LIVE PHOTOS: Pre-Race Ceremonies at the Pure Michigan 400 @ MIS

Matt Kenseth's No. 20 car

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. for the 2016 Pure Michigan 400. In this gallery, look for photos from the pre-race ceremonies on the 2-mile, oval-shaped track in the Irish Hills area. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 2 p.m. ET (weather permitting). You can watch the Pure Michigan 400 LIVE on NBCSN. Check back on this page for new photos throughout the day.

At a glance
Where: Michigan International Speedway, a 2-mile track in Brooklyn, Michigan.
Green flag: 2:15:40 p.m. ET
Competition caution:: On or around Lap 20
TV/Radio: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Forecast: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms before 2 p.m., high of 84 degrees.
Race distance: 200 laps, 400 miles.
Pit road speed: 55 mph.
Caution car speed: 65 mph.
Grand marshal: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill
National anthem: U.S. Army Chorus Quartet