The NASCAR Cup Series is headed back to Indianapolis for its August 14th race. The circuit will be running the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. The race will air on NBC after qualifying airs on CNBC. For the first time, it is running on the road course instead of the oval when it was known as the Brickyard 400.
If you are not in front of a TV, you can view the race via live online stream at NBC Sports and through the NBC Sports mobile app. You will need a cable log-in to stream the race, so if you don’t have one, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
This is one of only eight tracks where NASCAR is running pre-race qualifying. The starting grid will be determined at 9 a.m. when the full list of drivers runs a lap. The fastest lap will claim the pole position and the slowest will start in the rear. If after qualifying a driver has to change cars before the race, they will be bumped to the back of the pack.
Heading into race day, Chase Elliott is the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +200. Kyle Larson follows at +350 and then Martin Truex, Jr. at +600. Two-time defending champion Kevin Harvick is +2800, but it is worth noting both wins came on the oval rather than the road course.