Just the facts: Everything you need to know for the Sylvania 300

The wait is over and it is time for the second race of the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Sunday's race marks a historic milestone for veteran Jeff Gordon, who will be making his 789th consecutive Sprint Cup Series start. By taking the green flag on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the four-time champion will become NASCAR's new "Iron Man," topping Ricky Rudd's streak of 788 starts in a row.

The Joe Gibbs Racing cars have been strong once again throughout the weekend, with Carl Edwards leading two of the three practices and winning the Coors Light Pole for Sunday's race.

Kevin Harvick found himself in a points whole after an on-track run-in with Jimmie Johnson at Chicagoland Speedway, but the defending champion is hoping for a big rebound on Sunday. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver remained tight-lipped about his post-race jab to Johnson in the motorcoach lot, and said he'll do his talking on the track.

There are plenty of storylines heading into Sunday's race at the "Magic Mile," so here is everything you need to know about the Sylvania 300:


11:30 a.m. ET – "NASCAR RaceDay" on FS1

12:30 a.m. ET – "NASCAR Victory Lane" on FS1

Green flag:

2:15 p.m. ET


According to weather.com, Sunday's forecast for Loudon, N.H. is calling for sunny skies with a high of 71 degrees and zero percent chance of rain.


Former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling

Honorary pace car driver:

Top-ranked Olympic Triathlete, Sarah True


2 F-15C's, 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Westfield, Mass.

Defending race winner:

Joey Logano. Full race recap.

July 2015 winner:

Kyle Busch. Full race recap.

Fastest in opening practice:

Carl Edwards. Full practice recap.

Fastest in second practice:

Carl Edwards. Full practice recap.

Fastest in final practice:

Kevin Harvick. Full practice recap.

Front row:

Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick. Full qualifying recap.

Starting lineup: