What Channel Is The NASCAR Bristol Race On? That Depends Where You Live

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 23: Fans watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 23, 2011 in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base and is a beacon for NASCAR fans with a seating capacity of 175,000. NASCAR logs more of the 20 highest-attended sporting events in the country than any other sport and NASCAR races are televised in more than 150 countries. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Due to preseason football, not all of the ABC affiliates will air the Bristol Motor Speedway race on Saturday night. Here's how to watch if it's not on in your area.

The vast majority of the country will see Saturday night's NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway on ABC – but not everyone.

Six local ABC affiliates have chosen to air NFL preseason football instead of the race, which will require fans to make alternate arrangements.

Here's the breakdown for each of the affected markets:

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The race will air on ESPN instead of ABC.

DETROIT – The race will air on WXYZ-TV's digital tier 2 channel (the "Live Well Detroit" channel), and WXYZ will join the race in progress once the Detroit Lions game ends.

MIAMI – The race will air on ESPN instead of ABC due to hurricane coverage.

QUINCY, ILL. – The race will air on ESPN instead of ABC.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The race will air on WHAM-TV's digital tier 2 channel.

TULSA, OKLA. – The race will air on ESPN instead of ABC.

WESLACO, TEXAS – The race will air on ESPN instead of ABC.

OTHER: If you're in Little Rock, Ark., Corpus Christi, Texas or Omaha, Neb., your local ABC affiliate will pre-empt the NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 7 p.m. for local news – but it will join the ABC race telecast at 7:30 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 7:48 p.m.

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