Watch NASCAR 400 Streaming Online Live; The Chase For The Cup Begins

Watch the NASCAR 400 streaming online live by following the link at the conclusion of this preview article. NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup begins today.

For those unfamiliar with NASCAR’s new Chase format, the 16 drivers who qualified for the chase will be driving specially marked cars. Viewers will be able to see tell which drivers are in the Chase easily by the distinctive yellow numbers and markings on their cars. The next three races comprise the Challenger Round. Twelve drivers will advance to the next round after three races. Each Chase driver who wins a race during the Challenger Round will advance automatically. The rest of the field of 12 will be filled out by Chase-qualified drivers who have earned the most points in these three races. All qualified drivers points reset to zero after the Challenger round (and after each subsequent round of the Chase for the Cup).

The drivers in the NASCAR Chase for the Cup and their seedings are:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. Kasey Kahne
  12. Aric Almirola
  13. AJ Allmendinger
  14. Matt Kenseth
  15. Greg Biffle
  16. Ryan Newman

Rain prevented drivers from being able to run the qualifying round on Friday. Starting positions were set based on the practice round, with number eight seed Kyle Busch taking the pole position. Number 16 seed Ryan Newman starts beside him in the two position. Carl Edwards starts in third with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. beside him in fourth. Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer start in the third row. The remaining drivers in the front ten are Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Kyle Larson.

Top-seeded Chase driver Brad Keselowski will be starting in the 25th spot. The remaining Chase-qualified drivers and their starting positions are:

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., 13th position
  • Joey Logano, 28th positon
  • Kevin Harvick, 12th positon
  • Denny Hamlin, 24th position
  • Kurt Busch, 14th position
  • Kasey Kahne, 19th position
  • Aric Almirola, 23rd position
  • AJ Allmendinger, 17th position
  • Greg Biffle, 20th position

Neither Danica Patrick nor Tony Stewart or Stewart-Haas racing finished the season with a win or with the points to qualify for the Chase, but both will be running hard after their first win of the season (and in Danica Patrick’s case, her first win ever) after a disappointing regular season. Stewart is starting in the 22nd position and Danica Patrick will be starting 18th.

Don’t miss any of the action. You can watch the NASCAR 400 streaming online live here or here.

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