HAMPTON, Ga. — The NASCAR Cup series will play host Sunday to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the season’s first race on a 1.54-mile oval (the length of track that makes up the bulk of the schedule).
Here are the particulars (all times are ET):
START: The command for drivers to start engines will be given at 2:37 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 2:46 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 9 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 12:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project at 2:31 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race. 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 64 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the Cup starting lineup.