Weekend schedule, TV channels, streaming, best bets, weather for the Ally 400

The NASCAR Cup Series returns after a week-long mid-season hiatus and heads to Music City for its second paying night race of the season. This is only the third time the Cup Series has been held at the Nashville Superspeedway, and the previous two races have been won by Hendrick Motorsports.

Here’s everything you need to know before the Ally 400:

Ally 400 TV/streaming/radio program

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Workout (US, NBC Sports app, PRN)

1-2:30 p.m.: Qualifying (US, NBC Sports app, PRN)

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Ally 400 (NBC, NBC Sports app, PRN)

Ally 400 details

Track: Nashville Superspeedway (1 1/3 mile D-shaped oval), Lebanon, Tennessee
Banking: Turns – 14 degrees | Tri-oval – 9 degrees | Back stretch – 3 degrees
Length: 300 laps for 400 miles
Last year’s winner: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Top drivers and best bets for the Ally 400

Hendrick Motorsports is well represented in the favorites, according to BetMGM. Kyle Larson won the inaugural event there and enters the weekend, as he does most weekends, as the prohibitive favorite. William Byron excelled on the intermediate tracks this season and Chase Elliott won in Nashville last season.

Better chances of winning
• Kyle Larson +550
• Martin Truex Jr. +650
• Denny Hamlin +700
• Kyle Busch +800
• William Byron +800
• Chase Elliott +850

Martin Truex Jr. has the second best money line despite two 22nd finishes in Nashville, and Kyle Busch failed to crack the top 10 in Nashville but has already won three races this season. Denny Hamlin finished sixth there last year.

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 26: Chase Elliott (#9 Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) celebrates after winning the 2nd Annual NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 on June 26, 2022 at Nashville SuperSpeedway in Nashville, TN.  (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Chase Elliott lifted the guitar trophy last year after winning the Nashville Superspeedway. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

List of Ally 400 entries

Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford
Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford
Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney (12), Penske Ford Team
Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Brennan Poole (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford
AJ Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford
Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Joey Logano (22), Penske Ford Team
Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota
William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Michael McDowell (34), Ford of motorsport in the front row
Todd Gilliland (38), Ford of motorsport in the front row
Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Noah Gragson (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
Alex Bowman (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
JJ Yeley (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford
Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Josh Bilicki (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford
Daniel Suarez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Weather forecast for the Ally 400

It should be warm and overcast all weekend with a 51% chance of rain Friday and Sunday. With practice already limited in the current NASCAR weekend format, a washed-out Friday night session won’t phase any of the Cup teams. But if it rains on Sunday before the race, grip could be paramount as any rubber deposited by the support series will be washed away.

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