BROADCAST INFORMATION: Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will air live on NBC at 2 p.m. ET. Can’t make it to a television? The race can be heard live on PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Below is the broadcast schedule for the weekend.
Friday, October 6
1:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network
7:20 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBC Sports Network
Saturday, October 7
11 a.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network
1:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports Network
Sunday, October 8
2 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series race, NBC
THIS WEEKEND'S PAINT SCHEMES: Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 go90 Chevrolet SS, Chase Elliott will man the No. 24 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet SS, Jimmie Johnson will pilot the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS.
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT CHARLOTTE: Hendrick Motorsports has 19 wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which ranks first all-time among teams at the 1.5-mile oval. The organization has 60 top-five finishes and 95 top-10s and has led 5,023 laps at Charlotte since 1984.
KAHNE AT CHARLOTTE: Kahne’s four wins (two in 2006, one in both 2008 and 2012) at Charlotte Motor Speedway place him second among current NASCAR Cup Series drivers in victories at the 1.5-mile track just behind teammate Jimmie Johnson, who has eight. The 37-year-old is tied for fourth in the all-time wins category at the track with Buddy Baker, Fred Lorenzen, Mark Martin and David Pearson. Kahne has led 1,106 laps over 12 races at the Concord, North Carolina, venue, which is second-most among active drivers and 10th all-time. Kahne has excelled at conquering the longest race of the season, with three of his four wins coming in the strenuous 600-mile race. He also has three runner-up finishes at the track and scored a third-place finish in last year’s fall race.
ELLIOTT'S CHARLOTTE STATS: The second-year driver is set to make his fifth start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. In Elliott’s four previous starts he has garnered one top-10 finish and led 103 laps. He averages a starting position of 11.5 and finishing position of 24.2. Elliott has also made four starts at Charlotte in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, where he garnered three top-10s, led 66 laps and earned a pole award in October 2014.
JOHNSON'S CHARLOTTE PERFORMANCE: In addition to his eight wins at Charlotte, Johnson has led a total of 1,930 laps around the 1.5-mile track. He has spent over 86.7 percent of all laps run inside the top 15 and has an average finish of 14th. Johnson also holds the record for the driver who won from the worst starting spot in the field, taking the green flag in 37th and driving home with the checkered flag in the May 2003 race.
EARNHARDT AT CHARLOTTE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has yet to win a points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but if you throw out the DNF for engine trouble in the spring of 2013, the Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has an average finish of 14.4 in the last six years (2012-2017) and a career total of six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. The 1.5-mile oval is also the site of his first NASCAR Cup Series start (May 1999) and first Cup pole (May 2000).