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Today’s Cup race at Michigan: Start time, weather, TV/radio info


during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Jerry Markland

Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer have yet to win a Cup race this season. Can any of them breakthrough today?

Here are the particulars for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Thompson Square will give the command for drivers to start engines at 3:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 3:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (400 miles) around the 2-mile speedway.


STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 60. Stage 2 ends on Lap 120.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Cup garage opens at 9:30 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 1 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:20 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Lisa Bascom will perform the Anthem at 3:02 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race at 3 p.m. Its coverage begins at 2 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at MRN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 79 degrees at race time with a 15 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST YEAR: Joey Logano led the 138 of 200 laps to win this event a year ago. Chase Elliott was second. Kyle Larson placed third. Larson scored his first career Cup win in August at Michigan. Elliott was second. Brad Keselowski finished third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup

TO THE REAR: Jimmie Johnson (backup), AJ Allmendinger (backup), Landon Cassill (backup), Daniel Suarez (unapproved tire), Ty Dillon (qualifying time disallowed for unapproved body modification)