The NASCAR Cup Series looks to start a new tradition by racing on the Fourth of July weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The start time at Indianapolis is 4:24 p.m. ET (Watch on NBC or the NASCAR Cup live stream on the NBC Sports app).
Kevin Harvick looks to continue his strong run this season and win at this historic track for the third time in his career and second year in a row.
Denny Hamlin, who beat Harvick a day after Harvick beat him at Pocono, will look to win at the Brickyard for the first time after coming close before.
Justin Allgaier drives the No. 48 car today after Jimmie Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
Here is the NASCAR Cup live stream, start time at Indianapolis and other info for Sunday’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Records President & CEO, will give the command to start engines at 4:13 p.m. The green flag for the is scheduled to wave at 4:24 p.m.
PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 8 a.m. (teams are assigned specific times). Engine prime and final adjustments at 1:30 p.m. Drivers report to their cars at 3:50 p.m. The invocation will be given at 4:05 p.m by Pastor Mark Schuitema of College Park Church in Indianapolis. The national anthem will be performed at 4:06 p.m. by Valory Music Company recording artist Abbey Cone. Two A-10 Warthogs from the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will perform the flyover.
DISTANCE: The race is 160 laps (400 miles) around the 2.5-mile speedway.
PACE LAP: At the direction of race control, the entire field will go down pit road during a pace lap for pit road speed verification. If a driver stops in the pit box for any reason, pull over or slow down, they will start at the rear of the field.
COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 12.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 50. Stage 2 ends on Lap 100.
TV/RADIO: NBC will televise the race. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. with the NASCAR America Pre-Race Show on NBCSN. Countdown to Green follows at 3:30 p.m. on NBCSN before coverage moves to NBC for the race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network’s coverage will begin at 3 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the race on NBCSports.com or the Brickyard live stream NBC Sports app.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions with a high of 90 degrees and a 16% chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST RACE: Denny Hamlin won at Pocono. Kevin Harvick placed second. Erik Jones was third.
LAST RACE AT INDIANAPOLIS: Kevin Harvick won last September’s race. Joey Logano was second. Bubba Wallace placed third.
TO THE REAR: Justin Allgaier (replaces Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48) and Timmy Hill (failed pre-race inspection twice).
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.
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