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Coca-Cola 600 start time, lineup and more

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 - Practice

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 24: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Coca-Cola Chevrolet, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

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The longest race on the NASCAR schedule has arrived with tonight’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick will try to win a third consecutive points race for the second time this year. Meanwhile, the top 11 starters all seek their first win in the 600-mile event.

Here’s all the information for tonight’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 6:10 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 6:18 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 400 laps (600 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 100. Stage 2 ends on Lap 200. Stage 3 ends on Lap 300.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 12:30 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 4 p.m. Driver introductions are at 5:25 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Unites States Marine Corps Captain Skye Martin will perform the anthem at 6:03 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 6 p.m. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 5 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: calls cloudy skies, a high of 82 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Austin Dillon claimed his first career Cup win last year in a fuel mileage win over Kyle Busch. Martin Truex Jr. won the fall Charlotte race over Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.