Tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas: Start time, lineup, TV info and more

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host tonight to Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Here are the particulars:

(All times are Eastern):

START: Jase and Rowdy Robertson of the A&E show “Duck Dynasty” will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 7:38 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 7:46 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 334 laps (500 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 1:30 p.m. The drivers meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 6:50 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Will Robertson will perform the anthem at 7:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO:  Fox will broadcast the race, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at goPRN.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 71 degrees at race time with a 20% chance of rain.

LAST YEAR: Jimmie Johnson swept both Texas races last year. He passed Brad Keselowski with four laps left to win the November race and led 128 laps in winning the spring race.

STARTING LINEUP: 

Texas Cup Starting Lineup