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Sunday’s Cup race at Dover: Start time, lineup and more

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400 - Practice

DOVER, DE - MAY 03: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Duracell Ford, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 3, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Speeds are up at Dover International Speedway this weekend and that has drivers talking. With Hendrick Motorsports taking the front row with Chase Elliott and William Byron, can Hendrick win its second race in a row? Or will Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske continue their domination this season? Or will there be a new winner?

Here’s all the info you need for today’s event:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 2:02 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 2:10 p.m.

PRERACE: The drivers meeting is at noon. Driver introductions will begin at 1:20 p.m. The invocation will be given by Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, New Jersey. John Rich from the country music band Big & Rich will perform the National Anthem at 1:54 p.m.

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

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 120. Stage 2 ends on Lap 240.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race with coverage beginning at noon NASCAR RaceDay. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. MRN’s coverage begins at 1 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast, which is also available at

FORECAST: calls for a high of 59 degrees and a 64 percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Chase Elliott won the October playoff race, finishing ahead of Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano. Kevin Harvick won the race there last May, finishing ahead of Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for lineup