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Today’s Cup race at Atlanta: Start time, lineup and more

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

HAMPTON, GA - FEBRUARY 25: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 25, 2018 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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NASCAR’s new rules package presents drivers with a different challenge today at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

How it will go? Nobody is quite sure.

Here’s all the information for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Julian Dale Alford will give the command to start engines at 2:08 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 2:16 p.m.

PRERACE CEREMONIES: Driver introductions begin at 1:30 p.m. U.S. Air Force Chaplain, Lt. Col. Antonio Ortiz Guzman will give the invocation at 2 p.m. Billy Gilman of “The Voice” will perform the National Anthem at 2:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 325 laps (500.5 miles) around the 1.54-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 85. Stage 2 ends on Lap 170.

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 35 because of overnight rain.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 1 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: calls for a high of 62 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick led a race-high 181 laps to win last year’s race. Brad Keselowski finished second and Clint Bowyer placed third.

TO THE REAR: Kyle Busch (backup).

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for full Cup starting lineup