Just what kind of race will the Xfinity Series put on tonight? That will be among the key questions after Bristol Motor Speedway treated the lower groove to help drivers to run there. Wednesday’s Camping World Truck race showed that they could run on the lower groove but a few ran on the top side with some success. Can the top line be as fast or faster than the bottom line?
Here’s all the info you need for tonight’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Chad Keen, mayor of Bristol, Tennessee, will give the command start engines at 7:37 p.m. The green flag is set for 7:44 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 300 laps (159.9 miles) around the .533-mile banked speedway.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 10 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 5 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7:05 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Liz Moriondo will perform the anthem at 7:31.
TV/RADIO: USA Network will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 7 p.m. with Countdown to Green, followed by the coverage of the race at 7:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts a temperature of 75 degrees at race time with a 17 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: Erik Jones took the lead from Kyle Larson on a restart with three laps left to win the spring Xfinity race. Kyle Busch finished second with Larson placing third. In this race a year ago, Kyle Busch won in overtime after leader Chris Buescher‘s car suffered a fuel pick-up problem after the final restart. Kyle Larson was second with Denny Hamlin third. Buescher finished 11th.