Tonight’s Xfinity race at Phoenix: Start time, weather, TV/radio info


The Xfinity Series runs the final race of the Round of 8. No Xfinity driver has clinched a spot in the championship round at Homestead-Miami Speedway, meaning all four spots are up for grabs tonight.

Here is all the important info for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Three-time Olympian Brady Ellison will give the command to start engines at 7:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at noon. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7:05 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Cathy Rankin will perform the National Anthem at 3:20 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 7 p.m. with Countdown to Green. Race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts a temperature of 80 degrees with a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch led 175 of 200 laps to win in March. Erik Jones was second and Daniel Suarez placed third in a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch led 190 of 200 laps to win this event a year ago. Brad Keselowski was second and Jones third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup