NASCAR Cup in New Hampshire: How to watch in the USA, start time, forecast

NASCAR Cup in New Hampshire: How to watch in the USA, start time, forecast

Ten drivers have already secured playoff spots this season, and six places are still up for grabs via points.

With nine races left in the regular season, a win can secure many more playoff spots, adding more pressure to those looking to make the playoffs.

Bubba Wallace heads into Sunday’s Cup race in New Hampshire with the final playoff spot. Joey Logano is the first driver without a playoff spot. He is six points below the cutline. Kyle Busch is 31 points below the cutline. Chase Briscoe is 44 points below the cutline.

Details of Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

(All times Eastern Time)

BEGIN: The order to start the engines will be given at 14:25. The green flag is to be waved at 14:35.

BEFORE THE RACE: The garage opens at 11:30 a.m. … The drivers’ meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. … Driver introductions will be at 1:45 p.m. The invocation will be at 2:17 p.m. by Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach. … The Canadian National Anthem will be performed at 2:18 p.m. by Todd Angilly, the official anthem singer of the Boston Bruins. … Angilly will perform the National Anthem at 2:19 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race consists of 301 laps (318.46 miles) on the 1.058 mile long track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on lap 70. Stage 2 ends on lap 185.

STARTING LINEUP: The cup qualification is scheduled for Saturday, 1:20 p.m.

Television/Radio: USA Network will broadcast the race at 2:30 p.m. … Pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. on USA Network. … Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. … SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.

FORECAST: The weather underground: High temperature 78 degrees and 62% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Martin Truex Jr. won last year, earning his first Cup victory at New Hampshire. Joey Logano finished second. Kyle Larson finished third.