Start time, lineup, TV, streaming schedule and more for Ally 400

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Middle Tennessee for the first time in more than 30 years and the first time in a decade for any NASCAR national series race.

The last race weekend at Nashville Superspeedway was in 2011, featured only the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series and ended what many considered a failed experiment by Dover Motorsports, which owns the facility.

So, what’s changed? A new commitment by NASCAR to bring stock car racing back to the Music City at the largest concrete-only track — and one of only a few in the entire series.

When races were last run on the 1.33-mile oval, a common complaint was that drivers were hesitant to pass because the traction was not as good on the outside lanes. This time, NASCAR laid down a general resin that is meant to improve the grip across the track and subsequently make it easier to pass — and in turn, make it more exciting for the fans.

Drivers take the green flag for Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race Nashville Superspeedway.

Drivers take the green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race Nashville Superspeedway.

Here’s all the information you need to get ready for Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway:

START TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET. (2:30 p.m. local).

TV: NBCSN. Pre-race broadcast begins approximately at 2:45 p.m. ET (1:45 p.m. local), following the IndyCar race at Road America.

RADIO: Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

STREAMING: NBC Sports website (for those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider) and NBC Sports app.

RACE DISTANCE: 300 laps around the 1.33-mile track in Lebanon, Tennessee for a total of 399 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 90, Stage 2: 95, Stage 3: 115.

QUALIFYING: The lineup will be set following Sunday’s qualifying at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

ENTRY LIST: These are the drivers entered in the Ally 400 with car number (in parentheses), team and manufacturer:

Quin Houff, (00) StarCom Racing, Chevrolet

Kurt Busch (1) Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet

Brad Keselowski (2) Team Penske, Ford

Austin Dillon (3) Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet

Kevin Harvick (4) Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford

Kyle Larson (5) Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet

Ryan Newman (6) Roush Fenway Racing, Ford

Corey Lajoie (7) Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet

Tyler Reddick (8) Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet

Chase Elliott (9) Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet

Aric Almirola (10) Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford

Denny Hamlin (11) Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota

Ryan Blaney (12) Team Penske, Ford

David Starr (13) Motorsports Business Management, Toyota

Chase Briscoe (14) Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford

Joey Gase (15) Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet

Chris Buescher (17) Roush Fenway Racing, Ford

Kyle Busch (18) Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota

Martin Truex Jr. (19) Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota

Christopher Bell (20) Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota

Matt DiBenedetto (21) Wood Brothers Racing, Ford

Joey Logano (22) Team Penske, Ford

Bubba Wallace (23) 23XI Racing, Toyota

William Byron (24) Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet

Michael McDowell (34) Front Row Motorsports, Ford

Ryan Preece (37) JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet

Anthony Alfredo (38) Front Row Motorsports, Ford

Cole Custer (41) Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford

Ross Chastain (42) Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet

Erik Jones (43) Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47) JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet

Alex Bowman (48) Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet

JJ Yeley (51) Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet

Josh Bilicki (52) Rick Ware Racing, Ford

Garrett Smithley (53) Rick Ware Racing, Ford

Chad Finchum (66) Motorsports Business Management, Toyota

Justin Haley (77) Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet

BJ McLeod (78) Live Fast Motorsports, Ford

Daniel Suarez (99) Trackhouse Racing, Toyota

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NASCAR Nashville 2021: Race start time, lineup, TV, streaming schedule

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