What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either Fox or FS1 for the first half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first of three road course races on the Cup Series schedule, the channel that will broadcast the race is FS1. The start time for the race at Sonoma is 3 p.m. ET, and the start time for the pre-race show on FS1 is 2:30 p.m. ET. MORE: Watch the Sonoma race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma is only the second such start time this season (Texas was the other). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to FS1 for the final time this season. As part of Fox’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, Fox was slated to show nine Cup races this year, and FS1 was scheduled to show eight, including the All-Star Race.Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which will consist of three stages (20 laps, 20 laps, 50 laps), is the 17th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (16th when not counting the All-Star Race).Sonoma Raceway, located at Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, Calif., has been reconfigured back to its original 2.52-mile configuration. For the first time in 22 years, the course will again use the “The Carousel” turn, a tight corner that leads to the track’s long straightaway and hairpin turn. So this race actually will be 226.8 miles around the hilly road coarse.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Sonoma.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Sonoma raceRace: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma RacewayDate: Sunday, June 23Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioThe Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday will be the eighth and final race of the season to be shown on FS1. NBC and NBCSN will take over as the broadcast networks for the second half of the season, starting at Chicagoland next week. That also means this race will be the last for retiring Fox broadcaster Darrell Waltrip after 19 years on the network.In addition to the TV coverage on FS1, Sunday’s race at Sonoma is available via live stream through Fox Sports Go or fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.MORE: Who will replace Waltrip in the Fox NASCAR broadcast booth?In a development that shocks nobody, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are being tabbed as two of the favorites to win Sunday’s road race at Sonoma. They are the only two-time Sonoma winners in the field, evidence of their driving skills on such a physically demanding track.”It’s different, for sure,” Busch said this week. “There are a lot of guys out there who have the road racing background, who know a heck of a lot more about road racing and technique than we do. The neat thing about road racing is just being able to have — it’s like — a vacation weekend. You just go out there and have fun and do the best you can and you’ll either do really well or you’ll do really badly, and you just go on to the next one. We don’t have a lot of testing for it and you try to pick up on it but, with respect to who you’re racing, you can expect to race a little bit of a different crowd.”I think the biggest thing you do for Sonoma is watch some film, look at things from the past few years that have worked and some things that haven’t, and look at what has made you better there. You always have to be mindful of what has made you good there and what you can improve on.”MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule As for Joey Logano, the driver who stole the NASCAR Cup Series points lead from Busch last week with his win at Michigan, the Team Penske driver has never won at Sonoma. Logano does have two top-fives and four top-10 finishes in 10 starts at this road course, but his 18 laps led (over three races) at Sonoma is his third-lowest laps led mark of any track the series currently visits. The only other tracks at which he has led fewer laps are the other road courses, Watkins Glen (nine) and the Charlotte ROVAL (zero).Also among the favorites Sunday at Sonoma are Stweart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Harvick, who won at Sonoma two years ago, has finished sixth or better in the last four consecutive races at this track. Even without a win so far this season, Harvick is only two points behind three-time race winner Brad Keselowski, who is third in the points standings.As for Bowyer, he boasts the best career average finish at Sonoma in the field (10.077), the third best mark all-time behind only Jeff Gordon (8.304) and the late Dale Earnhardt (8.583).
Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Disney’s PlanesThe WolverinePacific Rim. Rated: PG, 1 hour, 36 minutes.Movie Synopsis: From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a high-velocity comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends wit ha crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500. When: Friday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This week at the Regent Theater: “Turbo” (Movie trailer is below).Â Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 64%. Audience review: 71% approval. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments