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Coca-Cola 600 start time, lineup and more

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The longest race on the NASCAR schedule has arrived with tonight’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick will try to win a third consecutive points race for the second time this year. Meanwhile, the top 11 starters all seek their first win in the 600-mile event.

Here’s all the information for tonight’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 6:10 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 6:18 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 400 laps (600 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 100. Stage 2 ends on Lap 200. Stage 3 ends on Lap 300.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 12:30 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 4 p.m. Driver introductions are at 5:25 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEMUnites States Marine Corps Captain Skye Martin will perform the anthem at 6:03 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 6 p.m. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 5 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls cloudy skies, a high of 82 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Austin Dillon claimed his first career Cup win last year in a fuel mileage win over Kyle Busch. Martin Truex Jr. won the fall Charlotte race over Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

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

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The NASCAR Cup Series holds its second short track race of the year with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch is on the pole for the second time this year with older brother Kurt Busch starting second.

Here is all the important information ahead of the race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Tim Morgan will give the command to start engines at 1:02 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 1:08 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 500 laps (266.5 miles) around the .533-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 125. Stage 2 ends on Lap 250.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 6 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 11 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:20 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEMMorgan Myles perform the anthem at 12:56 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 1 p.m. Race coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at noon and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 69 degrees and a 62 percent chance of thunderstorms at the start of the race. Chance of rain remains above 60 percent until 9 p.m.

LAST TIME: Jimmie Johnson won this race last year over Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. Kyle Busch won last August’s race over Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin.

CARS TO THE REAR: Kevin Harvick (backup), Kurt Busch (backup) and Jimmie Johnson (tire change after qualifying).

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

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

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The Xfinity Series races on a short track for the first time this season with today’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 300-lap race is also the first round of the Dash 4 Cash program, which means this is the first event of the year to not feature a Cup driver.

Here’s all the info for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START:  U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will give the command to start engines at 1:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 1:13 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 300 laps (159.9 miles) around the .533-mile track.

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 40 (NASCAR is seeing additional wear on tires. NASCAR also allowing teams to purchase extra set of tires for the race).

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 85. Stage 2 ends on Lap 170.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 7 a.m. Qualifying is at 9:35 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 10:40 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM:  Julia Cole, CMT’s Next Artist Discovery and current American Idol Contestant, will perform the anthem at 1:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 12:30 p.m. 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 have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 77 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Erik Jones won this race over Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez after leading 27 laps. Kyle Busch won the August race from the pole, placing ahead of Suarez and Elliott Sadler.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup

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

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NASCAR’s West Coast swing comes to a close this afternoon with the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Kevin Harvick will attempt to win his fourth consecutive race for the first time in his career. He has one win at the 2-mile speedway (2011).

Below is all the info you need for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The cast of the movie Super Troopers 2 will give the command to start engines at 3:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:47 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (400 miles) around the 2-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 60. Stage 2 ends on Lap 120.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 10 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3 p.m. Cassadee Pope will sing he National Anthem at 3:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 3:30 p.m. Race coverage begins at 3 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 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 61 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won this event last year. Brad Keselowski placed second and Clint Bowyer was third.

CARS TO REAR: Alex Bowman (engine change), Gray Gaulding (engine change), Daniel Suarez (backup car), Michael McDowell (rear gear change).

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup

Today’s Cup race at Phoenix: Start time, lineup, TV/Radio and more

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The Cup series is in action today as it continues its West Coast swing at ISM Raceway, the 1-mile track formerly known as Phoenix Raceway.

Martin Truex Jr. has the pole for the TicketGuardian 500. He will seek to become the fourth different driver to win this season.

Below is all the information for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START:  Bryan Derbyshire, CEO of TicketGuardian and his wife Kristen and son Hudson will give the command to start engines at 3:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:44 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 312 laps (312 miles) around the 1-mile track.

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 35

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

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 10 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 3 p.m. Race coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 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 75 degrees and sunny skies at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Ryan Newman won this race last year over Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch. Matt Kenseth won the fall playoff race, leading the last 10 laps and beating Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

CARS TO THE REAR: Jeffrey Earnhardt (backup car), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (backup car), DJ Kennington (unapproved tire change).