NASCAR at Charlotte live race updates, results, highlights from the Coca-Cola 600

The Coca-Cola 600 is the third NASCAR Cup Series race in seven days, thanks to the sport’s new compact schedule. After two races in Darlington, the Cup Series has moved to Charlotte. 

Drivers had a qualifying session, the last of the season, at Charlotte Motor Speedway to set the starting lineup for the Coca-Cola 600. Kurt Busch earned the pole position, barely edging out Jimmie Johnson. 

Chase Elliot, who was spun out by Kyle Busch in Wednesday’s race at Darlington, is in starting in third place. Matt Kenseth and Tyler Riddick round out the top five. NASCAR officials will be watching the weather closely as thunderstorms are possible in Charlotte Sunday night. 

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the Coca-Cola 600. Follow along below for complete results from Charlotte.

NASCAR at Charlotte live updates, highlights from Coca-Cola 600

Updates will begin with the green flag at 6:28 p.m. ET

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

A 6 p.m. ET start time has become the customary protocol for the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race. It’s the only event in the sport that features four stages rather than three, and each Coca-Cola 600 stage will be 100 laps.

The Coca-Cola 600 begins in the heat of the daylight, but it gradually turns into a night race over the span of roughly 4 1/2 hours. That leads to cooling track temperatures and puts the onus on adjustments as teams attempt to navigate the race.

Fox’s coverage of pre-race ceremonies from Charlotte Motor Speedway — which are special on Memorial Day weekend — will begin at 6 p.m. ET, and the Coca-Cola 600 is scheduled to take the green flag 28 minutes later.

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Hamilton considered quitting F1 in break

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed he considered quitting Formula 1 while stuck in lockdown.

Hamilton’s current contract with Mercedes is in its final year, and the six-time world champion has not announced his intentions for 2021 and beyond.

However, the 35-year-old British driver confessed he has regularly struggled to stay motivated during the coronavirus epidemic, and has pondered whether this should be his last season in Formula 1.

“I’ve been really spending time trying to take time for me, making sure that I appreciate me, acknowledging things that you do well, acknowledging also when you fail and you don’t do it so great. It’s okay. And not being so hard on yourself, all these different things,” Hamilton told Deep Dive on Tuesday.

“I have days when I wake up and feel groggy, I don’t feel motivated to work out. I feel, ‘Jeez, where are we going? What’s next? Should I continue racing?’

“I think all these different things, and then I’m like, ‘Damn it’, and the next hour, or whatever, it passes, and I’m like, ‘Damn, I love what I do. Why would I ever consider not continuing?”

Lewis Hamilton is targeting a seventh Formula 1 title in 2020.Source:AP

Spectators are not expected to be permitted to attend Formula 1 races when the sport returns. Earlier this month, Hamilton said leaving the sport for a year would be a mistake, even if it would have a positive impact on his physical and mental wellbeing.

“You’re going to have nobody in the crowd … It’s going to be very empty. For us, it’s going to be like a test day, probably even worse than a test day,” Hamilton said.

“I don’t think that for an athlete to step away in their prime for a year is ever a good thing.

“To take a sabbatical is not on the cards. But we’ve been handed a part-sabbatical, which I’m enjoying.”

Hamilton is determined not to waste his new-found spare time, and has been focusing on his fitness while in lockdown. The British superstar also said he is in “pretty decent shape”, but admitted there is room for improvement.

“If we are not improving and growing during these days, then what are we doing? You’re obviously just wasting your time sitting on your backside,” Hamilton told Deep Dive.

“Nothing’s going to get handed to any of us. We’ve got to go out there and get whatever it is we want, and you’ve got to want it more than the person you’re fighting against. You’ve just got to get off your arse and do it.

Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2020 Australian Grand Prix.Source:AAP

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“I’m in pretty decent shape, but I can always be in better shape. I see things and I’m like, ‘Damn, I’ve got a bit of fat here. Shoot, I’ve got to work harder, I’ve got to go for a run’. In actual reality, I don’t really have much fat.

“But there are people out there that have these things going through their minds. You’ve just got to let go, find what it is you love and say I’m going to do it. I’m not going to let anything get in my way.

“It might take a long time. People forget I started racing when I was eight and I didn’t get to Formula 1 until I was 22, so that was a long time for me to get there, but patience is also very, very important.

“I do hope to come back better.”

Hamilton showed off his ripped physique on Instagram in March, having lost five kilograms since last season.

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NASCAR at Charlotte: Start time, entry list, TV, radio schedule for the Coca-Cola 600

For auto racing fans, the day before Memorial Day is annually celebrated as the greatest day in motorsports with showcase events in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR.

