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NASCAR at Daytona 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather for Coke Zero Sugar 400 – USA TODAY

NASCAR at Daytona 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather for Coke Zero Sugar 400 – USA TODAY
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It’s race day at Daytona International Speedway, and we’ve got all the information you need to get ready for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400, the 18th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:

START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 7:40 p.m. ET.

U.S. Air Force General John Raymond, Commander of the Air Force Space Command, will instruct drivers to start their engines at 7:28 p.m. ET.

TV: NBC. Pre-race broadcast begins at 7 p.m. ET. 

RADIOMotor Racing NetworkSTREAMING: For those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider’s credentials, you can watch at stream.nbcsports.com

RACE DISTANCE: 160 laps around the 2.5-mile oval for a total of 400 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 40, Stage 2: 40, Stage 3: 80.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: United States Air Force Captain John McKinney will perform the national anthem at 7:18 p.m. ET, followed by a flyover by two F-22’s from the 43rd Fighter Squadron of Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida.

WEATHER: The Weather Channel is forecasting cloudy skies with temperatures around 80 degrees for the green flag and dipping into the mid 70s after sundown. There is a 15-20% chance of rain and the humidity will be sweltering at around 90%. 

LAST TIME: Erik Jones scored his first career NASCAR Cup Series win after leading only one lap, the final lap of the second overtime. Jones edged Martin Truex Jr. by 0.125 seconds. Back in February in the Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin led 30 laps to nip Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch by 0.138 seconds to win the season opener.

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LINEUPJoey Logano will start on the pole after qualifying was canceled when lightning was detected near the 2½-mile track, shutting down car inspections and other track activities. Officials set the lineup by owner points.

Here is the lineup for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 (car number in parentheses):

1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford

2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota

3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford

4. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford

5. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota

6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

7. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet

8. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet

9. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet

10. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford

11. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford

12. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

13. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet

14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

15. (41) Daniel Suarez, Ford

16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford

17. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota

18. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford

19. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford

20. (21) Paul Menard, Ford

21. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

22. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet

23. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet

24. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet

25. (95) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota

26. (47) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet

27. (38) David Ragan, Ford

28. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford

29. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet

30. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford

31. (36) Matt Tifft, Ford

32. (15) Quin Houff, Chevrolet

33. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet

34. (77) Justin Haley, Chevrolet

35. (51) BJ McLeod, Ford

36. (96) Parker Kligerman, Toyota

37. (52) JJ Yeley, Ford

38. (27) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet

39. (62) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet

40. (53) Joey Gase, Chevrolet

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2019/07/06/daytona-coke-zero-sugar-400-start-time-tv-schedule-lineup/1662670001/

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