Kevin Harvick is winless so far this season, but the NASCAR Cup Series veteran finds himself at one of his favorite tracks this weekend.
The man behind the wheel of the No. 4 Ford heads into Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 on a three-race winning streak at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick could clinch one of the final available playoff spots with a win or via points.
Harvick will face some stiff competition from NASCAR’s top drivers, though, including Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson, who has a chance to clinch the regular-season title.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Michigan on Sunday. Follow along here for complete results from the FireKeepers Casino 400.
NASCAR at Michigan live updates, highlights from FireKeepers Casino 400
(All times Eastern)
2:50 p.m. — A quick breakdown of what you need to know ahead of Sunday’s race:
green flag 3:16p ET … stages 60-60-80 (200 laps) … comp caution Lap 20 … 7 sets tires … fuel run 46-51 … NWS: mid-80s, 20% rain. … to the rear for driver changes after lineup set: 7-Berry, 15-Gase. Nbcsn. pic.twitter.com/c4m1GnBZvc
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 22, 2021
2:30 p.m. — Pistons forward Saddiq Bey pulls off the rare NBA-NASCAR jersey swap with Bubba Wallace before the FireKeepers Casino 400.
NASCAR start time today
- Time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)
- TV channel: NBCSN (TSN5 in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Michigan International Speedway’s 2-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 3:16 p.m. ET.
There is a slight chance that weather will be a factor. The National Weather Service’s forecast for the area near the track in Brooklyn, Mich., is for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid-80s, but there is also a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. ET.
NASCAR starting lineup at Michigan
Here is the complete NASCAR starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway, the FireKeepers Casino 400.
|Start pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|4||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|5||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|6||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|7||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|9||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|12||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|13||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|14||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|16||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|18||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|20||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|21||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|22||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|23||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|24||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|25||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|26||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|27||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|29||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|30||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|31||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|32||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|33||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|34||James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|36||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|37||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|