JOLIET, Ill. — The NASCAR Xfinity Series will play host Saturday to the Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Here are the particulars (all times are ET):
START: Rapper and actor Ludacris, a star of the movie (and title sponsor) “Furious 7,” will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 6:07 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 6:16 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 9 a.m. Qualifying is at 2:45 p.m. The drivers meeting is at 4:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 5:35 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed at 6:02 p.m..
TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra), starting with Countdown to Green at 5:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at MRN.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 69 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.