The NASCAR Cup Series regular season is coming to an end, and all eyes will be on Daytona with just one driver playoff spot remaining.
Any driver currently in the top 30 in points without a win can lock up that last spot by taking the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday. Should a playoff driver or a driver not eligible for the playoffs claim first place, then two drivers could grab the final spot on points: Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon.
The two Richard Childress Racing teammates are neck and neck in the standings, with Reddick holding the slight edge, 677-652. If the race comes down to the wire, expect to see these drivers battle it out with the stakes so high.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Daytona on Saturday night. Follow below for complete results from the Coke Zero Sugar 400
NASCAR at Daytona live updates, highlights from Coke Zero Sugar 400
6:45 p.m.: Three drivers, including NASCAR Cup Series leader Kyle Larson, will start in the back of the race after their cars failed pre-race inspection. Larson is still credited as the polesitter for the race.
NASCAR start time today
The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 7:45 p.m. ET.
Because it’s Daytona in the summer, there is a chance that weather will be a factor. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla., is for partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90 degrees during the day, followed by cloudy skies and a low temperature in the high 70s at night. There is the usual chance for showers and thunderstorms. The weather service puts the chances for precipitation at 30 percent during the day and 20 percent at night.
NASCAR starting lineup at Daytona
Here is the complete NASCAR starting lineup for Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
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