Today’s Cup race at Dover: Start time, lineup and more

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The Cup Series begins the second round of its playoffs today at Dover International Speedway.

Twelve drivers remain in title contention, including three drivers each from Joe Gibbs Racing, Team Penske and Hendrick Motorsports.

Here is all the info for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: John Arnold, owner of Drydene Performance Products, will give the command to start engines at 2:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:45 p.m.

PRERACE: The Cup garage opens at 10:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 1:50 p.m. The invocation will be given at 2:19 p.m. by Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, New Jersey. The National Anthem will be performed at 2:20 p.m. by the USO Show Troupe.

DISTANCE: The race is 400 laps (400 miles) around the 1-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 120. Stage 2 ends on Lap 240.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins with NASCAR America at 1:30 p.m. Countdown to Green follows at 2 p.m., leading into race coverage. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m. and also can be heard on mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

STREAMING ONLINE: Click here for NBCSN‘s live stream of the race.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts mostly cloudy conditions with a temperature of 75 and a 1% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Chase Elliott won this race last year, followed by Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano. Martin Truex Jr. won in May, followed by Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Cup lineup

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