BROADCAST INFORMATION: Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway will air live on NBC Sports Network 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, November 3
1 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network/NBC Sports App
6:15 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBC Sports App
Saturday, November 4
3 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App
5 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App
Sunday, November 5
2 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series race, NBC Sports Network/NBC Sports App
THIS WEEKEND'S PAINT SCHEMES: Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Great Clips 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 TEXAS: In just his fourth start at Texas Motor Speedway, Kahne swept the weekend. He earned the pole for the April 2006 race with a speed of 190.315 mph and went on to visit Victory Lane with a margin of victory of 5.229 seconds. The 37-year-old has led 224 laps throughout five races, which ranks him ninth among active drivers for laps led at the 1.5-mile track. Since joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, Kahne has earned five top-10 finishes and a pair of 11th-place results while driving the No. 5 machine. Overall, the driver has an average starting position of 14.4 and an average finishing position of 18.2 at the Forth Worth, Texas, track.
ELLIOTT'S LONE STAR STATE STATS: The Dawsonville, Georgia, native is set to make his fourth NASCAR Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Elliott has collected top-10 finishes in his three previous starts at the 1.5-mile oval. The driver of the No. 24 averages a starting position of 16.0 and finishing position of 6.0. Elliott collected his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at the 1.5-mile speedway in April 2014. In his five XFINITY Series starts there, he has accumulated three top-five finishes and five top-10s, led 38 laps and completed 100 percent of the 1,000 possible laps while averaging a starting position of 10.4 and finishing position of 5.0.
JOHNSON'S TEXAS STATS: According to NASCAR's loop data since 2005, Johnson has the series-best driver rating at Texas Motor Speedway with a score of 107.3. 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. The driver rating number is used pre-race as a prediction tool and post-race as a performance evaluator.
EARNHARDT STRONG AT TEXAS: Earnhardt hasn’t finished outside of the top six in the last five races he has run at Texas Motor Speedway. While the driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS hasn’t been to Victory Lane since winning his first NASCAR Cup Series race in his first start at the Fort Worth, Texas, track on April 2, 2000, at age 25, he earned a runner-up finish in last year’s spring race and finished fifth in his most recent trip to the facility earlier this year. The 43-year-old driver has two poles at the Lone Star State track, earning the top starting spot in April 2001 and in April 2008, his first pole with Hendrick Motorsports.