Five months after the start of its season, the Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway for tonight’s Cup Zero Sugar 400.
Here’s all the info you need ahead of the race, which will air on NBC.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Retired U.S. Army Col. Gregory Gadson will give the command to start engines at 7:31 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:44 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 160 laps (400 miles) around the 2.5-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 40. Stage 2 ends on Lap 80.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 3:30 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 6:50 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM:The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus perform the anthem at 7:21 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race beginning at 7 p.m. Coverage begins at 5 p.m on NBCSN with NASCAR America, followed by Countdown to Green at 6:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 6 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 79 degrees and a 30 percent chance of rain and storms at the start of the race.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.