CONCORD, N.C. – This Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway to kick off the 2021 Cup Series playoffs and Hendrick Motorsports is ready to start the journey to try and earn back-to-back championships.
Kyle Larson is eager to revisit the 1.366-mile venue after placing second at the South Carolina track this season in May. With the regular-season championship under his belt, the 29-year-old driver is looking to carry his momentum through the first playoff race.
Teammate Chase Elliott is hoping to continue to perform well at “The Lady in Black,” as well. In his last nine starts at Darlington, Elliott has tallied two top-five finishes, four top-10s, and led 151 laps.
Here is everything you need to know to tune in to Sunday’s playoff race at Darlington.
WHAT TIME ARE PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING?
Since NASCAR is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of the teams and personnel at the track, there will be no practice and no qualifying.
WHAT TIME IS THE RACE?
The race will be on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. ET and be broadcast on NBCSN.
CAN I LISTEN ON THE RADIO?
The race will be available on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
CAN I STREAM ONLINE?
WHAT CHANNEL IS NBCSN?
It varies, but this link allows fans to find the channel by entering their zip code.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Hendrick Motorsports has posted a track record 14 NASCAR Cup Series wins at Darlington Raceway, including 11 in the prestigious Southern 500 – more than any other team. The organization has sent a record six different drivers to victory lane at the track: Jeff Gordon (seven wins), Jimmie Johnson (three), Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte and Mark Martin.