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What time is the 2021 Ally 400 NASCAR race and how long will it last

NASCAR is at the Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday with qualifying and racing. If you’re wondering when the 2021 Ally 400 will start and how long it will last, we’ve got you covered.

 Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Sunday, June 20th with the Ally 400 race at Nashville Superspeedway. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports. You can watch a live stream on NBCSports.com/live.

The day will start with a rare bit of actual qualifying at the track. NASCAR is holding qualifying at eight tracks this year, with Nashville the latest. Qualifying will get started at 11:05 a.m. and will also air on NBC Sports. Each driver will run a lap and the fastest will claim the pole position. Qualifying will take a little less than an hour.

The race itself gets going at 3:30 p.m. and is 300 laps equaling approximately 400 miles. This is the first such race so we don’t have historic times for the event. One comparison we can make is to other 400-mile, D-shaped oval tracks. No two tracks run exactly the same, but Michigan International Speedway is relatively close in dimensions. The FireKeepers Casino 400 is the current event in Michigan and the past five races have gone 2:34:55, 2:52:50, 2:00:15, 2:47:24, and 2:58:47.