The start time for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is a little later than it was before the event was rescheduled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The spring race at Texas is now a summer race at Texas with not only a new date and a new start time, but also a new TV network.Due to the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in March, NASCAR created a modified schedule of races for May, June and July that continues today at 3 p.m. ET at the 1.5-mile oval located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the first NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled to be shown on NBCSN this season. The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona. Scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 3 p.m. ET, Sunday’s race at Texas will feature 334 laps for a total of 501 miles.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Texas and beyond.MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, July 19 Start time: 3 p.m. ETThe green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas will wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.Sunday’s Texas race, rescheduled after it was postponed in March, was moved back to 3 p.m. ET rather than 2 p.m. ET as originally scheduled. The race is scheduled for 334 laps around the 1.5 mile oval.Texas Motor Speedway does have lights, so the later start time won’t impact NASCAR’s ability to get the race in Sunday in the event weather threatens to push it to Monday.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBCSN is the TV channel for Sunday’s race at Texas now that Fox officially has finished its portion of the broadcast schedule. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.Because of the schedule shake-up, NBC now gets two Texas races rather than just the October playoff race.As for Sunday’s race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.NASCAR live stream for Texas RaceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race at Indianapolis live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15.
There’s something very old and connected about Toyota’s newest addition to its Hybrid range. Twenty years in Ireland giving us an electric/petrol Hybrid car that looked after everything itself, now Toyota decided to give us one with a plug!There are two sides to a battery the plus side or positive and the negative side. When it comes to powering a family car with anything other than a petrol or diesel power plants people pull on the negative side to change.The new Plug- In Prius hybrid from ToyotaIt’s nearly twenty years since I first took a Toyota Prius from Kelly’s Toyota on a test drive to Dublin for the weekend loaded down with prams, cots, and wanes. Two decades on Toyota announced in January this year that they just past the 10 million mark for sales of their Toyota Hybrid which would go to prove that the positive believers in the Toyota Hybrid are winning hands down. Advertisement Getting connectedThey called it the quiet revolution in the late 40s when the ESB brought electricity to rural Ireland for the first time which transformed the lives of many.We might think we have come along way since then but when it comes to change we are slow enough to embrace it. Its hard to believe it now but people were afraid to take electricity into their homes back then. Today in a home it’s the one thing that can’t manage without.Toyota has silenced the critics of electrically powered hybrids over the years by looking after all of the charging of their Hybrid cars from within the car in that it didn’t need charging from an external power supply. This new Plug In Prius Hybrid still does all that with its 1.8 petrol engine if you want but by giving the option of a plug-in charge it makes the driver much more involved in the plan that Toyota has set out. Advertisement On Monday and Tuesday this week we were out in the New Prius Plug In. Ours came in emotional red metallic (Maroon really) but what a head turner it was.One of the the most beautiful cars that Toyota have ever produced the New Toyota Prius Plg-In Photo Brian McDaidThe Toyota Prius PHV which we drove this week courtesy of Kelly’s Toyota in Letterkenny.Photo Brian McDaidThe regular Prius Hybrid looks great but this one is drop dead gorgeous. It looks more Italian than a Japanese design with its four part headlights and sweeping grill and the rear of the car is higher giving the car a lovely wedge shape design. The last time I saw two fuel flaps on a car was on an old Jaguar XJ6. In those days they were there to look after the pure thirst of the beast.282 miles per gallon!This has two fuel flaps and in the case of the petrol fuel tank is has been filled once when it was registered back in July and a month on it has 1,090 kms on the clock and is still three-quarters full. Toyota says it can do up to 282 miles to the gallon and like you I thought that’s not possible but when you consider that I had this Prius for two days and I never heard the engine start once in that time.From the second fuel flap the car can be plugged in and charged every time its parked up and if it’s doing short runs up to 50 km it can run on its battery power only. A recent test driving around Dublin by Toyota produced a return of 120 MPG in heavy traffic.I drove the Prius to Cresslough and back and when you know you have the option of the petrol in reserve it’s amazing how much you can become a part of Toyota’s Hybrid team. The new Hybrid has bigger batteries and a more powerful electrical motor the car never feels under powered when it’s in electric mode and even I test drove this car I can tell you nothing about the power of the petrol engine because I planned my journey in advance by making sure the batteries were fully charged and in turn never had to use the engine.It costs approximately €3 to charge the batteries and can be charged in the electrical charging points dotted over the country. Also when you buy one of these new Prius, Toyota will work in association with the ESB to fit a special charging point free of charge at your home. Ferrari or Alfa Romeo! Nah Toyota Prius Hydrid Plug In which we drove this week. Photo Brian McDaidThe team The first option is when you step into this car Toyota give you with a car that can just be simply placed in ‘drive” and away you go. It will take care of everything beautifully, manage the charging of the battery always be in the right gear with its brilliant CVT transmission and do what it has done so successfully for the last two decades and sold over 10 million hybrid cars world wide.The second option is to play a bigger part in the cars effort to conserve energy. For the short time that I had the plug in Prius I found when I was charging the batteries I was also thinking about the journeys I would be doing later that day. When I was driving the car I was thinking about the finer points of driving a car with an automatic gearbox, something the late Joe Kelly of Kelly Toyota had a great belief in.I was using the b setting on the automatic gear box to recharge the batteries through the brakes on the many down hills in Donegal. I was always looking to carrying momentum when I could, years ago we did the same trying to get as many miles as possible out of the fuel we were using in cars that were sore on fuel, now with the Toyota Prius Plug In we have one of the most fuel efficient cars in the world and as a driver of this car you get a great opportunity to conserve energy.At the end of every journey in the Toyota Prius the car will flash up a report on your efforts. I started off getting 75 out of 100 and would get a tip on how to achieve and improvement. Petrol tank still at three quarters full which was filled a month ago on the Prius Toyota Plug-In .Photo Brian McDaidOne of my best scores in driving the new Prius Plug- In Hybrid from Toyota. Photo Brian McDaidThe highest I managed was 94 out of 100 which I was delighted with but the credit should go to the Prius Plug-In to produce these results.These cars are extremely well engineered but are not cheap starting at £37,000 and the car that I drove was the luxury model which had the highest quality of leather interior fitted. The surround sound from the JBL system in the Prius that we drove has to be experienced to be believed.I do not know how they managed this but the music for its speaker system sounds bigger than the interior size of the car does. The Prius Plug In is a very advanced car and will suit anyone who wants to get into conserving energy. All in all the Prius was the bench mark that has said the course over the years and is now a house hold name.Their development work over the years in Hybrid Power is now used in all of the hybrid cars through out the Toyota range and Now Prius is progressing to the next level of development of plug in Hybrids but still offering their conventional arrangement in the current Prius cars.Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: The newest Prius, now with a plug! was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carelectrichybridmotoringpriusToyota