Here is the key info for today’s race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: John Hunt, Jackson, Michigan’s teacher of the year, will give the command to start engines at 2:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:46 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (400 miles) around the 2-mile oval.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 60. Stage 2 ends on Lap 120.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 9 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 1:50 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Brian Vander Ark will perform the anthem at 2:31 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race beginning at 2:30 p.m. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. with NASCAR America on NBCSN. Countdown to Green airs at 2 p.m. on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 81 degrees and a 20 percent chance of rain at the start.
LAST TIME: Clint Bowyer scored his second victory of the season when a two-tire gamble helped put him in the lead when the skies opened and shortened the race after 133 laps.
LAST YEAR: Kyle Larson beat Martin Truex Jr. on a restart in overtime for his third consecutive victory at Michigan.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup