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Sunday Cup race at Dover: Start time, TV info, weather

Kim Coon, Dustin Long and Dale Jarrett preview the Monster Mile at Dover Motor Speedway and pick their favorites to win.

Chase Elliott seeks a victory to make the playoffs after missing six races because of injury. He heads this weekend to Dover Motor Speedway -- where he won a year ago.

He’s just among a number of drivers seeking their first victory of the Cup season. Among those drivers are Kevin Harvick, Ross Chastain, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin. Truex, who is on a 54-race winless drought, has three career Cup wins at Dover.

Details for Sunday’s Cup race at Dover Motor Speedway

(All times Eastern)

START: Actor, director, author and podcaster Kevin Smith will give the command to start engines at 1:02 p.m. … The green flag is scheduled to wave at 1:11 p.m.

PRERACE: Cup garage opens at 10 a.m. … Drivers meeting at 12:15 p.m. … Driver introductions at 12:30 p.m. … Dan Schafer, pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, New Jersey, will give the Invocation at 12:54 p.m. … The United States Naval Academy Drum & Bugle Corps will perform the national anthem at 12:55 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 400 laps (400 miles) on the 1-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 120. Stage 2 ends at Lap 250.

TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 1 p.m. ... Coverage begins with NASCAR RaceDay at 12 p.m. on FS1. … Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 12 p.m. and also will stream at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.


FORECAST: Weather Underground - There is a 64 percent chance of rain for the start of the race. The high is expected to be 63 degrees at that time.

STARTING LINEUP: Qualifying cancelled; Kyle Busch on pole.

LAST YEAR: Chase Elliott won last year’s race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. placed second. Ross Chastain finished third.


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