KANSAS CITY, Kan.— It's NASCAR race day at Kansas Speedway, and here's some essential information for today's 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
START TIME: Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Roger Donlan will instruct drivers to start their engines at 7:37 p.m. ET Sunday (6:37 local), followed by the green flag at 7:46 p.m. So if you want to skip the pre-race show and just tune in for the race, turn on your TV at 7:46 p.m.
RACE DISTANCE: The 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation is 267 laps around the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for 400.5 miles.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Father Meinard Miller, theology professor at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., will perform the national anthem prior to today's race.
TV/RADIO SCHEDULE: FOX will broadcast today's race and has a prerace show beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will have the radio broadcast.
WEATHER: According to the Weather Underground site, it will be 83 degrees at the green flag with a 26% chance of rain.
LAST TIME: Matt Kenseth led the last 53 laps, taking the lead from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (who was caught out of sequence by a green-flag pit stop) and fending off a charge by Kasey Kahne. Kenseth's engine failed inspection, but Joe Gibbs Racing won an appeal that greatly reduced the resultant penalties. In the October race, Kevin Harvick, who started on the pole, pulled away from Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon on a late restart to win a wreck-filled race.
STARTING LINEUP: Harvick turned a track-record 194.252 mph lap to capture his second pole position of the season as all four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers qualified in the top 10.
Here's the full starting lineup for today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas:
1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford
5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
6. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
7. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet
8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet
9. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet
10. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford
11. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet
12. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford
13. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet
14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet
15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota
16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet
17. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet
18. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet
19. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford
21. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
22. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet
23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota
24. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
25. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford
26. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet
27. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet
28. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota
29. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet
30. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
31. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota
32. (98) Josh Wise, Ford
33. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota
34. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet
35. (44) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet
36. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota
37. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet
38. (34) David Ragan, Ford
39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford
40. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet
41. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford
42. (33) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet
43. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota
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