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It’s NASCAR race day at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., and we’ve got some essential information you need to get ready for Sunday’s Can-Am 500, the final race in the Round of 8 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs:

START TIME: Skeet Ulrich, Star of CW’s Riverdale, will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:27 p.m. ET (12:27 p.m. local), followed by the green flag at 2:35 p.m. ET (12:35 p.m. local).

RACE DISTANCE: The Can-Am 500 is 500 kilometers — not miles. That’s 312 laps around the 1-mile ISM Raceway for a total of 312 miles.

RACE STAGES: After a successful run last season, NASCAR will once again be dividing races into stages and handing out points. Here are the segments for tonight’s Cup race: Stage 1: 75 laps, Stage 2: 75 laps, Stage 3: 162 laps.

PLAYOFFS: Today’s race is the ninth of 10 playoff races and the final race of the three-race third round. Championship-eligible drivers will drop from eight to four following Sunday’s race. Three slots are up for grabs at ISM Raceway, with Joey Logano having locked in a berth in the final four with his win at Martinsville.

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NATIONAL ANTHEM: Steven Powell, U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class (retired), will perform the national anthem at 2:21 p.m. ET (12:21 p.m. local), followed by a flyover by two F-16s and two A-10s from the Luke Air Force Base in Maricopa County, Ariz.

TV RADIO SCHEDULE: The race will be broadcast on NBC starting at 2:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local), with a pre-show beginning at 2 p.m. ET (noon local). Radio calls can be found on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio.

LIVE STREAMING: NBCSports.com will live-stream the race for those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider’s credentials.

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WEATHER: Idyllic. The Weather Channel is calling for sunny skies with temperatures in the low-mid 70s at the green flag and no chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick led the final 22 laps and 38 overall in March to win for the ninth time in his Cup career at ISM Raceway, extending his track record. And one year ago in the playoff race, Matt Kenseth scored a popular victory, taking his first checkered flag of the 2017 season and the 39th win overall in his Cup career.

LINEUP: A suspended crew chief and car chief didn’t keep Harvick from posting the top speed in the final round of qualifying. Harvick earned his fourth pole of the season and the second of his career at ISM Raceway. When Harvick last took the pole in Phoenix, he led 224 of 312 laps en route to the victory in the spring of 2015.

Here’s the starting lineup for today’s Can-Am 500 (car number in parentheses):

1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford

2. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet

3. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford

4. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford

5. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet

6. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota

7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota

8. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet

9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford

10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

11. (21) Paul Menard, Ford

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford

13. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota

14. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford

15. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford

17. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford

18. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford

19. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

20. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet

22. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet

23. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford

24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet

25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet

26. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota

27. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford

28. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet

29. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet

30. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet

31. (38) David Ragan, Ford

32. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet

33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet

34. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet

35. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota

36. (97) Tanner Berryhill, Toyota

37. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota

38. (7) DJ Kennington, Chevrolet

39. (51) Cody Ware, Chevrolet

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2018/11/11/can-am-500-cup-playoff-race-2018-start-time-lineup-tv-schedule/1964257002/

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