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What time is the 2021 Quaker State 400 and how long will the race last?

If you’re wondering when the 2021 Quaker State 400 will start or how long it will last, we’ve got you covered.

A general view of drivers and crew standing on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 07, 2020 in Hampton, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Sunday, July 11th with the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports. You can watch a live stream on or through the NBC Sports app.

This is the second Cup Series race in Atlanta this season, but it is the first time the 400 mile has been run here. A 500-mile spring race was run in Atlanta until 2010. It relocated to Kentucky as a 400-mile race for the past ten years before returning to Atlanta as a 400-mile race.

The 400 miles comes across 260 laps. In ten years at Kentucky Speedway, the Quaker State 400 ran as fast as 2:39:43 and as slow as 3:06:55. Last year, the race went 2:59:49. It’s a different track this year, but it’s close enough to give us a handle on the length.