Today’s FedEx 400 Sprint Cup race: Start time, lineup, radio & TV info and more


After two weeks in Charlotte, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins a stretch of races on unique tracks beginning with today’s event at Dover International Speedway, a 1-mile concrete track.

Here are the particulars for today’s race (all times are Eastern):

START: Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks, and Kenny Adams, special guest of Dover International Speedway, will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 1:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.

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

PRE-RACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 7 a.m., and the drivers meeting is at 11 a.m. Driver introductions begin at 12:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Megan Ruger, Nashville recording artist, at 1:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race at 1 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at, with its pre-race show beginning at noon. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have coverage beginning at noon.

FORECAST: The site predicts 84 degrees at race time with a 24% chance of rain.

LAST TIME(S): Jeff Gordon scored his most recent victory, winning at this track in Sept. 2014. Kevin Harvick led 223 laps but had to pit under green while running third because his left front tire lost air after the inner valve stem was knocked off on the previous stop. Harvick finished 13th. … Jimmie Johnson won the June 2014 race at Dover, leading 272 laps. Kevin Harvick had to pit with a flat left front tire while leading under green. He finished 17th. The race was briefly stopped to make repairs to the track after a piece of the racing surface came apart and damaged Jamie McMurray’s car.

SPEEDWAY DOMINANCE: Hendrick Motorsports has won each of the past three Dover races but no one has ruled like Jimmie Johnson. He has a track-record nine wins. He’s also led a track-record 2,976 laps at Dover and has led the most laps in nine of the last 12 Dover races.


Row 1: Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr.

Row 2: Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth

Row 3: Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick

Row 4: Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards

Row 5: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch

Row 6: Jamie McMurray, Austin Dillon

Row 7: Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Row 8: David Ragan, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Row 9: Ryan Newman, Paul Menard

Row 10: Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer

Row 11: Casey Mears, Jeff Gordon

Row 12: Aric Almirola, Justin Allgaier

Row 13: Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart

Row 14: Brian Scott, Sam Hornish Jr.

Row 15: AJ Allmendinger, Alex Bowman

Row 16: Trevor Bayne, David Gilliland

Row 17: Danica Patrick, Michael Annett

Row 18: Jeb Burton, Matt DiBenedetto

Row 19: Cole Whitt, Brett Moffitt

Row 20: Josh Wise, JJ Yeley

Row 21: Brendan Gaughan, Mike Bliss

Row 22: Landon Cassill

Did Not Qualify: Travis Kvapil and Jeff Green


Daytona road course trophy: Handle with care

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A word of warning for the Cup Series driver who wins Sunday’s inaugural race on the Daytona road course (3 p.m. ET on NBC).

When you’re celebrating the victory, don’t get too excited with the trophy.

It could wind up all over Victory Lane.

That’s because the trophy waiting at the end of the 65-lap/234.65-mile-race is made out of glass.

More: Will chaos (and rain) reign on the Daytona road course?


The 18” tall/4.5” wide trophy for the Daytona road course race was produced by the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. It’s the same institution that’s been responsible for designing the Watkins Glen International trophy since 2012.

Sunday’s race is being held in the place of the Cup Series’ annual visit to Watkins Glen.

Incorporating a blown glass cup, the trophy is inspired by the history of NASCAR and racing at Daytona.

“Thinking about the history of the track and long-held traditions, I was reminded that historically, trophies used to be cups and have evolved into sculptural forms,” said Eric Meek, Sr. Manager of Hot Glass Programs at The Corning Museum of Glass, said in a media release. “We took this trophy back to a more traditional shape. Daytona is the most historical track, and in thinking about a trophy design for a race held in this storied location, I was transported back to the golden age of speed. I wanted to design something that felt like a bit of a throwback – like it belonged in the era of streamline racers and the quest to go faster.”

NASCAR Pinty’s Series 2020 TV schedule released

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The NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which competes in Canada, will get its season under way this weekend after it was postponed back in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shortened season will consist of three doubleheaders with twin 125-mile races.

The races will be held at Sunset Speedway (Aug. 15), Flamboro Speedway (Aug. 29) and Jukasa Speedway (Sept. 12).

More: Xfinity Series start time for Daytona road course

No NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion or Rookie of the Year will be crowned in 2020 due to the shortened schedule. There will be special recognition for the overall winner of the shortened season.

All races will air delayed on TSN and RDS in Canada and MAVTV in the United States. Fans in the United States can stream races after they air on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

Here is the full schedule with TV information.


Saturday’s Xfinity race at Daytona road course: Start time, forecast and more

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Saturday’s Xfinity race at Daytona will mark the first time the series has competed in the track’s road course circuit.

Austin Cindric, who has won four of the last five races, is on the pole. He is joined on the front row by fellow Ford driver Chase Briscoe.

Here are the details for the Xfinity race at the Daytona road course (all times ET):

START: The command to start engines will be given at 3:07 p.m by Dr. Jeff Jarvis, president of UNOH. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:19 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 8:30 a.m. Drivers report to their cars at 2:50 p.m. The invocation will be given at 3 p.m. by Chaplain Farzad Nourian. The national anthem will be performed at 3:01 p.m. by Temecula Road.

DISTANCE: The race is 52 laps (187.72 miles) around the 3.61-mile road course

PACE LAP: At the direction of race control, the entire field will go down pit road during a pace lap for pit road speed verification. If a driver stops in the pit box for any reason, pulls over or slows down, they will start at the rear of the field.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 15. Stage 2 ends on Lap 30.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Its coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green followed by the race broadcast at 3 p.m. ET. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App by clicking here.

FORECAST: The forecast calls for cloudy skies, a high of 88 degrees and a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms at the start of the race.

LAST RACE: Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger and Chase Briscoe to win at Road America.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup

Justin Marks planning to start new Cup team

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Former NASCAR driver Justin Marks is in the process of starting a new Cup Series team and competing as early as 2021, Marks detailed to the Sports Business Journal.

Marks, who has 80 NASCAR starts and last competed in 2018, is building a team called Trackhouse that would have a “cause-marketing focus around promoting STEM education” according to SBJ.

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Marks, who once was a co-owner of an ARCA Menards West team with the late Harry Scott, said a goal of the team is to “serve America’s minorities and underrepresented youth population”

Marks told SBJ he is in negotiations to acquire a charter for the team, that his family foundation will use investment capital to fund 50% of the team’s budget and that a “nationwide family entertainment business” will be a sponsor.

One of Marks’ partners will be Ty Norris, a former executive at Michael Waltrip Racing.

Click here for more from Sports Business Journal.