Today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta: Start time, lineup, TV information and more


HAMPTON, Ga. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Sunday to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Actor and Georgia native Robert Patrick, who has starred in “Scorpion,” “Terminator 2,” and “The X Files,” will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 1:07 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 1:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 325 laps (500 miles) around the 1.54-mile oval.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 7 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 11 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by CNN host Robin Meade at 1:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO:  will broadcast the race. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at beginning at noon. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 63 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Jimmie Johnson led 52 of the final 63 laps, scoring his fourth victory at Atlanta and first since 2007.