The day would normally begin in the French Riviera with the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, move to Indianapolis for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," otherwise known as the Indy 500, and conclude in Charlotte, North Carolina for NASCAR's longest race of the year.

Instead, the Coca-Cola 600 will stand alone on Sunday, with Monaco's cancelation and Indy's postponement.

Here is all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

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START TIME: 6 p.m. ET.

TV: Fox. Pre-race broadcast begins at 5:30 p.m. ET.

RADIO: Performance Racing Network. STREAMING: Fox Sports Go.

RACE DISTANCE: 400 laps around the 1.5-mile track for a total of 600 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 100, Stage 2: 100, Stage 3: 100. Stage 4: 100.

QUALIFYING: Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1.

LAST RACE: Denny Hamlin won Wednesday night's race at Darlington Raceway — the Cup Series' second race since returning from a 10-week shutdown — after it was called with 20 laps remaining because of rain. The red flag came minutes after Chase Elliott's crash when he was spun by Kyle Busch while they were fighting for second place.

LAST YEAR: Martin Truex Jr. led 116 laps to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four years following his victory in 2016. Truex also finished second in 2018 and third in 2017.

Martin Truex Jr. takes the checker flag to win the 2019 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo: Jim Dedmon, USA TODAY Sports)

ENTRY LIST: Forty cars are entered in Sunday's race (with car number, driver, manufacturer and organization):

(00) Quin Houff, Chevrolet, StarCom Racing

(1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, Chip Ganassi Racing

(2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, Team Penske

(3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing

(4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

(6) Ryan Newman, Ford, Roush Fenway Racing

(7) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, Tommy Baldwin Racing

(8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing

(9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports

(10) Aric Almirola, Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

(11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing

(12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, Team Penske

(13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, Germain Racing

(14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

(15) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, Premium Motorsports

(17) Chris Buescher, Ford, Roush Fenway Racing

(18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing

(19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing

(20) Erik Jones, Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing

(21) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, Wood Brothers Racing

(22) Joey Logano, Ford, Team Penske

(24) William Byron, Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports

(27) Gray Gaulding, Ford, Rick Ware Racing

(32) Corey LaJoie, Ford, Go Fas Racing

(34) Michael McDowell, Ford, Front Row Motorsports

(37) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, JTG Daugherty Racing

(38) John Hunter Nemechek, Ford, Front Row Motorsports

(41) Cole Custer, Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

(42) Matt Kenseth, Chevrolet, Chip Ganassi Racing

(43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, Richard Petty Motorsports

(47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, JTG Daugherty Racing

(48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports

(51) Joey Gase, Ford, Petty Ware Racing

(52) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, Rick Ware Racing

(66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, MBM Motorsports

(77) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, Spire Motorsports

(78) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, BJ McLeod Motorsports

(88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports

(95) Christopher Bell, Toyota, Leavine Family Racing

(96) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Silverstone’s hopes of staging two F1 races this summer dealt huge blow by Govt

Formula One's hopes of hosting two races at Silverstone this summer have been dealt a huge blow after the Government outlined its strict quarantine measures.

Home Secretary Priti Patel yesterday announced that all arrivals from June 8 must self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in the UK.

F1 chiefs are desperate to kick off the season in July with back-to-back races in Austria before hosting two showdowns at the home of the British Grand Prix.

The dates being considered for behind-closed-doors races at Silverstone were July 26 and August 2 – but they were waiting on the green light from Boris Johnson.

The sport's supremos were hoping to avoid the quarantine rules after including only a one-week break between the Austria and UK races in their proposed schedule.

But a Silverstone showdown now seems unlikely after the new rules were laid out to the nation yesterday, with F1 personnel denied exemption for now.

The legislation is due to be reviewed after three weeks.

An F1 spokesperson said: "We have been working closely with government on the implications of the policy for Formula 1 and Silverstone.

"Those discussions are ongoing at this time with the aim of finding a solution with safety as our first priority.”

F1 have drawn up a masterplan to make sure races are safe to host without fans – including keeping teams apart, staying in separate hotels and testing them at circuits every two days.

Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle says he "remains optimistic" that F1 can prove their framework is safe and a British GP will take place this summer despite yesterday's blow.

"It's a very complex sport to get going because it's a global championship with a huge logistical tail," Pringle told Sky Sports.

"So Formula 1 does need to know that it can set off on its global travel and be able to come in and out of its home base.

"I am very clear that the importance of the industry is understood by government. I remain very optimistic that they will find a way.

