Today’s Xfinity race at Darlington: Start time, weather, TV/radio info and more

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Darlington Raceway’s throwback weekend gets underway with today’s Xfinity Series race, the VFW Sports Clips Help A Hero 200.

Six drivers have clinched spots in the series’ inaugural Chase, leaving six playoff spots open. Here’s all the information you need for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sports Clip Haircuts and Brian Duffy, commander-in-chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will give the command start engines at 3:37 p.m. The green flag is set for 3:45 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 147 laps (200.8 miles) around the 1.366-mile banked speedway.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 6 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Coker College Men’s Vocal Ensemble will perform the anthem at 3:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 3 p.m. with Countdown to Green, followed by the coverage of the race at 3:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 3 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts a temperature of 82 degrees at race time with a 0 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Joe Gibbs Racing went 1-2-3. Denny Hamlin led 117 of 147 laps to win this event a year ago and was followed by teammates Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez. Kevin Harvick placed fourth.

STARTING LINEUP: 

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