The NASCAR Cup Series finally returned from a two-month hiatus Sunday with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway, and the action will continue in Darlington on Wednesday with the Toyota 500.
Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s race on “the track that can’t be tamed” and will start in the middle of the pack in 20th position. Ryan Preece, who finished 20th in the Real Heroes 400, will start on the pole for the Toyota 500.
Any doubts about how NASCAR could operate in an environment without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic were dispelled Sunday. Teams were still able to get their jobs done while maintaining social distancing procedures and fans were able to enjoy the race from the safety of their homes.
The only thing that might derail Wednesday’s race is the weather; according to weather.com, there is a 90 percent chance of rain in the Darlington, S.C., area Wednesday night.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights for Wednesday’s NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway. Follow along below for results from the Toyota 500.
NASCAR at Darlington live updates, highlights from Toyota 500
5:38 p.m. — It’s been raining on and off in Darlington, but there’s hope that things might clear up soon.
(Race begins at 6 p.m. ET)
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
The original start time for Wednesday’s race at Darlington was 7:30 p.m. ET, but NASCAR officials moved it up to 6 p.m. due to the threat of inclement weather. The race will move to 7 p.m. ET Thursday if it is postponed.
NASCAR starting lineup at Darlington
Here is the complete starting lineup:
|1||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|2||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|3||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|4||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|
|8||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|9||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10||Austin Dillon||3||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||8||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||4||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|
Published at Wed, 20 May 2020 21:34:59 +0000