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We've reached the end of July and the homestretch of the NASCAR regular season. Only five races remain before the 10-race, Cup Series playoffs begin, and 14 drivers have already won a race, leaving only two postseason berths for winless drivers as the bubble gets smaller and smaller.
Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers an opportunity for the winner to kiss the famous bricks but also a chance for a road course ace to steal a victory. Cup drivers will hit the IMS road course for just the second time in series history, and last year's event produced plenty of chaos before one such ace — AJ Allmendinger, a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver — claimed the win in double overtime.
Kurt Busch will miss his second consecutive race while he recovers from a crash during qualifying at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Ty Gibbs will once again fill in for the 2004 Cup champion in the No. 45 Toyota.
Here is all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Verizon 200 at the Brickyard on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
What time does the NASCAR Cup race at Indianapolis start?
The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What TV channel is the Cup race at Indianapolis on?
NBC is broadcasting the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard and has a pre-race show beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
Will there be a live stream of the Cup race at Indianapolis?
The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard can be live streamed on the NBC Sports website (for those with a cable/satellite provider) and on the NBC Sports app. The race can also be streamed on FuboTV as well as other options.
How many laps is the Cup race at Indianapolis?
The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard is 82 laps around the 2.439-mile road course for a total of 199.998 miles. The race will feature three segments (laps per stage) — Stage 1: 15 laps, Stage 2: 20 laps, Stage 3: 47 laps.
Who won the most recent Cup race at Indianapolis?
AJ Allmendinger led on only two laps — both in double overtime — taking the lead when leaders Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe tangled on the restart. Allmendinger then held off Ryan Blaney by 0.929 seconds to win the Cup Series' first race on the road course.
What is the lineup for the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard?
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet
2. (2) Austin Cindric, Ford
3. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
4. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
6. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
7. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
8. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
9. (38) Todd Gilliland, Ford
10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
11. (99) Daniel Suárez, Chevrolet
12. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford
13. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford
14. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
15. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
16. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford
17. (31) Justin Haley, Chevrolet
18. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford
19. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota
20. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet
21. (1) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
22. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
23. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
24. (41) Cole Custer, Ford
25. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
26. (45) Ty Gibbs, Toyota
27. (15) Joey Hand, Ford
28. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
29. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
30. (42) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
31. (7) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet
32. (77) Josh Bilicki, Chevrolet
33. (51) Cody Ware, Ford
34. (27) Loris Hezemans, Ford
35. (43) Erik Jones, Chevrolet
36. (26) Daniil Kvyat, Toyota
37. (78) Josh Williams, Ford
38. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NASCAR race July 31: Start time, streaming, TV, lineup at Indianapolis