NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington: How to watch, TV and streaming schedule and best bets for ‘Throwback Weekend’

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to one of its oldest tracks this weekend for the annual “Throwback Weekend” at Darlington Raceway. The event will include several old school paint schemes, visits from legendary personalities and a throwback driver in the area.

Goodyear 400 TV and Streaming Schedule

Eastern all the time

, May 13
10:30-11:20 am: Practice (FS1, MRN, Fox Sports App)
11:20 AM – 12:30 PM: Qualification (FS1, MRN, Fox Sports App)

Sunday, May 14
1:30-3 p.m. Pre-Race Show (FS1)
3-6:30 p.m.: Goodyear 400 (FS1, MRN, Fox Sports App)

Goodyear 400 Description

Way: Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile egg-shaped oval), Darlington, South Carolina
Length: 293 laps for 400.238 miles
Banking: • Straight forward 3 degree
• 25 degrees in 1-2 turns
• 2 degrees on straight back
• 23 degree turns in 3-4
Last Year's Winners: joey logano

Opened in 1950, the track, which he dubbed “Too Tough to Tame”, is the oldest on the circuit and one of its most famous. The unique, egg-shaped, 1.366-mile oval is wide, with the widest turns 1 and 2, but the third and fourth turns are tighter to preserve the pond, which the original owner of the ranch had to remove during construction of the speedway. Must stay at the designated place. On a track famous for its many racing grooves, drivers find what works for them over long runs, and in-race adjustments are important.

Top Drivers and Best Bets for the Goodyear 400

Despite never winning at Darlington in 10 career starts, Hendrick Motorsports' Kyle Larson enters the weekend Favorites at BetMGM, Three Toyotas and two Chevrolets follow as six entries with odds of 10 to 1 or better.

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best chances to win

• Kyle Larson +500
• Denny Hamlin +600
• Martin Truex Jr. +700
• Tyler Reddick +900
• Kyle Busch +1000
• William Byron +1000

Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg suggests you can find good mid-level value in the Stewart-Haas Racing Fords of Larson's teammates Chase Elliott (+1400) and Kevin Harvick (+1400). Elliott has three top-five finishes in 12 starts at Darlington, while Harvick has been a top-10 machine, finishing 18 times in 30 career starts. If you're looking for a long shot, Josh Berry, running the fourth Hendrick Motorsports entry in place of the injured Alex Bowman, enters the weekend at +6600.

Despite not scoring a NASCAR Cup Series win at Darlington, Hendrick Motorsports' Kyle Larson enters the Goodyear 400 weekend as the betting favorite. (Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire Photo via Getty Images)

‘Throwback Weekend': Hello… Newman

Mother's Day weekend at Darlington is always a celebration of NASCAR's legacy. Some cars will have classic paint schemes, some branding around the track turns back the clock, and legends of the sport descend on the small South Carolina town to meet fans and sign autographs. This “Throwback Weekend” will also feature a former driver returning to the field.

Ryan Newman, who drove full-time in the Cup Series from 2002 to '21, returns to the track in his first of several select schedules driving for Rick Ware Racing. Newman, 45, has won 51 Cup Series poles and 18 races and was the championship runner-up in 2014.

goodyear 400 entry list

Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Cindrich (2), Team Penske Ford
Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford
Corey LaJoey (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney (12), Team Penske Ford
Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Brennan Poole (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford
AJ Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford
Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Joey Logano (22), Team Penske Ford
Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota
William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Michael McDowell (34), Front Row Motorsports Ford
Todd Gilliland (38), Front Row Motorsports Ford
Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Noah Gragson (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Eric Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
Josh Berry (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Ryan Newman (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford
Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
BJ McLeod (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford
Daniel Suarez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

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Goodyear 400 Weather Forecast

It's going to be Warm with 51% chance of rain Both days of the Cup series are underway. The forecast calls for sunny skies during Saturday's qualifying, and there will be cloud cover for Sunday's race, which could make for a mixed grid and good racing across Darlington's many grooves.