Today’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan: Start time, weather, radio/TV info and lineup


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series runs its final race before taking Father’s Day weekend off. The series is at Michigan International Speedway for today’s FireKeepers Casino 400.

Here are the details on today’s race:

All times are Eastern:

START: Miesha Tate, UFC women’s Bantamweight champion, will give the command for drivers to start engines at 1:07 p.m. Green flag is set for 1:16 p.m.

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

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Sprint Cup garage opens at 7 a.m. Driver introductions begin at 12:25 p.m. The Canadian Anthem will be performed by Three Men and a Tenor at 12:58 p.m. The invocation will be given at 1 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Will be performed by Three Men and a Tenor at 1:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 1 p.m. ET (prerace coverage begins at 11:30 a.m.). Motor Racing Network’s broadcast on radio and at begins at 12 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: predicts a high of 71 degrees with 0 percent chance of rain at the start.

LAST TIME: Kurt Busch won this race a year ago, taking the lead with six laps to go. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second with Martin Truex Jr. third. Last August, Matt Kenseth led 146 of 200 laps to win, with Kevin Harvick second and Truex third.