Tonight’s Xfinity race at Bristol: EARLIER start time, lineup and more

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The Xfinity Series sandwiches its monthlong celebration of three historic road courses around a storied short track. Because of a sketchy weather forecast, NASCAR moved up the start time by 15 minutes.

Here is all the info for tonight’s Xfinity race at Bristol Motor Speedway:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given by Elliott Sadler at 7:23 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:28 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 300 laps (159.9 miles) around the 0.533-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 85. Stage 2 ends on Lap 170.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 9 a.m. Qualifying is at 3:40 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Performed by Sergeant Mary Potts of the Tennessee Army National Guard at 7:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race beginning at 7 p.m. with Countdown to Green. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for scattered thunderstorms with a high of 80 degrees and a 46 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST YEAR: Kyle Busch won from the pole, leading a race-high 186 of 300 laps and holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez on a late restart.

STARTING LINEUP: Xfinity starting lineup