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Daniel Ricciardo recalls most emotional moments throughout tumultuous Formula 1 career

Since his Formula 1 debut in 2011, Daniel Ricciardo has endured the ups and downs of professional sport.

From the triumph of his maiden victory at the Canadian Grand Prix to his disastrous debut for Renault at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, the 30-year-old’s career has been an emotional rollercoaster.

Ricciardo has evidently been feeling nostalgic while in lockdown, and in the latest edition of “Dan’s Diary”, he reminisced about the races which have left a lasting emotional impact.

There are no prizes for guessing which F1 moment evoked the most anger for Ricciardo. After claiming pole position at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix, he slipped to second spot because of a shambolic a pit stop error, opening the door for Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton to win the event.

“Even four years on, I remember this day in so much detail. It’s like a video in my mind,” Ricciardo wrote.

“I can picture myself driving through the corner before the tunnel and that pit stop … I was so angry.

“I didn’t want to talk to anyone afterwards. I certainly didn’t want any sympathy. It was just pure rage.

Daniel Ricciardo was seething after the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.Source:Getty Images

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“I remember standing on the podium with Lewis. He’d won a race that I had under control. I just didn’t want to be there.

“I had a moment of clarity in the media pen afterwards where I thought that if finishing second at Monaco is the worst day in my life, then I should probably wake up. So that was when the anger started to turn into disappointment.”

However, Ricciardo redeemed himself two years later by winning in Monaco in 2018, which remains his most recent F1 victory. The West Australian considers that win the most relieved he’s ever felt in F1.

“The main feeling was sheer relief that this time I didn’t have it taken from me,” Ricciardo said.

“That Sunday night, I was just burned out. It was more a massive exhale than anything else.”

The 2018 Monaco Grand Prix remains Daniel Ricciardo’s most recent Formula 1 victory.Source:Getty Images

A few years earlier, Ricciardo finished sixth at the 2014 German Grand Prix, narrowly trumped by Fernando Alonso for a spot in the top five. Although the result wasn’t necessarily remarkable, Ricciardo believed it signified the moment he gained the respect of his Spanish rival.

“I felt like I hadn’t earned Alonso’s respect until that day. I still had a point to prove with him,” Ricciardo wrote.

“He came out of the pits behind me on fresher tyres and cruised past me on the straight, but he left the door open, probably not expecting me to try to re-pass, so I went for it.

“We had this cat and mouse game after that for the next handful of laps, and it was big to show him that I was prepared to put up a fight on inferior tyres while keeping it clean.

“He said some nice things about me afterwards, so I think he looked at me differently after that.”

Daniel Ricciardo before the 2018 United States Grand Prix.Source:Getty Images

Ricciardo also revisited the infamous door-punch incident in Austin following the 2018 United States Grand Prix. After qualifying fifth, the Australian retired within the opening 10 laps due to a battery concern.

“I was dark after that one,” Ricciardo wrote. “I put my first through my drivers’ room door and didn’t hang around after the race.”

Six days later, Ricciardo bounced back and claimed pole position in Mexico City. However, tragedy struck the Red Bull star again, a hydraulics problem removing him from Sunday’s race with 10 laps remaining.

“Sunday was pretty miserable,” Ricciardo wrote.

“Before the lights went out, there were problems finding the engine revs for the start, so the start was terrible, but I’d turn it around with a long stint on the supersoft to get myself into a position to be second, and then the car stopped a few laps from the end.

“Those two weeks … Let’s say I didn’t enjoy my job.”

On Thursday, McLaren confirmed Ricciardo had signed with the team for the 2021 season, ending his two-year stint at Renault.

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Mercedes at war over teaming Sebastian Vettel with Lewis Hamilton for 2021 F1 season

Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 F1 season and that has led to much discussion as to where his next destination could be. The German has been linked with Mercedes if he chooses to hold off on retiring from the sport.

There are not many spaces on the F1 grid but Valtteri Bottas has not signed a contract at the team for next year yet.

Neither has Lewis Hamilton but the Brit is almost certain to agree to new terms at the current world champions.

F1 journalist Giuliano Duchessa now claims Vettel is wanted at Mercedes by their parent company.

“The Daimler Board is pushing hard to put Vettel under a 2021 contract,” Duchessa claimed on Twitter.

But Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has admitted he would prefer to back youth though with the likes of Williams driver George Russell part of their programme.

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“Sebastian is a great driver, with a great personality and an asset to any Formula 1 team,” said Wolff.

“With a view to the future, we are primarily committed to loyalty to our current Mercedes drivers, but of course we cannot ignore this development.”

