BROADCAST INFORMATION: Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway will air live on NBC Sports Network at 3 p.m. ET. Can’t make it to a television? The race can be heard live on MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Below is the broadcast schedule for the remainder of the weekend.
Friday, September 15
12:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network
6:45 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBC Sports Network
Saturday, September 16
11:30 a.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, CNBC
2 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports Network
Sunday, September 17
3 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series race, NBC Sports Network
THIS WEEKEND'S PAINT SCHEMES: Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Great Clips Strong Against Cancer Chevrolet SS, Chase Elliott will man the No. 24 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet SS, Jimmie Johnson will pilot the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS.
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT CHICAGO: At Chicagoland Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports has two wins, four pole positions, 21 top-five finishes and 31 top-10s. Mark Martin most recently visited Victory Lane for the organization at the track in 2009.
KAHNE'S CHICAGO LOOP DATA: According to NASCAR’s loop data since 2005, Kahne is first in the closers category with 20 positions gained during the last 10 percent of those races. Additionally, the 37-year-old ranks ninth in fastest laps run at Chicagoland with 78.
ELLIOTT'S CHICAGOLAND STATS: This weekend, Elliott will make his second Cup Series start at Chicagoland Speedway. In his 2016 start at the 1.5-mile track, Elliott qualified 14th and finished third after leading 75 laps. The Dawsonville, Georgia, native also has four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Chicago – collecting a win in his first start at the speedway in July 2014. In the four XFINITY starts he averaged a starting position of 7.5 and finishing position of 9.8
JOHNSON WINLESS IN THE WINDY CITY: Even though Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team have led 695 laps at Chicago and own seven top-five finishes, the 1.5-mile track remains one of the three venues on the current NASCAR Cup schedule where Johnson has yet to score a win. The others are Kentucky and Watkins Glen
EARNHARDT'S CHICAGO WIN: Earnhardt reached Victory Lane at Chicagoland Speedway on July 10, 2005. The then-30-year-old Earnhardt lined up 25th for the event and cracked the top 10 within the first 100 laps. He led the final 11 laps en route to securing the win.