Today’s Xfinity race at Kentucky: Start time, TV info and more

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series competes Saturday in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Scott Schult, executive vice president of marketing at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will give the command to start engines at 8:07 p.m. Green flag is scheduled for 8:15 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 noon. Qualifying is at 4:45 p.m. The drivers meeting is at 6:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed at 8:01 p.m. by 64WEST, a Louisville-based rock, country & Soul band,

TV/RADIO:  NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra), starting with Countdown to Green at 7:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast the race.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts 66 degrees at race time with a 16 percent chance of rain.

LAST TIME:Brendan Gaughan led 22 laps on the way to his second Xfinity victory of 2014. Brad Keselowski won the last visit to Kentucky in July.