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NASCAR at Chicago live street race results, updates, highlights from Grant Park 165

NASCAR’s finest talents will put their street smarts to the test Sunday, aiming to find glory on the pathways of the Windy City.

The Grant Park 165 rolls through the heart of Chicago’s financial district. The streets are blocked off for this year’s contest, one which the Cup Series is hoping to bring the same excitement as last year’s.

The inaugural version of the Chicago street race was an unprecedented success, captivating audiences even after a lengthy rain delay.

When the dust settled, the man celebrating his first NASCAR win was no NASCAR driver at all. Rather, it was Australian Shane van Gisbergen — a veteran of Australia’s Supercars Championship who became the first driver to win his Cup Series debut in 60 years.

In 2024, van Gisbergen will attempt to defend his title at Chicago. He inked a deal to compete full-time in the Xfinity Series, the second-highest level of American stock car racing. He will have his work cut out for him this time around, though. Chase Elliott, Tyler Reddick, Kyle Larson and A.J. Allmendinger all rank as some of the sport’s finest road course racers. Given the similarities between road courses — also replete with precise curls and turns — and street courses, as well as a year of experience on the surface, they’ll look to put on a better display this time around.

Who will win? It’s anyone’s guess. With clear skies expected throughout the weekend, however, we should witness even smoother racing this time around.

The Sporting News is tracking live updates from Sunday’s NASCAR race, the Grant Park 165. Follow below for highlights, live results and more as NASCAR’s biggest stars attempt to conquer the Windy City…again.

MORE: Watch the Grant Park 165 with Fubo (free trial)

NASCAR at Chicago results

This section will be updated at the conclusion of Sunday’s race.

NASCAR at Chicago live updates, highlights from 2024 race

(All times Eastern)

5:25 p.m.: van Gisbergen now displaces Kyle Larson to get into P3. He’s coming for the top. Again.

5:23 p.m.: Shane van Gisbergen with quite the pass, supplanting Michael McDowell to push into the top-five.

5:22 p.m.: And we’re finally in green. Ty Gibbs and Tyler Reddick jostle atop the front of the field.

5:10 p.m.: Engines re-fired here at Chicago. Green flag should be imminent (or so we hope).

4:58 p.m.: Important decisions for NASCAR’s finest. The weather delay could prompt teams to swap their rain tires for slick tires. NASCAR is offering teams the opportunity to take an inspection lap before figuring out their choice. We’ll see what each team does.

4:50 p.m.: We’re on hold at the moment, ostensibly due to rain. It shouldn’t be eight inches worth of rain this time around, however. At least we have those assurances…

4:45 p.m.: It’s worth noting that a whopping nine drivers — Josh Berry, Brad Keselowski, Corey LaJoie, Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Harrison Burton, William Byron, Erik Jones and Josh Bilicki — were sent to the rear for failing pre-race inspections. That’s quite literally a quarter of the field damned for their team’s illicit adjustments.

4:25 p.m.: Plenty of rain tires on site fort his one, according to Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass. Will pit crews be compelled to place them on the bottoms of their chariots of fire? That remains to be seen.

4:15 p.m.: Chi-Town could get a little wet for tonight’s race. However, it shouldn’t be too much rain, if forecasts are to be believed.

3:55 p.m.: Tonight’s race isn’t just a Cup Series contest. It’s also a musical event, one which a host of musicians, including Keith Urban and The Chainsmokers, have participated in. Perhaps that can explain the late start to Sunday’s festivities.

What channel is the NASCAR race on today?

  • TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, Fubo

The Grant Park 165 will be broadcast on NBC in the United States. Canadian viewers can follow the action on TSN5.

Veteran broadcaster Rick Allen will lead NBC’s coverage, serving as the race’s lap-by-lap announcer. He’ll be joined in the booth by Steve Letarte and on the course by Dillon Welch, Jeff Burton and Mike Bagley.

Fans can watch online via Peacock or Fubo, which offers a free trial.

NASCAR start time today

  • Date: Sunday, July 7
  • Start time: 4:30 p.m. ET

Sunday’s race is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m ET, with green flag expected to be waved closer to 5:00 p.m ET.

MORE: NASCAR race schedule, TV channels, winners for 2024 races

NASCAR at Chicago starting lineup 2024

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