NASCAR’s Xfinity Series circuit is headed back to Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville, Tennessee for the first time since 2011. The green flag drops on the Tennessee Lottery 250 on Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET with qualifying taking place at 12:35 p.m. Both events will take place on NBC Sports Network and will be available via live stream at NBCSports.com/live.
The Xfinity Series ran races in Gladeville from 2001 to 2011 under its prior Nationwide sponsorship. The race was cancelled after 2011 due to poor attendance, but was brought back along with a Truck Series race to join a new Cup Series race. Now retired Carl Edwards won the last Nationwide race in Gladeville.
Kyle Busch is making his third Xfinity appearance of the season and is a heavy favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. Busch is -134 to win with Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric next at +550. It’s not a surprising disparity considering Busch has won his two other Xfinity appearances this year, finished top three in four of his five races last year, and won four of seven the year prior.
This weekend will also feature a rare bit of qualifying. NASCAR has limited qualifying to eight tracks due to COVID-19 precautions. Nashville Superspeedway has been off the schedule for a decade, so the current crop of drivers is not as familiar with the track. There was an hour of practice on Friday and a qualifying run will start at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday. The fastest driver claims pole, the slowest is at the back of the starting lineup.
How to watch the Tennessee Lottery 250
Date: Saturday, June 19th
Qualifying: 12:35 p.m.
Race: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC Sports Network
Live stream: NBCSports.com/live
Live streaming the race will require a cable log-in. If you don’t have a cable log-in, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the race.