, Mo. – only available to satellite TV subscribers

San Antonio, Tex. – only available to satellite TV subscribers

Sioux Falls, S.D. – race telecast on digital cable: Mid-Continent channels 596 and 614. (Also DISH channel 36).

Tulsa, Okla. – race telecast on digital cable: Cox channel 131.

Washington, D.C. – race telecast on digital cable: Comcast channel 205, Cox channel 806, Verizon FiOS channel 467.

Weslaco, Tex. – race telecast on digital cable: Time Warner channel 877.