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Today’s Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland: Start time, TV info, more


JOLIET, Ill. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Sunday to the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: NBA legend Jerry West and women’s tennis champion Billie Jean King will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 3:07 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 3:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 267 laps (400 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 9 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 1 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Jim Cornelison at 3:01 p.m..

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at, starting with NASCAR America at 1:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 70 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: With a daring pass for the lead on Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski won the Chase for the Sprint Cup opener for the second time in three years.