It’s race day at Dover International Speedway, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Gander RV 400, the 11th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
START TIME: 2 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 2:10 p.m. ET.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, seven-time NASCAR champion and seven-time Dover winner Richard Petty will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:02 p.m. ET.
TV: FS1. Pre-race broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.
RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: Fox Sports Go.
RACE DISTANCE: 400 laps around the 1-mile track for a total of 400 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 120 Stage 2: 120. Stage 3: 160.
Alex Bowman (88) leads the field during a restart in the 2018 Dover spring race. (Photo: Matthew OHaren, USA TODAY Sports)
NATIONAL ANTHEM: John Rich from the country music band Big & Rich will perform the anthem at 1:54 p.m ET, followed by a flyover from the U.S. Navy Training Squadron Nine (VT-9) from Meridian, Mississippi, flying the T-45C Goshawk.
WEATHER: Questionable. The Weather Channel is calling for rain Sunday morning, gradually tailing off in the afternoon hours. Temperatures are only expected to hit the high 50s.
LAST TIME: Chase Elliott led the final 11 laps and held off Denny Hamlin by 0.265 seconds in October to score his first career Cup Series playoff win. And one year ago, Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 201 of 400 laps in May for the fourth of eight wins in 2018.
LINEUP: Elliott followed his first win of the season (last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway) by capturing the pole, topping the speed chart with a track-record 165.960 mph in NASCAR’s first qualifying session since it reverted to single-lap runs.
Here is the lineup for the Gander RV 400 (car number in parentheses):
1. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
2. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
3. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
4. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
5. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford
7. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
10. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford
11. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet
13. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
14. (41) Daniel Suarez, Ford
15. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota
16. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
17. (95) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota
18. (21) Paul Menard, Ford
19. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford
21. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford
22. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
23. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet
24. (38) David Ragan, Ford
25. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
26. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
27. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet
28. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford
29. (47) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet
30. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet
31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet
32. (36) Matt Tifft, Ford
33. (51) Cody Ware, Ford
34. (52) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet
36. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
37. (27) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet
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