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NASCAR Cup: Bristol Motor Speedway green flag moved up hour

BRISTOL, TN – APRIL 13: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, drives during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 13, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

By AMANDA VINCENT

With the threat of rain at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Sunday, NASCAR has moved up the start time of Sunday’s Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race an hour. As a result, the race now is scheduled to take the green flag soon after 1 p.m. ET, a change from the original 2 p.m. scheduled start.

FOX still will provide live TV coverage of the race.

NASCAR rules allow for the sanctioning body to move race start times by as much as an hour in attempts to avoid inclement weather, as long as 24-hour notice is given.

When the race does take the green flag, Kyle Busch, a six-time BMS winners, will start on the pole. His brother, five-time Bristol winner Kurt Busch, qualified second Friday, but as a result of a crash in final practice Saturday, he’ll start in the back in a backup car.

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