The NASCAR Cup Series lastly returned from a two-month hiatus Sunday with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway, and the motion will proceed in Darlington on Wednesday with the Toyota 500.
Kevin Harvick gained Sunday’s race on “the track too tough to tame” and can begin in the center of the pack in 20th place. Ryan Preece, who completed 20th in the Real Heroes 400, will begin on the pole for the Toyota 500.
Any doubts about how NASCAR may function in an atmosphere with out followers due to the COVID-19 pandemic had been dispelled Sunday. Teams had been nonetheless in a position to get their jobs accomplished whereas sustaining social distancing procedures and followers had been in a position to take pleasure in the race from the security of their properties.
The solely factor which may derail Wednesday’s race is the climate; based on climate.com, there’s a 90 % likelihood of rain in the Darlington, S.C., space Wednesday night time.
Sporting News is monitoring live updates and lap-by-lap highlights for Wednesday’s NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway. Follow alongside under for outcomes from the Toyota 500.
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NASCAR at Darlington live updates, highlights from Toyota 500
7:15 p.m. — We lastly have a begin time: the National Anthem will play at 7:30 p.m. and the inexperienced flag will fly at 7:50. So a lot for transferring up the begin time…
6:57 p.m. — Another climate replace:
NASCAR is making ready to maneuver the automobiles to pit highway. They’ll accomplish that on the Turn 1 facet of pit highway. Air Titans says they should make a few extra passes by pit exit earlier than they do.
Once the begin gridding automobiles on pit highway, Titans and dryers will work on pit entry.
— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) May 20, 2020
6:11 p.m. — The race has been delayed, nevertheless it’s wanting like they are going to have the ability to get began shortly.
5:38 p.m. — It’s been raining on and off in Darlington, however there’s hope that issues may clear up quickly.
What time does the NASCAR race begin at the moment?
The authentic begin time for Wednesday’s race at Darlington was 7:30 p.m. ET, however NASCAR officers moved it as much as 6 p.m. attributable to the menace of inclement climate. The race will transfer to 7 p.m. ET Thursday whether it is postponed.
MORE: Latest climate updates for Darlington
NASCAR beginning lineup at Darlington
Here is the full beginning lineup:
|1||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|2||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|three||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|four||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|6||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|eight||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|9||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10||Austin Dillon||three||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|12||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|13||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Tyler Reddick||eight||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|17||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|18||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||Kevin Harvick||four||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|22||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|23||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|24||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Family Racing|
|25||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|26||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|27||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|28||Gray Gaulding||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|29||JJ Yeley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|31||Corey LaJoie||32||Go Fas Racing|
|32||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|33||Timmy Hill||66||MBM Motorsports|
|34||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|35||Quin Houff||00||Starcom Racing|
|36||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|38||BJ McLeod||78||BJ McLeod Motorsports|
|39||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|