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What time is the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race and how long will the race last?

If you’re wondering when the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race will start or how long it will last, we’ve got you covered.

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s White Chocolate Toyota, races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Saturday, September 18th, with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports. You can watch a live stream on

The race is 500 laps — 266.5 miles — and usually lasts just under three hours. Last year’s race ran 2:46:43 and the year prior ran 2:49:09. The longest race in recent years was in 2016 when Kevin Harvick won in 3:25:05 during a race delayed overnight due to rain.

Last week on Sept. 11th, Martin Truex Jr. won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. Kyle Larson had claimed the pole through NASCAR’s performance-metric formula.

Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol odds

Kyle Busch +400
Kyle Larson +450
Denny Hamlin +600
Chase Elliott +800
Joey Logano +1000
Kevin Harvick +1100
Ryan Blaney +1500
Kurt Busch +1500
Brad Keselowski +1600
Martin Truex Jr. +1800