Championship hopefuls will have a very early opportunity to see how NASCAR’s Next Gen car performs at the track that will also host the Cup Series season finale in November.
Sunday’s race in Avondale, Arizona will also wrap up the three-race West Coast swing, following races in Fontana, California and Las Vegas, before the series returns east.
Ryan Blaney will start from the pole for the first time this season and the seventh time in his Cup career after leading the field during qualifying on Saturday. Denny Hamlin will start alongside Blaney on the front row after posting the second fastest time in the final round of qualifying.
Here’s all the information you need to prepare for Sunday’s Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway:
What time does the Cup race start in Phoenix?
The Ruoff Mortgage 500 begins at 3:30 pm ET (12:30 pm local time) at Phoenix Raceway.
What TV channel is the Cup race in Phoenix broadcast on?
Fox is broadcasting the Ruoff Mortgage 500 and has a pre-race show starting at 3 pm ET (noon local).
Fox Sports 1 will also have a pre-race show starting at 2 pm ET (11 am local time).
Will there be a live broadcast of the Cup race in Phoenix?
The Ruoff Mortgage 500 can be streamed live on the FoxSports website (for those with a cable/satellite provider) and on the FoxSports app.
The race can also be streamed on FuboTV, as well as other options.
How many laps is the Cup race at Phoenix?
The Ruoff Mortgage 500 has 312 laps around the 1-mile track for a total of 312 miles or 502 kilometers. The race will feature three segments (laps per stage): Stage 1: 60 laps, Stage 2: 125 laps, Stage 3: 127 laps.
Who won the race in Phoenix last year?
Martin Truex Jr. won the race on March 14, 2021 for the first of his four wins last year. Kyle Larson won the final race of 2021, NASCAR’s championship race held at Phoenix Raceway, to win his first Cup title.
What is the lineup for Ruoff Mortgage 500?
(Car number in parentheses):
1. (12) Ryan Blaney, Menards/Maytag Ford
2. (11) Denny Hamlin, FedEx Toyota Office
3. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet Axalta
4. (20) Christopher Bell, Rheem – Capitol Container Toyota
5. (10) Aric Almirola, Smithfield Ford
6. (14) Chase Briscoe, Mahindra Ford Tractors
7. (5) Kyle Larson, Valvoline Chevrolet
8. (2) Austin Cindric, Ford car dealer
9. (48) Alex Bowman, Ally/Best Friends Chevrolet
10. (22) Joey Logano, Shell Pennzoil Ford
11. (18) Kyle Busch, DeWalt Toyota
12. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet guaranteed fee
13. (3) Austin Dillon, Get Chevrolet Bioethanol
14. (43) Erik Jones, FOCUS factor Chevrolet
15. (45) Kurt Busch, Money Lion Toyota
16. (4) Kevin Harvick, Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford
17. (1) Ross Chastain, K1 Speed Chevrolet
18. (6) Brad Keselowski, defenseman Violet Ford
19. (9) Chase Elliott, UniPrime Chevrolet
20. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Bass Pro Shops Toyota
21. (42) Ty Dillon, Black Rifle Coffee Company Chevrolet
22. (34) Michael McDowell, Love’s Voyage Stops Ford
23. (99) Daniel Suarez, CommScope Chevrolet
24. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford DEX images
25. (41) Cole Custer, HaasTooling.com Ford
26. (17) Chris Buescher, IT expert at Ford
27. (23) Bubba Wallace, ROOT Toyota Insurance
28. (31) Justin Haley, LeafFilter Chevrolet Gutter Protection
29. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet Action Industries
30. (7) Corey LaJoie, Built.com Chevrolet
31. (77) Landon Cassill, Voyager: Crypto for all Chevrolets
32. (51) Cody Ware, Nurtec ODT Ford
33. (38) Todd Gilliland, Frontline Enterprises Inc. Ford
34. (78) BJ McLeod, Premier Business Investments Ford
35. (15) Garrett Smithley, Jacob Ford Enterprises
36. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Fry’s Chevrolet/NOS
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NASCAR Race Today: Phoenix Start Time, TV, Live Stream, Lineup