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


HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Sunday to the Ford 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 3:07 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 3:15 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 9 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 1 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:20 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Zachary Levi at 3:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO:  NBC will broadcast the race (and streaming available at, starting with Countdown to Green 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 79 degrees at race time with a 32% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick captured his first championship by taking advantage of a late caution flag to snatch the lead from Denny Hamlin, leading the final eight laps of his first win at Miami.


Homestead Sprint Cup starting lineup