Two lengthy, dreary months with out reside, real-life NASCAR racing have handed, however the motion will lastly begin again up on Sunday with the Actual Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway.
It will not be fairly the identical as your typical NASCAR race. There will not be any cheering followers drunk out of their thoughts — no less than not within the grandstands. Groups can even have a restricted quantity of personnel and should adhere to NASCAR’s new security tips, which incorporates sporting masks. However nonetheless, racing is again.
Sporting Information is monitoring reside updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race in Darlington, S.C., to renew the 2020 season. Comply with under for full outcomes from the Actual Heroes 400.
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NASCAR at Darlington reside updates, highlights from Actual Heroes 400
5:59 p.m. — Christopher Bell spins out and we’ve got one other warning on lap 174, solely 11 laps to go in Stage 2.
5:54 p.m. — We’re lastly again beneath inexperienced on lap 161; Kevin Harvick nonetheless leads, Brad Keselowski up into second, Martin Truex Jr. in third.
5:45 p.m. — Warning comes out at 154 as particles from one of many banners is caught on Tyler Reddick. It was initially caught on Denny Hamlin, however he was capable of get it off with assist from Clint Bowyer, although it sadly flew off and landed on Reddick’s automotive. Wild stuff.
5:41 p.m. — We’re via 148 laps, previous the midway level, so if any rain comes the race can be official. Harvick, Bowman and Kurt Busch make up the highest 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 ought to be capable to proceed.
5:20 p.m. — Kevin Harvick is on the entrance of the restart to start out lap 117. Alex Bowman in second, Kurt Busch in third and Denny Hamlin in fourth.
5:13 p.m. — One other warning out as William Byron loses management and bumps the surface 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 final lap in Stage 1. William Byron wins Stage 1.
4:54 p.m. — 5 laps left in Stage 1, Johnson nonetheless leads. Byron as much as second, Hamlin as much as third.
4:51 p.m. — Lastly some motion on the entrance: Jimmie Johnson passes Alex Bowman to take the lead with 9 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 approach via Stage 1: Alex Bowman has taken the lead, Jimmie Johnson in second, Brad Keselowski down in third.
4:28 p.m. — Competitors yellow is full and the inexperienced flag is again up as groups have had an opportunity to make changes to their automobiles.
4:15 p.m. — After 30 laps, Brad Keselowski nonetheless leads with Kevin Harvick proper behind him. Denny Hamlin as much as third, Jimmie Johnson in fourth. Competitors yellow is up now.
4:08 p.m. — Kyle Busch has already moved up 15 spots from 40th as much as 25th after 15 laps. Spectacular begin 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 do this once more, inexperienced flag comes again up for lap No. 7.
3:56 p.m. — It took about 15 seconds for the primary wreck of the afternoon. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. loses management round flip two and crashes into the within wall. He is positively completed for the day.
3:56 p.m. — Inexperienced flag is lastly waving and NASCAR is again!
3:52 p.m. — Kyle Busch’s automotive failed pre-race inspection twice, which means he’ll lose his fourth-place spot and begin on the rear.
3:44 p.m. — “Drivers, begin your engines.” A pleasant tribute to the healthcare employees placing themselves on the entrance traces of the struggle in opposition to COVID-19. As they are saying in racing, let’s do this racing.
3:37 p.m. — Clint Bowyer offers followers with just a little pre-race chuckle throughout an interview with Jeff Gordon. “Endurance, grasshopper.”
3:20 p.m. — All drivers have handed screening and can begin the race, per FOX’s Bob Pockrass.
What time does the NASCAR race begin right now?
The NASCAR race at Darlington on Could 17 is scheduled to start out at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Of the seven NASCAR races at present scheduled throughout all three nationwide sequence within the span of 11 days, Sunday’s occasion at Darlington is the one “day” race. Though, with a race distance of 400 miles, likelihood is Sunday’s occasion will finish beneath the lights.
Fox will broadcast 5 of the 9 NASCAR Cup Sequence races at present on the revised schedule. The opposite 4 Cup races will broadcast reside on FS1.
MORE: Up to date NASCAR schedule for 2020
NASCAR beginning lineup at Darlington
|15||(19)||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota|
|23||(47)||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Chevrolet|
|34||(38)||John Hunter Nemechek||Ford|