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Monday Bristol Cup dirt race: Start time, weather, lineup

NASCAR drivers Christopher Bell, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Ryan Newman, Tyler Reddick, Kyle Larson, Bubba Wallace, and Kurt Busch preview what they think they'll encounter on dirt at Bristol.

After rain and flooding forced NASCAR’s first Cup dirt race since 1970 to be postponed Sunday, the series will look to race Monday afternoon.

Cup cars were last on track Friday after their qualifying races Saturday were canceled.

The Cup Series is scheduled to race Monday after the Camping World Truck Series race, which is scheduled for noon ET.

The Bristol Cup dirt race Monday marks the seventh race of the season. There have been six different winners in the first six races.

Details for Monday’s Bristol Cup race on dirt

(All times are Eastern)

START: Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, and Bristol team members will give the command at 4:12 p.m. ... The race is scheduled to begin at 4:18 p.m.

PRERACE: Cup garage opens at 1 p.m. ... Cup drivers report to their cars at 3:50 p.m. ... Driver introductions are at 3:55 p.m. ... Mike Rife of Vansant (Virginia) Church of Christ will give the invocation at 4:04 p.m. ... Randy Houser will perform the national anthem at 4:05 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 250 laps (125 miles) on the 1/2-mile dirt track.


STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 100. Stage 2 ends at Lap 200.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 4 p.m. … Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 3 p.m. and also will stream at; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.


FORECAST: The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 57 degrees. There is a zero percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

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