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


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Sunday to the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, the middle race of the Round of 12.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: The command for drivers to start engines will be given at 2:22 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 2:31 p.m.

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

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 8:30 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 12:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 1:35 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Samantha Dawn at 2:16 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 78 degrees at race time with a 3% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch led the final 37 laps, scoring his first victory in 17 starts at Kansas Speedway.

LAST YEAR: Joey Logano bumped Matt Kenseth from the lead in the closing laps and scored his second of three consecutive victories.

Click here for the starting lineup at Kansas