American sports returns to the airways Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
Forty drivers are scheduled to participate in the first professional sporting event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While NASCAR is resuming the Cup Series, the Darlington race will be far from ordinary. The Cup Series skipped both practice and qualifying heats. In addition, there will be no fans in the stands.
The race follows the launch of The Real Heroes Project, a collaborative initiative by 14 sports leagues, including NASCAR, to recognize and pay tribute to medical professionals fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting lineups will be set by random draws for charter teams based on owner points.
Here’s what you need to know about the Heroes 400:
What time: The race is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Sunday.
What channel: You can watch on the FOX network and the FOX Sports App.
How long is the race: 400.2 miles
Who is racing: Drivers expected to compete:
Martin Truex Jr.
John Hunter Nemechek
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.