Today’s Xfinity race at Las Vegas: Start time, weather, TV/radio info

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets to play in the desert today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ryan Reed won the season opener at Daytona, and Kyle Busch won last weekend at Atlanta.

Here are the particulars for today’s race (all times are Eastern):

START: The command for drivers to start engines will be given at 4:07 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 4:16 p.m.

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

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 9:30 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 2:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Staff Sergeant Benjamin Ekblad will perform the Anthem at 4:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race at 4 p.m. Its coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at GoPRN.com. PRN’s coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

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

LAST YEAR: Kyle Busch led 199 of 200 laps to win last year’s race. Daniel Suarez finished second and Erik Jones was third, giving Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2-3 finish.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting grid.