Today’s Xfinity race at Watkins Glen: Start time, weather, TV/radio info and lineup

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Following a dominating performance by Erik Jones last weekend at Iowa Speedway, the Xfinity Series returns to action today in the Zippo 200 at The Glen.

It will be the 20th race of the season and the Xfinity Series’ only visit to Watkins Glen this year.

Here’s all the info you need for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Private Kaitlyn Stanton and Lekysha Snyder will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 2:08. The green flag is set for 2:19.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 82 laps, 200.9 miles around the 2.45-mile road course.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 11 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 11:45 a.m. Driver introductions are at 1:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Singer/Songwriter Amy Rivard will perform the Canadian National Anthem at 1:58. Electra Mustaine will perform the anthem 2:01.

TV/RADIO: CNBC will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green. Race coverage begins at 2 p.m. on CNBC. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m. and can also be heard at MRN.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts a temperature of 82 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Joey Logano overcame a pit road penalty on Lap 20 to take the lead with 29 laps to go and score his first road course victory. Logano’s Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski finished second with Chris Buescher finishing third, Boris Said fourth, and Ty Dillon fifth. Logano and Keselowski combined to lead 79 of the race’s 82 laps.

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