Monday Charlotte Cup race: Start time, TV info, weather
After two days of soaking rains, the longest race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is set for a 3 p.m. ET start Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The 600-mile marathon was scheduled for a 6:21 p.m. start Sunday, but persistent rain forced a postponement to Memorial Day.
A look at the Monday Cup schedule:
Details for Monday’s Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
(All times Eastern)
START: The command to start engines will be given at 3:12 p.m. by USO official Barry Morris and retired drivers Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett and Bobby Labonte. ... The green flag is scheduled to be waved at 3:23 p.m.
PRERACE: Driver introductions are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. ... The invocation will be given by retired Air Force Master Sergeant Monty Self at 3 p.m. ... The national anthem will be performed by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Elizabeth Marino at 3:04 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 400 laps (600 miles) on the 1.5-mile track.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 100. Stage 2 ends at Lap 200. Stage 3 ends at Lap 300.
STARTING LINEUP: Charlotte Cup starting lineup
TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 3 p.m. ... Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 3 p.m. and can be heard on goprn.com. ... SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground -- The forecast calls for overcast skies with a high of 71. There is a 15% chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: Denny Hamlin won last year’s 600 as the race was extended to two overtimes, making it the longest race in distance in Cup history.