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

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The Cup Series holds its first night race of the season with the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

Kyle Busch will attempt to win his third consecutive Richmond race and his fourth race of the season.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: Jay Riley, owner of a 2016 Toyota Tundra and VIP Customer of
Mechanicsville Toyota
give the command to start engines at 7:38 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 7:44 p.m.

PRERACE: The drivers meeting is at 5:30 p.m.. Driver introductions will begin at 6:50 p.m. The invocation will be given by United States Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant James Block at 7:30 p.m. Sophia Nadder from Midlothian, Virginia, will perform the National Anthem at 7:31 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 400 laps (300 miles) around the .750-mile track.

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

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 40

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. MRN’s coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast, which is also available at mrn.com.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 69 degrees and a 20% percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch won in September. Kevin Harvick placed second. Martin Truex Jr. was third. Kyle Busch won this race a year ago. Chase Elliott was second. Denny Hamlin placed third. 

TO THE REAR: Erik Jones, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, Matt Tifft and Joey Gase. All for failing inspection on first attempt.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for updated Cup starting lineup

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

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The Xfinity Series competes under the lights tonight at Richmond Raceway.

Christopher Bell enters the race looking to win his third straight race on the short track.

Elliott Sadler makes his first start of the year with Kaulig Racing at his home track.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: Charles Babcock, owner of a 2016 Toyota Tundra and VIP Customer of
Priority Toyota Richmond
will give the command to start engines at 6:56 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 7:02 p.m.

PRERACE: Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:10 p.m. Driver introductions begin at 6:30 p.m. The invocation will be given at 6:48 p.m. by Pastor Joe Ellison, Chaplain for Sports Athletics at Virginia Union University. Mrs. Richmond Virginia, Melissa Burton will perform the National Anthem at 6:49 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (187.5 miles) around the .750-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 75. Stage 2 ends on Lap 150.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will televise the race. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 72 degrees and a 20% chance of rain for the start of the race. It goes up to 40% by 8 p.m. and 70% by 9 p.m.

LAST TIME: Christopher Bell won this race last year, beating Noah Gragson and Elliott Sadler. Bell also won the playoff race last year, beating Ross Chastain and Daniel Hemric.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup

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

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After a week off, the Xfinity Series is back today with the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Can a Xfinity regular win for the second race in a row? The field will have to upset Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, who are both entered for the first time this season.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: Mistey Patterson, Program Director for My Bariatric Solutions, will give the command to start engines at 1:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 1:16 p.m.

PRERACE: Qualifying is at 10 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 11:15 a.m. Driver introductions begin at 12:40 p.m. The invocation will be given at 1 p.m. by Bret Shisler of Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries. Master Sergeant Erika Stevens will perform the National Anthem at 1:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

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

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will televise the race. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 54 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Ryan Blaney won this race last year over Christopher Bell and Daniel Hemric. Cole Custer won here in the fall with a last-lap pass of Tyler Reddick.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

Today’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway: Start time, lineup, more

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MARTINSVILLE — High downforce could bring hot tempers to Martinsville Speedway, where today’s STP 500 will mark the first short track of the 2019 Cup schedule.

In the last visit to the 0.526-mile oval, Joey Logano bumped Martin Truex Jr. aside entering the last two corners in one of the most thrilling finishes of the 2018 season.

Here’s the pertinent information for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Robert DeRidder, the senior vice president and general manager of Energizer Holdings Inc. (owners of STP), will give the command to start engines at 2:01 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 2:07 p.m.

PRERACE: The crew chief and drivers meeting is at noon. Driver introductions will begin at 1:20 p.m. The invocation will be given by track chaplain Mike Hatfield at 1:54 p.m. The 380th Army Band will perform the national anthem at 1:55 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 500 laps (263 miles) around the 0.526-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 130. Stage 2 ends on Lap 260.

TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race with coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. MRN’s coverage begins at 1 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast, which is also available at MRN.com.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 63 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: In a race delayed to Monday by a snowstorm, Clint Bowyer scored his first victory for Stewart-Haas Racing. Kyle Busch finished second. Ryan Blaney placed third. Joey Logano won at Martinsville last fall. Denny Hamlin placed second. Martin Truex Jr. was third. 

TO THE REAR: William Byron (mechanical measurements), DJ Kennington (OSS) and Jeb Burton will start from the rear after failing inspection Sunday morning.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

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

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The Xfinity Series kicks off a NASCAR doubleheader today at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Rinnai 250.

Ross Chastain and Ryan Preece are the only Cup drivers in the field.

Here’s all the info you need ahead of the second race of the year, which is followed by a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given by Steve Bourdon of Hiller Plumbing at 2:08 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 2:16 p.m.

PRERACE CEREMONIES: Driver introductions begin at 1:30 p.m. The invocation will be given at 2 p.m. by U.S. Air Force Chaplin, Lt. Col. James Danford. The National Anthem will be at 2:01 p.m. and sung by Taryn Papa.

DISTANCE: The race is 163 laps (251.02 miles) around the 1.54-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 40, Stage 2 ends on Lap 80.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. The Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for cloudy skies with a high of 56 degrees and an 18 percent chance of rain at the start time.

LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick led 141 laps and beat Joey Logano and Christopher Bell.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup