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 MRN.com beginning at 2:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 72 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.
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.