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

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With the playoffs looming in a few weeks, the Cup Series returns its short-track roots tonight for a rumble under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The duo of Kurt and Kyle Busch have won the last four races in “Thunder Valley.” Who can claim the Bristol throne from the brothers?

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 7:41 p.m. by Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops; Richard Childress; Bill Dance, legendary fisherman; Becky Humphries, National Wild Turkey Foundation CEO; Nick Wiley, Director of Conservation Ducks Unlimited; R. Joseph Hamilton, QDMA Founder and Senior Advisor; John Eastman, QDMA Senior Director of Operations. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:46 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 1:30 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7 p.m. The invocation will be given at 7:30 p.m. by Ronda Paulson, Founder and Executive Director of Isaiah 177 House. MRO Kids will perform the National Anthem at 7:31 p.m.

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

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

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with NASCAR America. Countdown to Green begins at 7 p.m. The Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m and also can be heard on goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts clear skies, a temperature of 86 degrees with no chance of precipitation at the race start time.

LAST TIME: Kurt Busch won this race last year over Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott. Kyle Busch won in the spring over Kurt Busch.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup

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

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The Xfinity Series is under the lights tonight for its second visit of the year to Bristol Motor Speedway.

Can Austin Cindric continue his hot streak after two straight wins on road courses? He’ll have to do so against the likes of Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Joey Logano.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 7:37 p.m. by U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-TN. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:43 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 11 a.m. Qualifying (single car, two laps) is at 4:05 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7 p.m. The invocation will be given at 7:30 p.m. by Mike Rife of Vansant Church of Christ, in Vansant, Virginia. Christina Druen, a Food City graphic designer, will perform the National Anthem at 7:31 p.m.

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

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

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Countdown to Green. The Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m and also can be heard on goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts clear skies, a temperature of 82 degrees with no chance of precipitation at the race start time.

LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won this race last year over Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier. Bell won in the spring over Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer.

TO THE REAR: Tyler Reddick (inspection failures)

STARTING LINEUP: Qualifying is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. 

Today’s Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio: Start time, lineup and more

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The Xfinity Series’ road course schedule continues today at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Can Austin Cindric go back-to-back following his first career win last weekend at Watkins Glen? He finished second here last year after leading 59 of 75 laps.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 2:54 p.m. by Ben Mast, CEO of B&L Transport. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:05 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 2 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m. The invocation will be given at 2:47 p.m. by Dwight Mason of Newpointe Community Church. Patty and Katie Schwall will perform the National Anthem at 2:48 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 75 laps (165.35 miles) around the 2.258-mile road course.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 20. Stage 2 ends on Lap 40.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. 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 partly cloudy skies, a temperature of 80 degrees with no chance of precipitation at the race start time.

LAST TIME: Justin Allgaier beat Austin Cindric and Daniel Hemric

STARTING LINEUP: Click here

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

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The Cup Series makes left and right turns for the second time this season as it races around Watkins Glen International today.

Will Martin Truex Jr.‘s road course dominance continue? Or will parity continue to reign in the sport? Eight different drivers have won the last eight Cup races.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: Brian Borowski, treasurer of the BPAA and president of the New York State Bowling Proprietors, accompanied by members of the Go Bowling family, will give the command to start engines at 3:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 3:18 p.m.

PRERACE: The garage will open at 9 a.m. for pre-race inspection. The driver/crew chief meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Driver introductions will begin at 2:30 p.m. The invocation will be given by Reverend David Fife of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church at 2:59 p.m. The Canadian national anthem will be performed by Trina Vargas at 3 p.m. The National Anthem will be performed by Rachel Vennel, U.S Navy Musician, Second Class at 3:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 90 laps (220.5 miles) around the 2.45-mile road course

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 20. Stage 2 ends on Lap 40

TV/RADIO: Pre-race coverage will begin at 1 p.m. with NASCAR America on NBCSN. Countdown to Green begins at 2:30 p.m. and the race broadcast starts at 3 p.m. on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. MRN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast, which is also available at mrn.com.

STREAM: http://stream.nbcsports.com/nascar/monster-energy-nascar-cup-series

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 79 degrees and 15% chance of rain for the start of the race. 

LAST TIME: Chase Elliott beat Martin Truex Jr. to score his first career Cup win.

TO THE REAR: Ryan Blaney (unapproved adjustments)

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup

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

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The Xfinity Series is back at Iowa Speedway this weekend for its second trip of the season to the short track.

How long can Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick‘s stranglehold on victory lane last?

Here’s all the info you need for today’s U.S. Cellular 250.

(All times are Eastern)

START:  The command to start engines will be given at 5:25 p.m. by U.S. Cellular Customers Eric Brecke, Mark Jones and Kent Carson. Green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:32 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 8:30 a.m. Qualifying is at 12:05 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 3:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 4:45 p.m. The invocation will be given at 5:17 p.m. by Matt Sanford. Abbie Callahan will perform the National Anthem at 5:18 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 250 laps (218.75 miles) around the 7/8-mile track.

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

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. The Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 4:30 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 87 degrees with a 20% chance of precipitation at the race start time

LAST TIME: Christopher Bell won the June race over and Cole Custer. Bell won this race last year over Justin Allgaier.

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