The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competes in the GoBowling.com 400 today at Kansas Speedway.
Here are the particulars:
(All times are Eastern):
START: George Brett, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Royal, will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 7:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 7:47 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 267 laps (400 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 12:30 p.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Mary Ann Hotaling will perform the anthem at 12:43 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at MRN.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 83 degrees and a 0 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST YEAR: This was where the feud between Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth escalated. Logano’s tap spun Kenseth out of the lead last fall, allowing Logano to win the race but it lead to heightened tensions between the drivers. Jimmie Johnson won this event last spring by staying out when many of the top cars pitted late.