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Brickyard 400 entry lists: Cup and Xfinity Series for the weekend, plus TV and live stream info

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This weekend will be a historic one for NASCAR at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Cup Series will hold the Brickyard 400 on the July 4 weekend for the first time as part of a doubleheader with IndyCar. Be sure you know who’s running after reading the Brickyard 400 entry lists.

On Saturday, the Xfinity Series will hold its first race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, which follows the IndyCar race.

All three races will be broadcast on NBC. You can stream the Xinfity race here. You can stream the Cup race here.

Here are the Brickyard 400 entry lists for the NASCAR races.

Cup – Brickyard 400 (start time 4 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC and the NBC Sports app)

Forty cars are entered.

Justin Allgaier is in the No. 48 car for Jimmie Johnson, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ross Chastain is entered in his third start in Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet this season. His previous starts, in the Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600, were in a car prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing.

J.J. Yeley is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 27 Ford.

Josh Bilicki is entered in Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 Chevrolet.

Click here for updated entry list

Xfinity – Pennzoil 150 (watch at 3 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC and the NBC Sports app)

Thirty-eight cars are entered.

Mike Wallace is entered in JD Motorsports’ No. 0. Chevrolet. This is his first NASCAR start since the 2015 Daytona 500.

Brett Moffitt is entered in Our Motorsports’ No. 02 Chevrolet.

Jade Buford, a Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car driver, is entered in SS Green Light Racing’s No. 07 Chevrolet for his first career NASCAR start.

Jeb Burton is entered in JR Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet.

A.J. Allmendinger is entered in Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 Chevrolet.

Click here for the Brickyard 400 entry lists.

Saturday’s Cup race at Pocono is underway after delay

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UPDATE 2: A slight rain shower has stopped and Saturday’s NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway has take the green flag at 4:51 p.m. ET and is underway. Aric Almirola started on the pole.

The race is scheduled to go 325 miles/130 laps.

UPDATE 1: Engines have been fired for the start of today’s NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway. Cars have rolled off pit road and are in the process of completing pace laps.

Due to a short shower in Turn 3, cars are doing additional pace laps to further dry the race track. The green flag was slated to fall at 4:35 p.m. ET, per NASCAR officials, but there will be a slight delay.

The originally scheduled start of the race (3:54 p.m. ET) had first been delayed while the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track was dried following rain this morning and into the early afternoon.

Aric Almirola is on the pole for the race.

Cars that have been sent to the rear of the field are the No. 7 of Josh Bilicki for unapproved adjustments and the No. 15 of Brennan Poole for twice failing pre-race inspection.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The start of Saturday’s NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway has been delayed due to weather.

While cars are on pit road, track officials are still drying the track after rain fell throughout the morning and into the early afternoon.

NASCAR has issued an updated schedule calling or drivers to report to their cars at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the National Anthem at 4:15 p.m. and a new green flag race start time of 4:35 p.m. ET.

The rain forced the postponement of Saturday’s Truck Series race to Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET.

That will be the first time in NASCAR history that one track has hosted all three national series on the same day.

We’ll update this story as more information develops. Please check back.

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Saturday’s Cup race at Pocono: Start time, forecast and more

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ Pocono Raceway doubleheader weekend begins Saturday afternoon with a 325-mile race around the “Tricky Triangle.”

The first Cup event is one of five races scheduled for this weekend, including a Truck Series race earlier Saturday and a Xfinity Series race on Sunday.

The top-20 finishers for Saturday’s Cup race will be inverted for Sunday’s starting lineup.

Can Joe Gibbs Racing extend its current streak of five consecutive Pocono wins?

Here are the details for Saturday’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given by actors Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne at 4:23 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:35 p.m.

PRERACE: Drivers report to their cars at 4 p.m. The invocation will be given at 4:15 p.m. by Billy Mauldin of Motor Racing Outreach. The national anthem will be performed at 4:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 130 laps (325 miles) around the 2.5-mile track.

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 25. Stage 2 ends on Lap 77.

