The AAA Texas 500, the eighth race in the Sprint Cup Chase to ultimate victory, airs live on NBC at 2PM ET on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Every year, the green flag comes down at the Texas Motor Speedway, where a wild finish is always expected during the last lap toward victory lane. As darkness falls, a winner is finally declared under the bright lights in Fort Worth, TX.
Overall, it's an outright brawl to see who qualifies to compete in the Cup Series Championship, and big prize money and reputations are on the line.
The entire weekend, in fact, is devoted to qualifying contests with action-packed races scheduled this year from November 3 up until the final event on Sunday.
And, once the party is over there's the ultimate battle for position at season's end at the Ford 400 -- only two weeks away!
Notable past winners of the AAA Texas 500 include Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson (who has won it six times) and Carl Edwards, who won last year.
Who will take it this year? Stay tuned...
More about the AAA Texas 500 around the Web:
Texas Motor Speedway - The official site of the AAA Texas 500 venue with photos, news features & ticket info.