The NASCAR Xfinity Series moves from one short track (Bristol) to another for today’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
There will be two 35-lap heat races to set the starting lineup for the 140-lap main event race.
Here’s what you need to know about the series’ eighth race of the season:
(All times are Eastern)
START: The command to start engines for the first heat race will be given at 12:37 p.m. The command to start engines for the second heat race is scheduled to be given at 1:14 p.m. Matt Gray will give the command to start engines for the main event at 1:57 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:03 p.m.
DISTANCE: Each heat race is 35 laps (26.65 miles). The main event is 140 laps (105 miles) around the .750-mile concrete oval track.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity Garage opens at 7:30 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 10:15 a.m. Driver introductions are at Noon.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Sophia Nadder will perform the anthem at 12:31 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the first Heat race beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by the second heat race and the main event. Motor Racing Network will have both heat races and the main event on radio and at MRN.com, beginning at 12 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com predicts a temperature of 72 degrees at race time with a 34 percent chance of rain at the scheduled time for the main event.
LAST TIME: Chase Elliott led 83 laps on the way to winning at Richmond last September with Kyle Busch second and Brian Scott third. Denny Hamlin won the April 2015 race, leading all but two laps in the 250-lap event. Joey Logano finished second, followed by Regan Smith.