Today’s Cup race at Michigan: Start time, lineup and more

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The field will try to deny the Big Three (Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch) from reaching victory lane in consecutive races for the first time this season.

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 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: 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