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Sport NASCAR at Darlington live race updates, results, highlights from the Real Heroes 400

22:40  17 may  2020
22:40  17 may  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  Answering 15 questions about NASCAR's return to racing during the COVID-19 crisis NASCAR is back. For the first time since early March, NASCAR is hitting the race track again after missing eight races because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The premier Cup Series last real-life race — not the virtual ones NASCAR drivers have been competing in thanks to iRacing during the coronavirus hiatus — was March 8 at Phoenix Raceway, and its next one is scheduled for Sunday at Darlington Raceway. But several factors were considered in order for NASCAR to actually come back.

Two long, dreary months without live, real-life NASCAR racing have passed, but the action will finally start back up on Sunday with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway.

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It won't be quite the same as your typical NASCAR race. There won't be any cheering fans drunk out of their mind — at least not in the grandstands. Teams will also have a limited amount of personnel and must adhere to NASCAR's new safety guidelines, which includes wearing masks. But still, racing is back.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR's race in Darlington, S.C., to resume the 2020 season. Follow below for complete results from the Real Heroes 400.

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NASCAR at Darlington live updates, highlights from Real Heroes 400

(Updates will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET. All times are Eastern.)

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Date: Sunday, May 17
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: Fox
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The NASCAR race at Darlington on May 17 is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Of the seven NASCAR races currently scheduled across all three national series in the span of 11 days, Sunday's event at Darlington is the only "day" race. Although, with a race distance of 400 miles, chances are Sunday's event will end under the lights.

Fox will broadcast five of the nine NASCAR Cup Series races currently on the revised schedule. The other four Cup races will broadcast live on FS1.

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NASCAR starting lineup at Darlington

Pos. (Car No.) Driver Manufacturer
1 (2) Brad Keselowski Ford
2 (88) Alex Bowman Chevrolet
3 (21) Matt DiBenedetto Ford
4 (18) Kyle Busch Toyota
5 (10) Aric Almirola Ford
6 (4) Kevin Harvick Ford
7 (12) Ryan Blaney Ford
8 (48) Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
9 (22) Joey Logano Ford
10 (11) Denny Hamlin Toyota
11 (9) Chase Elliott Chevrolet
12 (42) Matt Kenseth Chevrolet
13 (14) Clint Bowyer Ford
14 (41) Cole Custer Ford
15 (19) Martin Truex Jr. Toyota
16 (3) Austin Dillon Chevrolet
17 (43) Bubba Wallace Chevrolet
18 (24) William Byron Chevrolet
19 (32) Corey LaJoie Ford
20 (20) Erik Jones Toyota
21 (6) Ryan Newman Ford
22 (1) Kurt Busch Chevrolet
23 (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet
24 (17) Chris Buescher Ford
25 (37) Ryan Preece Chevrolet
26 (53) Garrett Smithley Ford
27 (00) Quin Houff Chevrolet
28 (95) Christopher Bell Toyota
29 (8) Tyler Reddick Chevrolet
30 (27) J.J. Yeley Ford
31 (34) Michael McDowell Ford
32 (51) Joey Gase Ford
33 (13) Ty Dillon Chevrolet
34 (38) John Hunter Nemechek Ford
35 (15) Brennan Poole Chevrolet
36 (77) Reed Sorenson Chevrolet
37 (96) Daniel Suarez Toyota
38 (66) Timmy Hill Toyota
39 (78) BJ McLeod Chevrolet
40 (7) Josh Bilicki Chevrolet

Busch passes Cindric in OT to win Xfinity race at Charlotte .
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch normally celebrates his victories by climbing on top of his race car and bowing to the crowd. But with no fans in attendance at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday night due to the coronavirus pandemic, Busch passed on the tradition after driving past Austin Cindric on the final lap of overtime to claim his 97th career Xfinity Series win.''It kinda felt a little odd,'' Busch said. ''I guess I could have bowed to the camera.''After a crash involving several cars sent the race into overtime, Cindric had a great restart in overtime and overtook Busch for the lead starting from the inside lane.

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