Sunday’s Cup race at Kentucky: Start time, lineup and more
The final 10-race stretch of the regular season begins for the Cup Series Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.
After years of mostly only racing under the lights there, the series will race in the daytime.
Can Kyle Busch, who starts from the pole, earn his first Cup win of 2020?
Here’s all the info you need for Sunday’s race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: The command to start engines is at 2:43 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:54 p.m.
PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 7:30 a.m. (teams are assigned specific times). Engine prime and final adjustments at 12:30 p.m. Drivers report to their cars at 2:20 p.m. The invocation will be given at 2:35 p.m by Darrell and Stevie Waltrip. The national anthem will be performed at 2:36 p.m. by Robert Randolph.
DISTANCE: The race is 267 laps (400.5 miles) around the 1.5-mile speedway.
COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 25
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 80. Stage 2 ends on Lap 160.
TV/RADIO: FS1 will televise the race. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 degrees and a 58% chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST RACE: Kevin Harvick beat Matt Kenseth to win the Brickyard 400.
LAST RACE AT KENTUCKY: Kurt Busch defeated younger brother Kyle Busch for the win.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.
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