TV/RADIO: Fox will televise the race. Its coverage begins at 3 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. Its broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for isolated thunderstorms with a high of 74 degrees and a 31% chance of rain at the race’s start.

LAST RACE: Ryan Blaney edged Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in a photo finish to win at Talladega.

LAST RACE AT POCONO: Denny Hamlin led a Joe Gibbs Racing 1-2-3 finish, beating Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr.

TO THE REAR: Brennan Poole (two inspection failures) and Josh Bilicki (unapproved adjustments).

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

Catch up on NBC Sports’ coverage:

Bubba Wallace fans at Talladega: “We were there for him”

Friday 5: Ford boss reaffirms commitment to motorsports

Aug. 2 Cup race at New Hampshire to allow roughly 19,000 fans

Brad Daugherty: ‘It’s incumbent upon us at NASCAR to do better’

NASCAR releases image of noose but cannot determine who did it

FBI says no federal crime committed at Talladega

After 38 starts, will Kevin Harvick finally earn first Pocono win?

Pocono gives Kyle Busch two chances to end winless streak

Power Rankings after Talladega: Ryan Blaney unanimous No. 1

Bubba Wallace shares with Dale Jr. behind scene stories from Talladega

Entry lists for NASCAR’s doubleheader weekend at Pocono

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This weekend marks the first time the NASCAR Cup Series has held a doubleheader weekend at one track.

The premier series will compete in two races at Pocono Raceway, the 2.5-mile triangle speedway in Pennsylvania.

It will be preceded by the Truck Series on Saturday and the Xfinity Series on Sunday.

Here are the entry lists for both days.

Saturday

Cup – Pocono Organics 325 (3:30 p.m. ET on Fox; 130 laps/325 miles)

Forty car are entered.

Josh Bilicki is entered in Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 Chevrolet.

JJ Yeley is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 27 Ford.

James Davison is entered in Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet for both Cup races. Saturday will be his Cup debut.

Click here for the entry list.

 

Trucks – Pocono Organics 150 (12:30 p.m. ET on FS1; 60 laps/150 miles)

Forty trucks are entered.

Defending race winner Ross Chastain is entered in Niece Motorsports’ No. 40 Chevrolet.

NBC Sports analyst Parker Kligerman is entered in Henderson Motorsports’ No. 75 Chevrolet.

Brandon Jones is entered in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Toyota.

Josh Reaume is entered in Reaume Brothers Racing’s No. 00 truck. Angela Ruch is not in the truck due to a lack of sponsorship.

Click here for the entry list.

 

Sunday

Cup – Pocono 350 (4 p.m. ET on FS1; 140 laps/350 miles)

Forty cars are entered. All 40 drivers/cars are the same as for Saturday.

Click here for the entry list.

 

Xfinity Series – Pocono Green 225 (12:30 p.m. ET on FS1; 90 laps/225 miles)

Thirty-six cars are entered.

Brett Moffitt is entered in Our Motorsports’ No. 02 Chevrolet.

Ryan Vargas is entered in JD Motorsports’ No. 15 Chevrolet.

No drivers is listed for DGM Racing’s No. 36 Chevrolet.

No driver is listed for B.J. McLeod Motorsports’ No. 99 Toyota.

Click here for the entry list.

Denny Hamlin to start on pole for Sunday’s Cup race at Miami

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Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway after claiming the pole in a random draw.

Hamlin will be joined on the front row by Joey Logano.

Brad Keselowski starts third and is followed by Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott.

Martin Truex Jr., who won Wednesday night’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, starts sixth in the 38-car field.

Click here for Cup starting lineup

The race airs at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.

The field was determined through a random draw of the following groups:

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points

NASCAR Cup Series at Miami

Race Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday

Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway; Homestead, Florida (1.5-mile speedway)

Length: 267 laps, 400.5 miles

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

TV coverage: Fox

Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: Fox Sports app (subscription required); mrn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Homestead (167 laps, 250.5 miles), 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox

Next Truck Series race: Saturday 6 at Homestead (134 laps, 201 miles), 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1