LOUDON, N.H. — Sunday’s 5-hour Energy 301 will mark the first of two annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Here are the particulars (all times are ET):
START: Actor-comedian Adam Sandler, a Manchester, N.H., native, will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 1:27 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 301 laps (318.46 miles) around the 1.058-mile oval.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 7:30 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:50 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Nicole Pelletier, winner of Speedway Star competition, at 1:21 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra), starting with NASCAR America at noon and Countdown to Green at 1 p.m. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at GoPRN.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 87 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain. Chance of rain increases to more than 33% from 2-4 pm.
LAST TIME: Brad Keselowski completed a weekend sweep at New Hampshire, leading a race-high 138 laps for his first Sprint Cup win at the track.