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Sprint Cup setup: Start time, TV info, more

Toyota Owners 400

Toyota Owners 400

Jared C. Tilton

RICHMOND, Va. - The Chase for the Sprint Cup field will be set after tonight’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Christopher McKinney will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 7:37 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 7:44 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 400 laps (300 miles) around the 0.75-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 1:30 p.m. The drivers meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by the 29th Division Band from Ft. Lee at 7:31 p.m..

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at, starting with NASCAR America at 5 p.m., followed by Countdown to Green at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 68 degrees at race time with a 15% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Kurt Busch won, leading 291 of 400 laps in a race run on Sunday afternoon after rain postponed the event Saturday night. Busch’s teammate, Kevin Harvick placed second. Chevrolet cars led 297 of the 400 laps and Fords led the rest. Toyota cars did not lead a lap.