‘Throwback Weekend’ Guide, TV & Streaming Schedule & Best Bets

The NASCAR Cup Series embarks on one of his oldest tracks this weekend for the annual “Throwback Weekend” at Darlington Raceway. The event will feature numerous old-school liveries, visits from legendary figures and a vintage driver from the field.

Goodyear 400 TV and streaming program

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Saturday May 13th
10:30-11:20 am: Training (FS1, MRN, Fox Sports App)
11:20-12:30: Qualifying (FS1, MRN, Fox Sports App)

Sunday May 14th
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Show before the race (FS1)
3-6:30 p.m.: Goodyear 400 (FS1, MRN, Fox Sports App)

Details on the Goodyear 400

Rail: Darlington Raceway (1.366 mile long ovoid oval), darlington, South Carolina
Length: 293 laps for 400.238 miles
banking: • 3 degrees on the front straight
• 25 degrees in turns 1-2
• 2 degrees on the backstretch
• 23 degrees in turns 3-4
Last year’s winner: Joey Logano

Opened in 1950, the track, which they describe as “too difficult to tame”, is one of the oldest on the circuit and one of the most famous. The unique, egg-shaped, 1.366-mile oval features wide, sweeping turns 1 and 2, but features narrower third and fourth turns to preserve the pond that the original farmland owner had to keep in place when the circuit was built . At the track, known for its numerous racing grooves, long-distance riders like to find out what works for them, and mid-race adjustments are vital.

Top drivers and best bets for the Goodyear 400

Despite never having won at Darlington in his ten career starts, Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson heads into the weekend as… the favorite at BetMGM. Three Toyotas and two Chevrolets follow as six entrants at odds of 10 to 1 or better.

Best odds

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

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg suggests Good mid-range values ​​can be found in Larson’s teammate Chase Elliott (+1400) and Kevin Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Ford (+1400). Elliott has three top five finishes in 12 starts at Darlington, while Harvick has finished in the top 10, finishing 18 times in 30 starts of his career. If you’re looking for a long-term opportunity, Josh Berry, driving his fourth Hendrick Motorsports outing in place of the injured Alex Bowman, heads into the weekend at +6600.

DARLINGTON, SC - SEPTEMBER 05: Kyle Larson, #5 Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com during the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 round at Darlington Raceway on September 5, 2021 in Darlington, SC (Photo by Jeff Robinson / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Despite missing a NASCAR Cup Series win at Darlington, Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson heads into the Goodyear 400 weekend as the betting favorite. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Throwback Weekend: Hello… Newman

Mother’s Day weekend in Darlington is always a celebration of NASCAR heritage. Some cars will have classic liveries, certain branding around the track turns back time and legends of the sport come to the small South Carolina town to meet fans and sign autographs. A former driver is also returning to the field for this “Throwback Weekend”.

Ryan Newman, who raced in the Cup Series full-time from 2002 to 2021, is returning to the circuit in his debut year several select events for Rick Ware Racing. Newman, 45, has 51 poles in the Cup Series and 18 races, and was runner-up in the 2014 Championship.

Goodyear 400 Participant List

Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cinderic (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 LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Bush (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliot (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

Goodyear 400 Weather Forecast

It will warm with a 51% chance of rain on both days of the cup series. Sunny skies are forecast for Saturday’s qualifying and overcast for Sunday’s race, which could result in a mixed grid and good racing at Darlington’s many circuits.


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