We’ve reached the end of July and the homestretch of the NASCAR regular season. Only five races remain before the 10-race, Cup Series playoffs begin, and 14 drivers have already won a race, leaving only two postseason berths for winless drivers as the bubble gets smaller and smaller.
Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers an opportunity for the winner to kiss the famous bricks but also a chance for a road course ace to steal a victory. Cup drivers will hit the IMS road course for just the second time in series history, and last year’s event produced plenty of chaos before one such ace — AJ Allmendinger, a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver — claimed the win in double overtime.
Kurt Busch will miss his second consecutive race while he recovers from a crash during qualifying at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Ty Gibbs will once again fill in for the 2004 Cup champion in the No. 45 Toyota.
Here is all the information you need to get ready for Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
What time does the NASCAR Cup race at Indianapolis start?
The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What TV channel is the Cup race at Indianapolis on?