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NASCAR at Pocono 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather for Gander Outdoors 400

It’s race day at Pocono Raceway, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Gander Outdoors 400, the 21st race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:

START TIME: 3 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 3:18 p.m. ET.

Brian Quinn, representing Gander RV, will instruct drivers to start their engines at 3:07 p.m. ET.

TV: NBCSN. Pre-race broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.

RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: For those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider's credentials, you can watch at stream.nbcsports.com. 

RACE DISTANCE: 160 laps around the 2.5-mile track for a total of 400 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 50, Stage 2: 50, Stage 3: 60.

Kyle Busch will attempt to win his third consecutive NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway. (Photo: Matthew OHaren, USA TODAY Sports)

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Ellen Kane will perform the anthem at 3:01 p.m. ET, followed by a flyover by four F-16C Fighting Falcons of the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard.

WEATHER: Pretty ideal. The Weather Channel is calling for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 80s, dropping down to the high 70s closer to the checkered flag. There is a 25-35% chance of precipitation and a small possibility of isolated thunderstorms.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch has won the most recent two races at "The Tricky Triangle." On June 2, Busch led 79 laps, topping Brad Keselowski by 2.224 seconds. And one year ago on July 29, Busch led 52 laps, topping Daniel Suarez in overtime by 1.788 seconds. Suarez's runner-up finish is his best career result in the Cup Series.

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LINEUP: Kevin Harvick followed up his first win of the season, last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, by taking the top qualifying spot. Harvick will be joined on the front row by reigning series champion Joey Logano.

Here is the lineup for the Gander Outdoors 400 (car number in parentheses):

1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford

2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford

3. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford

4. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota

5. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota

8. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

9. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet

10. (41) Daniel Suarez, Ford

11. (19) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota

12. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

13. (95) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota

14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford

15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet

16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford

17. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford

18. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford

19. (38) David Ragan, Ford

20. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford

21. (21) Paul Menard, Ford

22. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet

23. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet

24. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford

25. (47) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet

26. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet

27. (36) Matt Tifft, Ford

28. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet

29. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet

30. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford

31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet

32. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet

33. (53) Josh Bilicki, Chevrolet

34. (51) BJ McLeod, Ford

35. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet

36. (27) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet

37. (77) Quin Houff, Chevrolet

38. (52) Austin Theriault, Ford

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