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WATCH LIVE: NASCAR race coverage begins at 3 pm ET


After 26 weeks of anticipation, the Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks off in this afternoon’s at Chicagoland Speedway.

Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of this race. In fact, Keselowski has won two of the last three Chase openers at Chicagoland, including in 2012, which propelled his run to that season’s championship.

Rick Allen, Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton are in the booth for this afternoon’s race.

NBCSN’s coverage begins with NASCAR America at 1:30 pm ET, followed by Countdown to Green at 2:30 pm ET and race coverage at 3 pm ET.

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Click here at 3 pm ET to watch the race live via the stream.

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