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Start time, weather info and more for Monday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 07: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, race three-wide at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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After being postponed by rain Sunday, Sprint Cup teams will race today at Pocono Raceway. Here are the details:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Caroline Shaver, daughter of Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems, Joe McDougall, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, and Julia McDougall will give the command to start engines at noon. The green flag is schedule to wave at 12:11 p.m.

PRERACE CEREMONIES: Monty Self of Motor Racing Outreach will give the invocation at 11:49 a.m. USAF Full Spectrum Band Singer Technical Sergeant Richard Vasquez will perform the anthem at 11:50 a.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 160 laps (400 miles) around the 2.5-mile tri-oval racetrack.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Driver introductions begin at 11:20 a.m.


TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at noon ET. Motor Racing Network’s broadcast on radio begins at 11:30 a.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: calls for a temperature of 73 degrees with a 0 percent chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Martin Truex Jr. won the spring race at Pocono last season, while Matt Kenseth won the summer race there.



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