The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Sunday, August 14th with the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is using the road course, which is a change from what used to be the Brickyard 400. Qualifying for the race gets started at 9 a.m. ET and the green flag drops for the race at 1 p.m. Qualifying will air on CNBC and the race will air on NBC Sports Network. Both will be live streamed at NBCSports.com/live.
The one-lap qualifying runs get going at 9 a.m. and should be finished by 10 a.m. Each driver will make one lap of the course with the fastest driver claiming pole position and the slowest driver starting at the back of the pack.
The race is starting at 1 p.m. and will probably wrap in the back end of the 3 p.m. hour. The race previously ran 160 laps on on the 2.5-mile oval track, but this year will run 82 laps on the 2.439-mile road course. Estimates have this finishing somewhere under three hours, so you can plan to be well done in time for an afternoon nap before dinner!