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


A year ago, it was all about “Slide Job!” and Kyle Busch‘s last-lap battle with Kyle Larson.

The Cup Series is back at Chicagoland Speedway for the first time since. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have combined to win 15 of this season’s 16 races. Will their dominance continue? Or will Victory Lane have a new visitor?

Here’s all the info for today’s event:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Camping World President Brent Moody will give the command to start engines at 2:53 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:02 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 9 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 1 p.m.. Driver introductions begin at 2:15 p.m. The invocation will be given by Glenn Spoolstra, director Windy City Raceway Ministries, at 2:46 p.m. Jim Cornelison will perform the National Anthem at 2:47 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 267 laps (400.5 miles) around the 1.5-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 80. Stage 2 ends on Lap 160

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. with NASCAR America on NBCSN. Countdown to Green airs at 2:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. MRN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast, which is also available at

FORECAST: calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 89 degrees and a 21% chance of scattered thunderstorms for the start of the race. 

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch beat Kyle Larson in a last-lap duel a year ago. Kevin Harvick was third. 

TO THE REAR: William Byron (engine), Matt Tifft (failed inspection first time)

PROVISIONAL STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup