Today’s Xfinity race at Kansas: Start time, weather, TV radio info

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The Xfinity Series will begin the second round of its inaugural Chase today at Kansas Speedway with the Kansas Lottery 300, which can be seen on NBCSN.

Here’s everything you need to know about the race.

(All times are ET)

START: Nico Hernandez, a 2016 USA Olympic bronze medalist will give the command to start engines at 2:57 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 3:06 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 8:30 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Samantha Dawn, from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, will perform the National Anthem at 2:51 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green, followed by race coverage at 3 p.m on NBC. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com predicts a temperature of 78 degrees at race time with a 3 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch has won the last two Xfinity Series races at Kansas, leading a combined 90 laps in 2014 and 2015.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here to see the starting grid.