Start time, TV info, weather

After a weekend on the streets of Chicago, the NASCAR Cup Series moves to speedway-style racing on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway on USA Network.

There are eight races left until the start of the playoffs. Eleven drivers scored wins to clinch a playoff berth. Chase Elliott, who won this race a year ago, is yet to win this season.

Sunday Race Details at Atlanta Motor Speedway

(all Eastern times)

BEGIN: Richard Childress will give the order to start the engines at 7:09 p.m…. The green flag must be waved at 7:20 p.m.

PRE-RACE: Cup garage opens 4:00 p.m…. Drivers meeting 6:15 p.m…. Drivers presentation 6:30 p.m…. JC Worley of GO Church in Sharpsburg, GA will give the invocation to 7:01 p.m. Chapel Hart will perform the National Anthem at 7:02 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 260 laps (400.4 miles) on the 1.54 mile speedway.

STEPS: Stage 1 ends at lap 60. Stage 2 ends at lap 160.

FIRST LINE: Qualifying begins at 5:35 p.m. Saturday

TV/RADIO: USA Network will air the race at 7 p.m. … Coverage begins with the countdown to green at 6:30 p.m. on USA Network. The post-race show will air on Peacock. …Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 6 p.m. and will also air at . SiriusXM NASCAR radio will broadcast the PRN broadcast.


FORECAST: Weather Underground — Maximum of 83 degrees and 35% chance of scattered thunderstorms at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Joey Logano passed Brad Keselowski on the final lap to win.


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