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Sunday New Hampshire Cup race: Start time, TV info, weather

LOUDON, N.H. -- The last three drivers to have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway all enter Sunday’s Cup race seeking their first victory of the season.

Aric Almirola (2021), Brad Keselowski (2020) and Kevin Harvick (2018, ’19) have combined to win the last four races at this 1.058-mile speedway. Can they continue the trend Sunday?

Or will Chase Elliott’s hot streak continue?

Elliott is coming off his win at Atlanta last weekend. He’s won two of the last three races (Atlanta and Nashville) and finished second in the other (Road America).

Details for Sunday’s Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

(All Times Eastern)

START: Sarah London, CEO of Centene, will give the command to start engines at 3:08 p.m. … Green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:18 p.m.

PRERACE: Cup garage opens at noon … Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m. … Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach, will give the invocation at 3 p.m. … Todd Angilly, official anthem signer of the Boston Bruins, will perform both the Canadian Anthem and National Anthem, beginning at 3:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 301 laps (318.46 miles) on the 1.058-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 70. Stage 2 ends at Lap 185.

STARTING LINEUP: New Hampshire starting lineup

TV/RADIO: USA Network will broadcast the race at 3 p.m. Countdown to Green begins at 2 p.m. on USA. Post-race coverage is scheduled to begin on USA at 6:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 2 p.m. and will also stream at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.


FORECAST: Weather Underground – Partly cloudy skies. High of 86 degrees with 4% chance of rain around the start of the race

LAST TIME: Aric Almirola, who entered the race 27th in points, took the lead with 20 laps to go and won to earn a playoff spot. Christopher Bell placed second. Brad Keselowski was third.


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