Today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway: Start time, lineup, TV info and more

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host today to the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are Eastern):

START: Eric Dane, start of TNT’s “The Last Ship” will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 3:38 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 3:47 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (400 miles) around the 2-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 9:30 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Jon Foreman of SwitchFoot will perform the anthem at 3:32 p.m., followed by a flyover from two F-16s from the 16th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base.

TV/RADIO:  Fox will broadcast the race, beginning at 3 p.m.. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at beginning at 2:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 72 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.

LAST YEARBrad Keselowski passed Kurt Busch for the lead on the last lap in overtime to win this race last year. Kevin Harvick finished second with Busch third.

TO THE REAR: Kurt Busch will move to the rear of the field because his team switched to a backup car after an incident in Saturday’s practice.