NASCAR Bristol 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather information for Food City 500

It’s race day at Bristol Motor Speedway, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Food City 500, the eighth race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:

START TIME: 2 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 2:08 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allison will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:02 p.m. ET. Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip, who announced Thursday that he will be retiring from the Fox broadcast booth this summer, will wave the green flag.

TV: Fox Sports 1. Pre-race broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.

RADIO: Performance Racing Network. STREAMING: Fox Sports Go.

RACE DISTANCE: 500 laps around the 0.533-mile track for a total of 266.5 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 125, Stage 2: 125, Stage 3: 250.

Chase Elliott will start on the pole for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Randy Sartin, USA TODAY Sports)

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Country recording artist and musician Karen Waldrup will perform the anthem at 1:55 p.m ET, followed by a flyover by four T-38’s from the 469th Flying Training Squadron of Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita, Texas.

WEATHER: Iffy. The Weather Channel is calling for a 35 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms for the race's start, with that percentage increasing up to 50 percent by 5 p.m., before transitioning to cloudy skies with rain under 15 percent the rest of the night.

LAST TIME: Kurt Busch won the Bristol Night Race last August, edging Kyle Larson by 0.367 seconds to win for the sixth time at the track. And one year ago, Kyle Busch earned his seventh win at Bristol after leading 117 laps and beating Larson by 0..628 seconds.

LINEUP: Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track and the fifth of his Cup Series career. William Byron qualified second to put Hendrick Motorsports on the front row for the second consecutive week after taking the top three spots in qualifying at Texas.

Here is the lineup for the Food City 500 (car number in parentheses):

1. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 131.713 mph.

2. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

3. (12) Ryan Blaney

4. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota

5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

6. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford

7. (22) Joey Logano, Ford

8. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford

9. (21) Paul Menard, Ford

10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

11. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford

13. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford

14. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet

15. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

16. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet

17. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota

18. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford

19. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford

20. (41) Daniel Suarez, Ford

21. (95) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota

22. (38) David Ragan, Ford

23. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota

24. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet

25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet

26. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet

27. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet

28. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet

29. (36) Matt Tifft, Ford

30. (47) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet

31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet

32. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford

33. (51) Gray Gaulding, Ford

34. (52) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet

35. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota

36. (77) Quin Houff, Chevrolet

37. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet

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