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How to watch, bet, and more for NASCAR restart at Darlington

NASCAR is back at Darlington to restart the suspended 2020 Cup Series season. We break down everything you need to know to watch Sunday’s race, including how to watch on TV and via live stream, and what you can bet on.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500

NASCAR is officially set to restart its 2020 Cup Series season on Sunday, May 17th with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The race gets underway at 3:30 p.m. on FOX with a live stream at FOX Sports Live. It marks the first race since the season was suspended following the March 8th FanShield 500.

Who has the pole position?

Brad Keselowski will be on the pole, with Alex Bowman joining him on the front row. There was no qualifying for the race, but rather a random draw based on current points standings. The first 12 spots were randomly assigned to the top 12 points teams, spots 13-24 were randomly assigned to the teams ranked 13-24 in points, and the same for sports 25-36. The final four spots were filled by open, non-chartered teams in order of owner points.

Who are the favorites?

Kyle Busch is the favorite on race day at DraftKings Sportsbook at +550. He is followed by Denny Hamlin (+650), Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski (+700 each), and Joey Logano (+850).

Who does the public like?

Denny Hamlin is getting the most money at DraftKings Sportsbook, with 12 percent of the handle, followed by Kyle Busch at 11%. Busch is getting the largest percentage of bets at 9%, followed by Hamlin at 8%. Longer odds getting bet include Jimmie Johnson (5% of both), Ryan Blaney (4% of both), and Kurt Busch (4% handle, 3% bets).

What can I bet on?

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a host of wagers. You can bet on who will win, and who will finish in the top 3, top 5, and top 10. The prop bets available include matchups of driver vs. driver, winners of stage 1 and 2, car number, manufacturer and team of race winner, top car by manufacturer, best finish in each of six groups of four racers, and grid position of the race winner.

What are the current Cup Series standings?

Kevin Harvick leads the pack with 164 points, and is one point ahead of Joey Logano. Chase Elliott is third, Alex Bowman is fourth, and Jimmie Johnson rounds out the top five.

How can I watch the event?

Start time: 3:30 p.m.
Channels: FOX
Live stream: FOX Sports Live, fuboTV

What is the race order?

Real Heroes 400 race order at Darlington

Starting spot Driver Car # Team
Starting spot Driver Car # Team
1 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
2 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
3 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
7 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
8 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
10 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
13 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
14 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
15 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
18 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
19 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
20 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
22 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
24 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
25 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
27 Quin Houff 0 Starcom Racing
28 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
29 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
30 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
31 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
32 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
33 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
34 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
35 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
36 Reed Sorenson 77 Spire Motorsports
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 MBM Motorsports
39 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
40 Josh Bilicki 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing