When and Where to Watch the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway?

Published 02/27/2021, 8:45 AM EST
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (1) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series paddock heads to the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Naturally, the Truck and Xfinity Series will set the ball rolling and the Cup Series will close the show. This weekend, the Cup race kicks off at 3:30 PM local time on Fox Sports. It is also worth mentioning that the Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR Cup race will consist of 267 laps.

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Of course, the 267 laps will be split up into three different stages of varying lengths. Moreover, NASCAR is switching to a different rules package specifically tailored for intermediate-sized tracks.

For this weekend, the cars will run on 550 horsepower and will lay a heavy emphasis on high downforce by using aero ducts.

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Denny Hamlin will start on pole position for the race weekend ahead of his friend, Joey Logano. The man will be desperate to notch up a maiden win in the 2021 season and hit the ground running. Hamlin came close on many occasions, but often fell short of winning a Cup Series title.

What to expect from this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race?

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Once the Xfinity race wraps up on Saturday, all eyes will turn to Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race. Fans can tune in on FS1 to catch the Race Day preparation at 2 PM Eastern Time. Meanwhile, FOX Sports subscribers can catch it at 3 PM Eastern Time. The Cup race itself flags off at 3:48 with the 267 laps split into 80, 80, and 107 laps.

In addition to that, there is no mandatory caution for the race.

Hamlin is currently the favorite to win this NASCAR Cup race. This is largely because he grabbed pole position last year as well, led most of the laps, and then went on to win the race. The veteran has won the 2009 and 2013 editions of the race as well, and would love to add a fourth Homestead-Miami win under his belt.

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