Thursday, August 23, 2012
Updated: August 25, 2:32 PM ET
NASCAR race moved in 6 markets
Six markets will see Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway on alternate channels, due to NFL preseason games.
Race coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NASCAR Countdown on ABC. The race is scheduled to begin at 7:48 p.m. ET.
In Buffalo, Tulsa (Okla.), Weslaco (Texas), and Quincy (Ill.), the race will be shown on ESPN (DirecTV channel 210 and DISH channel 145).
In Detroit, ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV will show the race telecast to its digital tier 2 channel ("Live Well Detroit") and then join the race in progress when the Detroit Lions preseason game ends. The race will air on channel 7.2 on digital over-the-air. On cable in the Detroit area, it will be channel 437 on Charter, 297 on Comcast and 127 on Bright House.
In Rochester, N.Y., ABC affiliate WHAM-TV will move the race telecast to its digital tier 2 channel (also the CW affiliate). It will be on channel 13.2 on digital over-the-air and. On Time Warner cable it's channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD).
In addition, ABC affiliates in Little Rock (Ark.), Corpus Christi (Texas), and Omaha (Neb.) will pre-empt NASCAR Countdown for local news but will join the ABC telecast at 7:30 p.m.
In the four markets where the race will be on ESPN, the race will be on DirecTV channel 210, and DISH channel 145.
The WXYZ-TV Detroit digital tier 2 channel is called "Live Well Detroit" and is on channel 7.2 on digital over-the-air, and on cable in the Detroit area it's 437 on Charter, 297 on Comcast and 127 on Bright House.
The WHAM-TV Rochester digital tier 2 channel is also the CW affiliate. It's channel 13.2 on digital over-the-air and on Time Warner cable it's channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD).