NASCAR at Indianapolis: Crown Royal 400 Race Weekend Schedule, Start Time, TV Info, Weather


SPEEDWAY, Ind — NASCAR heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for the running’s of the Nationwide 250 Nationwide series race and the Crown Royal 400 Sprint Cup race. Both races take place at the historic 2.5 mile quad oval at the Brickyard.

Below you will find this weekends race schedule including practice times, qualifying start time, race start time tv info, weather info and more.

All times are local to track, (EASTERN).

Friday, July 26
8:30 am 10:00 am NNS Practice
10:30 am 11:25 pm NNS Final Practice on SPEED
10:35 am NSCS Rookie & Spotter Meetings, Drawing for Qualifying Order
11:35 am 1:00 pm Sprint Cup Practice on SPEED

Saturday, July 27
9:00 – 11:00 am Sprint Cup Final Practice on ESPN
12:05 pm NNS Qualifying on SPEED
2:10 pm Sprint Cup Qualifying on ESPN
4:30 pm Nationwide 250 Race (100 LAPS, 250 MILES) on ESPN –  Green Flag: 4:50pm/et

Sunday, July 28
12:30 pm NSCS Driver Introductions
1:00 pm  Crown Royal 400 Samuel Deeds 400 Sprint Cup Race ( 160 laps, 400 miles) Green Flag: 1:20pm/et

Sprint Cup Info:
Command to start engines
: Mary Hulman George
National Anthem: Winner of season 3 of the “The Voice”, Cassadee Pope
In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree

Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson, who start the race 6th.Nationwide: Brad Keselowski

Weather: Both Friday and Saturday will see temperatures in the mid 70’s with potential scattered rain showers. Chance of rain 30% both days.
On Sunday, temperatures will be in the low 70’s, and the sky mostly sunny with only a very small chance of rain. (Less than 10%)