Vettel is one of the best drivers in the history of the sport and is a four-time world champion.

However, last season he was beaten by Charles Leclerc at Ferrari which has led to the Prancing Horse looking to the future.

Carlos Sainz has agreed to join from McLaren, whole Daniel Riccardo will say goodbye to Renault and replace the Spaniard.

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That leaves a vacancy at the French team but Fernando Alonso has been heavily linked with an F1 return and that particular seat.

That could leave Vettel looking at a seat at Mercedes or retirement from F1 unless he is satisfied with racing for a smaller team.

German motor racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck thinks Vettel will retire at the end of the year if he is not offered a seat to drive alongside Hamilton at Mercedes.

He told Servus TV: “Ultimately, only [Vettel] knows whether and how things will go on.

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“But he will not sit in a second-class car – he certainly doesn’t need that. Then again there are not so many options.

“Changing to Mercedes? Nobody knows what’s going on there.

“I can imagine that Vettel has really enjoyed this break at home with his family. He’s not a character like Alonso who does absolutely everything.

“If Vettel doesn’t see a good alternative, then I consider the chance that he will stop to be relatively high. That would be an absolute disaster.”

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When will NASCAR Xfinity race at Darlington start? Rain forces postponement

UPDATE: The race has been postponed to noon ET Thursday, NASCAR announced.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The start of Tuesday night’s Toyota 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway is under a weather delay. Rain in the region has postponed the scheduled 6 p.m. ET start. Track and NASCAR personnel are in the process of drying the historic 1.366-mile oval with the hopes of getting the race started later Tuesday evening.

JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson, who won the season-opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona, drew the pole position for Tuesday’s race and will start alongside teammate Michael Annett. Xfinity Series points leader Harrison Burton will start 12th alongside Stewart-Haas Racing driver Chase Briscoe, who trails Burton by three points in the standings.

As with the two NASCAR Cup Series races being held at Darlington this week, there was no qualifying nor practice sessions for Tuesday’s race. No fans will be in attendance and the teams and essential NASCAR personnel are maintaining strict social distancing.

The trio of Darlington races — Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race won by Kevin Harvick, Tuesday’s Xfinity Series race and a second NASCAR Cup Series race moved up to 6 p.m. ET Wednesday — mark the return of competition in an adjusted schedule.

Teams will move to the NASCAR Charlotte hub later in the week, with four races slated for Charlotte Motor Speedway, including a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races (Sunday and Wednesday) and an Xfinity (Monday) and Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series race (Tuesday).

Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service. This article has been updated with NASCAR announcing a postponement of the race.

 

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Toto Wolff reveals one reason he may sign Sebastian Vettel as Lewis Hamilton team-mate

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has explained the benefits his side could gain from signing Sebastian Vettel from next season. However, the Austrian is unlikely to partner Lewis Hamilton with such a strong team-mate.

The Silver Arrows are desperate to help Hamilton surpass Michael Schumacher’s seven world titles, which he can equal this year.

But the Brit, alongside team-mate Valtteri Bottas, are out of contract at the end of the season.

Vettel has announced he will leave Ferrari and Wolff may look to partner him with Hamilton from 2021.

“Of course a German driver in a German car is a good marketing story,” he told Austrian broadcaster ORF.

“At Mercedes, however, we are purely focused on success, but Sebastian is of course someone who is really good.”

Vettel won four world titles with Red Bull but struggled to provide a strong enough challenge for Hamilton in recent years.

Therefore, Wolff is more likely to promote young star George Russell to a Mercedes seat over the 32-year-old.

“For us, the question is what to do about George Russell,” Wolff added. “That’s one option. Then there is also the Sebastian Vettel option.

“But that is not first on our agenda, because we have to concentrate on our own driver programme.”

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Wolff feels it was strange timing how Vettel announced he will be leaving Ferrari with a full F1 season still to take place.

The Austrian wants to make sure he does not make that mistake with his team when deciding how if he will hand Bottas a contract extension.

“We’re certainly not putting ourselves in that position,” Wolff said.

“It’s a bit difficult to manage when you’re driving one year with a driver who will be in a rival team next year,” he explained.

“What do you do with innovation and learning when you know that a driver can use that against you next year?

“That’s why all the teams that have announced this hastily are in a difficult situation that we don’t want to get into.”

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Jimmie Johnson loses control, crashes just before potential Stage 1 win at Darlington

Jimmie Johnson held a lead at the end of the first stage of NASCAR’s Real Heroes 400 race at Darlington on Sunday before losing control of his car.

Johnson touched the back of Chris Buescher’s No. 17 car and spun into the opposite wall. The crash ended his day.

