October 2, 2016

Dover’s 2017 Cup Series race start times are earliest in NASCAR

NASCAR announced the 2017 race start times for its three main national touring series on Wednesday, July 27, including for five races on next year’s Dover International Speedway schedule.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 200In the NASCAR Cup Series, the June 4 race will get the green flag at 1 p.m. (FS1) and the Oct. 1 race will start at 2 p.m. (NBCSN).

Dover is one of only two tracks to have a 1 p.m. race on the 2017 schedule, along with the Oct. 29 Martinsville date, and no other track with two NASCAR Cup Series races has earlier starting times than the Monster Mile.

In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the June 3 race will start at 1 p.m. (FS1) and the Sept. 30 race will begin at 3 p.m. (NBCSN).

In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the June 2 race will take the green flag at 5:30 p.m. (FS1).

All of the above races will be broadcast on MRN and Sirius XM radio.

For information on our Sept. 30-Oct. 2 NASCAR tripleheader weekend, click here or call 800-441-RACE.



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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit