NASCAR race at Phoenix airing on alternate channels, delayed in some markets

Phoenix International Raceway (Photo credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Phoenix International Raceway (Photo credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is being broadcast nationally by ABC but viewing will be affected in several markets due to other programming airing on local ABC affiliates.

The telecast begins with NASCAR Countdown at 3:30 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag is scheduled for 4 p.m. Allen Bestwick will call the race with analysts Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree. Pit reporters will be Dave Burns, Jamie Little and Dr. Jerry Punch.

In Des Moines, Iowa, (WOI-TV) and Jonesboro, Ark., (KAIT-TV), the stations are airing college basketball games on their main channels and the race will air on the station’s Digital Tier 2 channels.

In Asheville, N.C., (WLOS-TV) and Augusta, Ga., (WJBF-TV), the stations are airing college basketball games and will join the race telecast in progress when the games conclude.

In four markets, the ABC affiliates are airing college basketball games and will not be airing the race. The stations are WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss.; WOLO-TV in Columbia, S.C.; WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Ky.; and WOAY-TV in Beckley-Bluefield-Oak Hill, W. Va.

Local ABC affiliates make their own programming decisions. Viewers should address any feedback to their local stations.

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