USA Today | TicketGuardian 500 Schedule

It’s NASCAR race day at ISM Raceway, and we've got everything you need to know to get ready for Sunday's TicketGuardian 500 in Avondale, Ariz.

START TIME: CEO of TicketGuardian Bryan Derbyshire, along with wife Kristen and son Hudson, will instruct drivers to start their engines at 3:37 p.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 3:44 p.m. ET.

RACE DISTANCE: The TicketGuardian 500 is 500 kilometers — not miles. That's 312 laps around the 1-mile ISM Raceway for a total of 312 miles.

RACE STAGES: After a successful run last season, NASCAR will once again be dividing races into stages and handing out points. Here are the segments for today's race: Stage 1: 75 laps, Stage 2: 75 laps, Stage 3: 162 laps.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Country soul singer Keisha Renee, a finalist from Season 13 of NBC’s The Voice, will perform the national anthem at 3:31 p.m. ET, followed by a flyover by two F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron of Luke Air Force Base.

ON A ROLL: Harvick chasing third consecutive victory of 2018

NASCAR: Five Cup Series drivers off to impressive 2018 starts

ISM RACEWAY: Phoenix on track to shake up racing come fall

DiBENEDETTO: Makes successful appeal for sponsorship on social media

TV/RADIO SCHEDULE: Fox will broadcast the race and has a pre-race show beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The Motor Racing Network and Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio will call the event on the radio.

LIVE STREAMING: Fox is offering a live stream through its Fox Sports Go app.


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