Everything you need to know about the Brickyard 400
Today’s Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400, more popularly referred to as the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is race No. 20 of 36 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Jeff Gordon, subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, will start 21st.
Tony Stewart, racing in his final Brickyard 400, will start the race from third.
Before drivers roll off at the historic 2.5-mile track, here’s everything you need to know.
3:19 p.m. ET
1 p.m. ET: "NASCAR RaceDay" (FS1)
3 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series race
10:30 p.m. ET: "NASCAR Victory Lane" (FS1)
Race distance: 160 laps, 400 miles
Track size: 2.5-mile quad-oval
Grid size: 40 cars
Forecast: Partly cloudy, stray severe thunderstorm is possible, 20 percent chance of rain, high of 94 degrees
National anthem: Pop singer Cassadee Pope
Grand Marshal: Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, co-host of American Ninja Warrior
Command to start engines: Tony George
Flyover: VFA-101 Grim Reapers
Defending race winner: Kyle Busch
Front row: Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards