We’re at the end of July and the extension of the NASCAR regular season. There are only five races left before the 10th race, the Cup Series qualifying begins, 14 drivers have already won a race, and there are only two berths left after the season for non-winning drivers as the bubble gets smaller and smaller.
Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway presents the winner with a chance to kiss the famous brick but also a chance to cycle on the road to steal the victory. The Cup drivers will reach the IMS road track for only the second time in series history, and last year’s event produced plenty of chaos before one of these aces – AJ Allmendinger, a full-time ASCAR Xfinity Series driver – took the win in the overtime double.
Kurt Busch will miss his second race in a row as he recovers from an accident during qualifying at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Ty Gibbs will once again replace the 2004 Cup Champion in the #45 Toyota.
Here’s all the info you need to get ready for Sunday’s Verizon 200 competition at the Brickyard on the road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
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What time does the NASCAR Cup race in Indianapolis start?
The Verizon 200 starts at Brickyard at 2:30 p.m. ET on the road track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On what TV channel is the Cup Race in Indianapolis running?
NBC broadcasts the Verizon 200 in Brickyard and has a pre-race show starting at 2 p.m. ET.
Will there be a live stream of the Cup race in Indianapolis?
The Verizon 200 at Brickyard can be streamed live on NBC Sports website (for those with a cable/satellite service provider) and on the NBC Sports app. You can also follow the race FuboTV Plus other options.
How many laps does a cup race have in Indianapolis?
The Verizon 200 in Brickyard is 82 laps around the 2,439-mile road course with a total of 199.998 miles. The race will include three parts (laps per stage) – Stage 1: 15 laps, Stage 2: 20 laps, Stage 3: 47 laps.
Who won the most recent Cup race in Indianapolis?
AJ Allmendinger advanced in just two rounds – both in double overtime – taking the lead when leaders Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe stumbled in the restart. The Allmendinger then beat Ryan Blaney by 0.929 seconds to win the first race of the Cup Series on the road track.
What is the Verizon 200 lineup at Brickyard?
(car number in parentheses)
1. (8) Tyler Riddick, Chevrolet
2. (2) Austin Cendrick, Ford
3. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
4. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
6. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
7. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
8. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
9. (38) Todd Gilliland, Ford
10- (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
11. (99) Daniel Suarez of Chevrolet
12. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford
13. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford
14. (10) Eric Almerola, Ford
15. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
16. (17) Chris Bucher, Ford
17. (31) Justin Healy, Chevrolet
19. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota
20. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet
21. (1) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
22. (5) Kyle Larson of Chevrolet
23. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
24. (41) Cole Custer Ford
25. (19) Martin Truex Jr Toyota
26. (45) Ty Gibbs, Toyota
27. (15) Joy Hand, Ford
28. (48) Alex Bowman of Chevrolet
29. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
30. (42) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
31. (7) Corey Lagoy, Chevy
32. (77) Josh Bellecki Chevrolet
33. (51) Cody Ware, Ford
34. (27) Loris Huismans, Ford
35. (43) Eric Jones, Chevrolet
36. (26) Daniil Kvyat Toyota
37. (78) Josh Williams, Ford
38. (47) Chevrolet Ricky Stenhouse Jr.