The Roval has arrived.
The Cup Series will hold its inaugural race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course today. It is also the first elimination race of the playoffs, cutting the field from 16 to 12 drivers.
Here’s all the info you need for today’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will give the command to start engines at 1:52 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:04 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 248.52 miles (109 Laps) around the 2.28-mile course.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 25. Stage 2 ends on Lap 50.
PRE-RACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 8:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at noon. Driver introductions are at 1:05 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Jordan Smith will perform the anthem at 1:49 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race beginning at 2 p.m. Coverage begins with NASCAR America at 1 p.m. on NBC, followed by Countdown to Green at 1:30 p.m. on NBC. Performance Racing Network’s broadcast begins at 1 p.m. and can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have the PRN broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 78 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the full starting lineup.