The Cup Series is set to hold its second doubleheader weekend of the year as it journies to Michigan International Speedway.
A few weeks after holding back-to-back races at Pocono, the series does so on the 2-mile speedway.
Saturday sees the first race of the doubleheader, with Joey Logano starting from the pole.
Here’s all the info for the Saturday Cup race at Michigan:
(All times are Eastern)
START: WWE Superstar The Big Show will give the command to start engines at 4:08 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:02 p.m.
PRERACE: Drivers report to their cars at 4:40 p.m. The invocation will be given at 4:45 p.m. by Father Geoff Rose, OSFS President St. Francis De Sales School in Toledo, Ohio. The national anthem will be performed by 12-time Grammy winner CeCe Winans at 4:46 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 156 laps (312 miles) around the 2-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 40. Stage 2 ends on Lap 85.
PACE LAP: At the direction of race control, NASCAR will run the entire field down pit road during one of the pace laps for pit road speed verification. If a car stops anywhere on pit road for any reason, the car will start at the rear of the field.
TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Motor Racing Network will carry radio coverage and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App. Click here for the link.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 81 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.
TO THE REAR: Ryan Newman and Chris Buescher. NASCAR confiscated the spoiler from both cars and penalized the teams, sending both cars to the rear. Jimmie Johnson (multiple inspection failures) and Joey Gase (multiple inspection failures).
STARTING LINEUP: Cup starting lineup Saturday at Michigan
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