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

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The final race of the first round of the Xfinity Series playoffs takes place today at Dover International Speedway.

Four of the original 12-driver playoff field will be eliminated after today’s race. Currently below the cutoff line are Brandon Jones, John Hunter Nemechek, Ryan Sieg and Justin Haley.

Here’s all the info you need for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Delaware State Police Lt. Tracy Condon will give the command to start engines at 3:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:15 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 11 a.m. Qualifying is 12:05 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m. The invocation will be given by Lt. Col. Gregory Ellis, Wing Chaplain, 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base at 3 p.m. The National Anthem will be performed at 3:01 p.m. by USO Show Troupe.

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile, banked all-concrete oval.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green, with the race broadcast beginning at 3 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard on mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

WATCH ONLINE: Click here for NBCSN’s live stream of the race.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts mostly sunny skies with a temperature of 64 degrees and a 0% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Christopher Bell has won the last two Xfinity races at Dover.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

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Tonight’s Cup race at Richmond: Start time, lineup and more

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The Cup playoffs continue tonight with a race under the lights at Richmond Raceway.

Can Martin Truex Jr., who has advanced to the second round of the playoffs with his Las Vegas win, complete a sweep of this year’s races at the short track?

Here’s all the info you need for tonight’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Federated Auto Parts CEO Rusty Bishop will give the command to start engines at 7:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:44 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 1:30 pm.  Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 6:50 p.m. The invocation will be given at 7:30 p.m. The National Anthem will be performed at 7:31 p.m. by Lieutenant Colonel D.C. Washington.

DISTANCE: The race is 400 laps (300 miles) around the 0.75-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 100. Stage 2 ends on Lap 200.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with NASCAR America. Countdown to Green begins at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and also can be heard on mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

WATCH ONLINE: Click here for NBCSN’s broadcast 

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts sunny skies with a high of 81 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Martin Truex Jr. won in the spring over Joey Logano. Kyle Busch won this race last year over Kevin Harvick and Truex.

TO THE REAR: Bubba Wallace (failed inspection), JJ Yeley (failed inspection)

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Cup starting lineup

Brickyard 400: Start time, lineup and more

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The Cup Series ends its regular season today with the 26th running of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

There are two spots left to be filled in the 16-driver playoff field. Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Daniel Suarez and Ryan Newman are the drivers who will be scrapping for those spots.

Here’s all the info you need for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given by Big Machine Records President and CEO Scott Borchetta at 1:53 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:05 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 8:30 a.m. Qualifying is at 10:35 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at noon. Driver introductions are at 1:02 p.m. The invocation will be given by Howard Brammer at 1:46 p.m. The National Anthem will be performed at 1:47 p.m by Danielle Bradbury, season four winner of NBC’s The Voice.

DISTANCE: The race is 160 laps (400 miles) around the 2.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 50. Stage 2 ends on Lap 100.

TV/RADIO: NBC will televise the race. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m with NASCAR America on NBCSN. Countdown to Green begins at 1:30 p.m. on NBC. The Performance Racing Network broadcast begins at 1 p.m and also can be heard on goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts cloudy skies with a high of 70 degrees and a 20% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Brad Keselowski won this race last year over Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Cup starting lineup

Today’s Xfinity race at Road America: Start time, lineup and more

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The Xfinity Series’ month of road-course racing comes to an end today as the series competes at Road America, the longest track on the NASCAR circuit.

Austin Cindric will seek to complete a sweep of the month’s three Xfinity Series races while Matt DiBenedetto hopes to grab his first career NASCAR win competing for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Here’s all the info you need ahead of today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 3:07 p.m. by former NASCAR driver and Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:21 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 8 a.m. Qualifying (multi-car/two rounds) is at 11:40 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:135 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m. The invocation will be given at 3 p.m. by Billy Mauldin of MRO. Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Chris Snyder will perform the National Anthem at 3:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 45 laps (182.16 miles) around the 4.048-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 10. Stage 2 ends on Lap 20.

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

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts clear skies, a temperature of 70 degrees with no chance of precipitation at the race start time.

LAST TIME: Justin Allgaier won over Matt Tifft and Daniel Hemric.

TO THE REAR: Brandon Jones (backup car)

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.