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NASCAR Kansas 2016: Start time, TV schedule and live stream for Hollywood Casino 400

What you need to know for today’s NASCAR playoff race at Charlotte.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway on Sunday for the middle race of the three-race quarterfinal round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff. Here's how you can watch and follow the Hollywood Casino 400.

Start time: Actor Jesse Metcalfe will give the command for drivers to fire the engines at 2:22 p.m. ET, with the green flag set to wave nine minutes later at 2:31 p.m.

Distance: The scheduled distance calls for 267 laps around the 1.5-mile track, totaling 400.5 miles.

National anthem: Samantha Dawn, a singer from Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner." Her rendition will be immediately followed by a B2 Bomber flyover.

TV/Radio/Stream coverage: NBC will carry the television broadcast with its coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET. The network will also provide a stream at Motor Racing Network will handle the radio broadcast, with SiriusXM NASCAR simulcasting MRN's coverage.

Defending race winner: Joey Logano spun leader Matt Kenseth with six laps remaining to take what was his second consecutive victory in the Chase's quarterfinal round. Logano would make it a clean Round 2 sweep the following week at Talladega.