Johnson was dismayed at the way his promising afternoon ended, feeling he wasted a chance at a strong result in the sport’s return amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Gosh, what I would do to get that corner back,” Johnson said.

William Byron pushed ahead to win Stage 1 after Johnson’s crash.

Johnson entered Sunday in fifth place in the Cup Series standings with two top-10 finishes in his first four races.

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NASCAR at Darlington live race updates, results, highlights from the Real Heroes 400

Two long, dreary months without live, real-life NASCAR racing have passed, but the action will finally start back up on Sunday with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway.

It won’t be quite the same as your typical NASCAR race. There won’t be any cheering fans drunk out of their mind — at least not in the grandstands. Teams will also have a limited amount of personnel and must adhere to NASCAR’s new safety guidelines, which includes wearing masks. But still, racing is back.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race in Darlington, S.C., to resume the 2020 season. Follow below for complete results from the Real Heroes 400. 

NASCAR at Darlington live updates, highlights from Real Heroes 400

5:45 p.m. — Caution comes out at 154 as debris from one of the banners is caught on Tyler Reddick. It was originally caught on Denny Hamlin, but he was able to get it off with help from Clint Bowyer, though it unfortunately flew off and landed on Reddick’s car. Wild stuff.

5:41 p.m. — We’re through 148 laps, past the halfway point, so if any rain comes the race will be official. Harvick, Bowman and Kurt Busch make up the top three.

5:33 p.m. — After 130 laps, Kevin Harvick leads. Alex Bowman in second, Denny Hamlin in third. There’s 163 laps left, 45 left in Stage 2.

5:25 p.m. — Yellow flag is up on lap 125 after Daniel Suarez spins out. No contact as he loses a tire, so he should be able to continue.

5:20 p.m. — Kevin Harvick is at the front of the restart to start lap 117. Alex Bowman in second, Kurt Busch in third and Denny Hamlin in fourth.

5:13 p.m. — Another caution out as William Byron loses control and bumps the outside wall.

5:07 p.m. — Kevin Harvick takes the lead off the restart, Alex Bowman in second and William Byron in third.

4:56 p.m. — Oh no. Jimmie Johnson spins out on the last lap in Stage 1. William Byron wins Stage 1.

4:54 p.m. — Five laps left in Stage 1, Johnson still leads. Byron up to second, Hamlin up to third.

4:51 p.m. — Finally some action at the front: Jimmie Johnson passes Alex Bowman to take the lead with nine laps to go in Stage 1. William Byron is in third, Denny Hamlin in fourth.

4:32 p.m. — After 45 laps we’re half way through Stage 1: Alex Bowman has taken the lead, Jimmie Johnson in second, Brad Keselowski down in third.

4:28 p.m. — Competition yellow is complete and the green flag is back up as teams have had a chance to make adjustments to their cars.

4:15 p.m. — After 30 laps, Brad Keselowski still leads with Kevin Harvick right behind him. Denny Hamlin up to third, Jimmie Johnson in fourth. Competition yellow is up now.

4:08 p.m. — Kyle Busch has already moved up 15 spots from 40th up to 25th after 15 laps. Impressive start following the setback.

4:06 p.m. — Brad Keselowski leads after 10 laps, Kevin Harvick in second and Jimmie Johnson in third.

4:03 p.m. — We’ll try this again, green flag comes back up for lap No. 7.

3:56 p.m. — It took about 15 seconds for the first wreck of the afternoon. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. loses control around turn two and crashes into the inside wall. He’s definitely done for the day.

3:56 p.m. — Green flag is finally waving and NASCAR is back!

3:52 p.m. — Kyle Busch’s car failed pre-race inspection twice, meaning he’ll lose his fourth-place spot and start at the rear.

3:44 p.m. — “Drivers, start your engines.” A nice tribute to the healthcare workers putting themselves on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. As they say in racing, let’s do that racing.

3:37 p.m. — Clint Bowyer provides fans with a little pre-race laugh during an interview with Jeff Gordon. “Patience, grasshopper.”

3:20 p.m. — All drivers have passed screening and will start the race, per FOX’s Bob Pockrass.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The NASCAR race at Darlington on May 17 is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Of the seven NASCAR races currently scheduled across all three national series in the span of 11 days, Sunday’s event at Darlington is the only “day” race. Although, with a race distance of 400 miles, chances are Sunday’s event will end under the lights.

Fox will broadcast five of the nine NASCAR Cup Series races currently on the revised schedule. The other four Cup races will broadcast live on FS1.

NASCAR starting lineup at Darlington

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