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How to watch the Sunday Cup race in Texas: start time, weather and TV information

NASCAR Cup teams are back at Texas Motor Speedway for a race on Sunday afternoon.

This season marks the first time since 2019 that Cup teams will race on the 2.4-mile circuit in the spring. William Byron and Tyler Reddick are the two winners of the Next Gen races in Texas.

The last seven races in Texas were won by different drivers. Jimmie Johnson, who returns to the Cup this weekend, leads all drivers with seven wins in Texas.

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Kyle Busch has four wins in Texas, while Denny Hamlin has three. Austin Dillon, Byron, Larson, Joey Logano and Reddick all have one win in Texas.

Details for Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway

(All times East)

GET STARTED: At 3.32 pm the command is given to start the engines. The green flag waves at 3:43 p.m.

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PRE-RACE: The drivers’ meeting is at 2:35 p.m…. The driver introduction is at 2:55 p.m…. The invocation takes place at 3:24 p.m…. The national anthem is played at 3:25 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race lasts 267 laps (400.5 miles) on the 1.5 mile circuit.

PHASES: Stage 1 ends on lap 80. Stage 2 ends on lap 165.

STARTING LAYOUT: Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 11:20 am

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TV/RADIO: FS1 will air the race at 3:30 p.m…. Pre-race coverage begins with NASCAR RaceDay on FS1 at 2 p.m…. Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 2:30 p.m…. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast .

PREDICTION: Underground again: Partly cloudy skies with a high of 80 degrees and no chance of rain for the start of the Cup race.

LAST TIME: Bubba Wallace started on pole and led 111 of the 267 laps. Tyler Reddick won Stage 2. Kyle Larson led 99 laps and won Stage 2. He crashed on lap 249 while racing Wallace for the lead and finished 31st. Wallace and Chase Briscoe led the field to green for the final restart on lap 262. As they raced each other for the lead, William Byron took advantage by passing both drivers. Byron led the final six laps and scored Hendrick Motorsports’ 300th Cup win. Ross Chastain finished second. Wallace, Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.

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