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Sunday Kansas Cup race: Start time, weather, how to watch

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The NASCAR Cup Series hits the halfway point of the 2022 regular season Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

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Joey Logano’s win last week at Darlington via bump-and-run made him the 10th different victor in 12 races this season. It also tightened the Cup Playoff picture. Only six playoff spots remain.

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Can Logano continue momentum Sunday? He is a three-time winner at Kansas, but consistent results there have been hard to come by. His average finish of 17.1 at Kansas is his worst among 1.5-mile tracks.

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For more key storylines to follow Sunday, check out our Kansas viewer’s guide.

Details for Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway

(All times Eastern)

START: Mitch Lightfoot, team captain of the 2021-22 NCAA men’s basketball national champion Kansas Jayhawks, will give the command to start engines at 3:01 pm … Green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:12 pm

PRERACE: Cup garage opens at Noon … Driver introductions are at 2:24 pm … Pastor Adam Hamilton (United Methodist Church of the Resurrection – Leawood, Kansas) will give the invocation at 2:54 pm … Senior Airman Alexandria Crawford of Whiteman Air Force Base ( Johnson County, Missouri) will perform the National Anthem at 2:55 pm

DISTANCE: The race is 267 laps (400.5 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 80. Stage 2 ends at Lap 165.

TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 3 pm Pre-race coverage begins at 1:30 pm … Motor Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 2 pm and will also stream at MRN.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

STREAMING: fox sports

FORECAST: Weather Underground – Scattered storms, high of 72 degrees, 42% chance of rain at start of the race

LAST TIME: Eventual NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson won last October’s Cup playoff race at Kansas. The win completed Larson’s second three-race winning streak of the 2021 season. He became the first driver to have two three-race winning streaks in a season since Dale Earnhardt in 1987.


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Source: nascar.nbcsports.com

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