What time and channel is the NASCAR race at Darlington

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin with the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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What time is the NASCAR race?

The 2021 playoffs begin at Darlington Raceway with a crown jewel event no less -- the Southern 500. Kyle Larson enters the race as the top seed in the reset standings ahead of Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr.

  • Race: Southern 500
  • Date: Sunday, September 5th, 2021
  • Start time: 6 p.m. EST.
  • Location: Darlington Raceway

Blaney is on a hot streak entering the playoffs, fresh off back-to-back victories. He will also start from pole position Sunday. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick have enjoyed the most success at Darlington with three wins each. However, Truex is the most recent winner after taking the checkered flag at Darlington in May of this year.

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What channel is the NASCAR race?

  • TV Channel: NBC (TSN in Canada)
  • Radio Station: Motor Racing Network (MRN)
  • Green flag: 6:18 pm EST.
  • Location: Darlington Raceway
  • Stages: 115-115-137 (367)

NASCAR Southern 500 Starting Lineup

Start pos. Driver Team
1 Ryan Blaney Team Penske
2 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
3 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing
4 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
5 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports
6 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports
7 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing
8 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing
9 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
10 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Joey Logano Team Penske
12 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
13 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing
14 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports
15 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports
16 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
17 Bubba Wallace 23XI Racing
18 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing
19 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing
20 Justin Haley Spire Motorsports
21 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing
22 Erik Jones Richard Petty Motorsports
23 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing
24 Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing
25 Corey LaJoie Spire Motorsports
26 Daniel Suarez TrackHouse Racing
27 BJ McLeod Live Fast Motorsports
28 Josh Bilicki Rick Ware Racing
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing
30 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing
31 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing
32 Anthony Alfredo Front Row Motorsports
33 Cody Ware Petty Ware Racing
34 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing
35 Joey Gase Rick Ware Racing
36 James Davison Rick Ware Racing
37 Quin Houff StarCom Racing
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