The NASCAR season has reached its end. Through all the twist and turns, delays and schedule changes, the championship race has arrived.
Four drivers will compete against each other and the rest of the field to reach the pinnacle of their sport and raise the championship trophy.
For Denny Hamlin, it is the opportunity to realize a long-coveted dream after years of chasing the big prize. For Chase Elliott, it is the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his Hall-of-Fame father Bill Elliott and take the reins for the next generation of racing stars. And for Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, it is the opportunity to add to their legacies with a second championship, joining 16 other NASCAR drivers who have won multiple titles.
Their opportunity begins today. Here is all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Season Finale 500, the NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway.
START TIME: 3 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local).
TV: NBC. Pre-race broadcast begins at 2 p.m. ET (Noon local)
RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: For those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider's credentials, you can watch at stream.nbcsports.com.
RACE DISTANCE: 312 laps around the 1-mile track for a total of 312 miles — or 500 kilometers.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 75, Stage 2: 115, Stage 2: 122.
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