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

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — The NASCAR Xfinity Series will play host Saturday to the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Moses A. McIntosh Jr., DAV National commander, will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 4:08 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile oval.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 8:30 a.m. Qualifying is at 12:45 p.m. The drivers meeting is at 2:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed at 4:01 p.m. by Drew Rynieweicz, “X-Factor” season one finalist.

TV/RADIO:  NBCSN will broadcast the race (and streaming available at http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra), starting with Countdown to Green at 3:30 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 74 degrees at race time with a 0% chance of rain.

LAST TIME(S): On Nov. 8, 2014, Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch on the final lap of a green-white-checkered finish that went six laps beyond the scheduled distance. On March 14, Joey Logano started from the pole and led a race-high 176 laps, including the final 65.

STARTING LINEUP: Qualifying is at 12:45 p.m.