The NASCAR Xfinity Series visits the bucolic hills of Michigan for today’s Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
Here’s what you need to know for today’s race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: The command to start engines will be given at 1:37 p.m. by John Crist. Green flag is set to wave at 1:46 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 125 laps (250 miles) around the 2-mile banked oval oval track.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 30. Stage 2 ends on Lap 60.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity Garage opens at 6:30 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 11:45 a.m. Driver introductions are at 1:05 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Lisa Bascom will perform the Canadian anthem at 1:28 p.m., followed by Bascom performing the U.S. anthem at 1:31 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 1 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s broadcast on radio and at mrn.com begins at 1 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com predicts a high temperature of 82 degrees at 1:45 p.m. with a 20 percent chance of rain, increasing to nearly 30 percent by 3 p.m.
LAST TIME: Daniel Suarez led just four laps, including the last two, which was enough for him to win this race last year.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup