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Monday’s Cup race at Bristol: Start time, weather, TV/radio info

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BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 20: Fans participate in pre-race activities prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Let’s try this again after Sunday’s race was postponed by rain.

Jimmie Johnson looks to win his second race in a row. Joe Gibbs Racing seeks its first victory of the year. Kyle Larson will look to win from the pole. There will be many more challengers in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Here are the particulars for today’s Cup race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command for drivers to start engines will be given at 1:01 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 1:07 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 500 laps (266.5 miles) around the .533-mile, high-banked oval.


PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Cup garage opens at 9 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:20 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed at 12:54 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 1 p.m. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at PRN’s coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 60 degrees at race time with a 20 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST YEAR: Carl Edwards led 276 laps on the way to winning this race a year ago. Dale Earnhardt Jr. placed second. Kurt Busch was third. Kevin Harvick led 128 laps en route to winning the August race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. placed second and Denny Hamlin was third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup