BROADCAST INFORMATION: Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway will air live on NBC at 2:30 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 weekend.
Friday, November 10
1 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network
6:45 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBC Sports Network
Saturday, November 11
11:30 a.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network
2 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports Network
Sunday, November 12
2:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series race, NBC
THIS WEEKEND'S PAINT SCHEMES: Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Farmers Chevrolet SS, Chase Elliott will man the No. 24 Hooters 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.
KAHNE AT PHOENIX: Kahne returns to Phoenix this weekend for his 11th start at the track with Hendrick Motorsports. The 37-year-old driver's win at Phoenix in November 2011 was his 12th career NASCAR Cup Series victory, and he finished with a 0.802-second margin of victory over Carl Edwards. Overall, Kahne has an average starting position of 12.0 and an average finishing position of 17.8 at Phoenix.
ELLIOTT'S PHOENIX STATS: The second-year driver is set to make his fourth start at the one-mile oval this weekend. Elliott has collected two top-10 finishes in his three previous starts, led 106 laps and averaged a starting position of 9.0 and finishing position of 9.7. Elliott has also competed in five NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the Avondale, Arizona, track, garnering two top-five finishes and five top-10s.
JOHNSON'S RECORD PHOENIX SPEED: The four-time winner at Phoenix also holds the track record for fastest qualifying speed. On Nov. 13, 2015, Johnson clocked a time of 25.147 seconds or 146.308 mph around the one-mile track. He is credited with 35 career pole positions, three of which have come at Phoenix. Johnson won one Phoenix event from the pole position, which was in November 2009.
EARNHARDT'S PHOENIX STATS: Earnhardt, a three-time winner at Phoenix, has experienced a resurgence lately at the short track. In his last eight races at the facility, the driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS has earned one win, five top-five finishes and six top-10s. The only one of those eight events in which he finished outside of the top 15 was when the series visited the short track in March 2015 and a blown right-rear tire ended his day on Lap 180. Earnhardt is ranked 11th among all active competitors with a driver rating of 88.6 from 2005-2017. The driver rating is a formula that combines wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, most laps led and lead-lap finishes. The maximum a driver can earn in each race is 150 points. He ranks fourth among his competitors for completing the most green-flag passes since 2005 with 977, fifth in fastest laps run with 278 and seventh in laps led with 259