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How to watch the 2020 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway for free

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Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Mar 24, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 4:26 pm CDT


NASCAR is shifting into fourth gear with the 2020 STP 500. It’s the first short-track race of the season, taking place at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. 

The STP 500 will offer 263 miles of intense high-stakes action.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2020 STP 500 live stream for free.

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The 2020 STP 500 lineup

Cole Custer

Joey Logano(i)

Matt CraftonJohnny SauterTyler Young

John H. Nemechek 

Daniel Hemric 

Erik Jones 

Spencer Gallagher Tyler ReddickJustin Boston 

Ben Kennedy

Matt Tifft

Gray Gaulding

Brandon Brown

Mason Mingus

Cameron Hayley 

Brandon Jones 

Caleb Holman

Timothy Peters

Ray Black Jr. 

John Wes Townley

Bryan Silas

Wendell Chavous 

Cody Ware 

Jake Griffin

Korbin Forrister 

Tommy Regan

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Charles Buchanan Jr.

Paige Decker

What channel is the STP 500 on?

The STP 500 will broadcast on FS1.

How to watch the STP 500 online for free

FS1 is available on many of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the STP 500 for free. For a more complete rundown of streaming services, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors.

1) Sling TV

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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including FS1, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


3) FuboTV

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FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. In addition to FS1, there are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


Other ways to watch the 2020 STP 500

1) Fox Sports Go

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  • Cost: Free but requires a cable or live TV subscription
  • Devices: Apple TV, iPad, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Roku, iOS and Android devices (full list here)

The great thing about signing up for any of the cable packages listed above is that they all work with the Fox Sports Go app. Sign in with your given subscription credentials and you can watch any and all Fox Sports channels including FS1, FS2, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes, and even your local Fox affiliate right from the app. It’s a great back-up option, especially when you’re on the move.


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*First Published: Mar 24, 2019, 6:00 am CDT