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Today’s Sprint Cup race at Dover: Start time, TV info, more

DOVER, Del. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Sunday to the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Actress and philanthropist Rosie Perez will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 2:37 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 400 laps (400 miles) around the 1-mile concrete oval.

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 40. Teams cannot add fuel before then.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 8:30 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 12:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Sam Harris of X Ambassadors at 2:31 p.m..

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at, starting with NASCAR America at 1:30 p.m. and Countdown to Green at 2. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 63 degrees at race time with a 1% chance of rain.

PAST TWO RACES: On May 31, Jimmie Johnson outdueled Kevin Harvick and led the final 23 laps to extend his record win total at Dover to 10. On Sept. 28, 2014, Jeff Gordon led 94 of the final 96 laps to advance to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.


Set by the rulebook after rain scuttled the qualifying schedule.