The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competes in the AAA 400 today at Dover International Speedway.
Here are the particulars:
(All times are Eastern):
START: Jason Jones, star of the TBS comedy “The Detour,” 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 track.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 7 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 11 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:20 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Singer, actor Travis Jackson will perform the anthem at 1:01 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 1 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at MRN.com beginning at 12 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 56 degrees and a 2 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST YEAR: Kevin Harvick led 355 of 400 laps to win the October race to advance to the second round of the Chase. Kyle Busch was second with Dale Earnhardt Jr. third. Jimmie Johnson led the final 23 laps to win the last May’s race. Kevin Harvick was second with Kyle Larson third.