Today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas: Start time, TV info and more

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Sunday to the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Actor John Krasinski will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 2:08 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 2:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 334 laps (501 miles) around the 1.5-mile oval.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage will open at 8 a.m. The drivers meeting is at noon. Driver introductions are at 1:20 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Barbara Padilla at 2:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race (and streaming available at The prerace will start with NASCAR America at 1 p.m. on NBCSN and Countdown to Green at 1:30 p.m. on NBC. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 64 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.

PAST TWO RACES: Six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson won both. He led the final eight laps of the Nov. 2, 2014 race after Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski collided while racing for the lead. Johnson won the April 11 race by outdueling Kevin Harvick on pit strategy.