Everything you need to know about the Pure Michigan 400

BY foxsports • August 28, 2016

Today's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway is race No. 24 of 36 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

With three races to go before the Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff, drivers on the outside looking in are under pressure to score a win.

As seen in races past, Michigan always has the possibility to turn into a fuel-mileage race, so anything can happen in the Irish Hills.

Here is everything you need to about the Pure Michigan 400:

Green flag:

2:16 p.m. ET

Tune-in:

11:30 a.m. ET: "NASCAR RaceDay" (FS1)

2 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400

10:30 p.m. ET: "NASCAR Victory Lane" (FS1)

Race distance: 200 laps, 400 miles

Track size: 2-mile D-shaped oval

Grid size: 40 cars

Forecast: Mostly cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain, high of 84 degrees

USA national anthem: United States Army Chorus Quartet

Canadian national anthem: Lisa Bascom of MIS

Grand Marshal: Jeff Blashill, Red Wings head coach

Flyover: Two F-16s, 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and Breitling Jet Team (after command to start engines)

Defending race winner: Matt Kenseth

Front row: Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson

Starting lineup:


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