Today’s Xfinity race at Auto Club: Start time, lineup and more

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The Xfinity Series moves on to its second race of the West Coast swing with today’s event at Auto Club Speedway.

Noah Gragson won the season opener at Daytona. Chase Briscoe won last weekend at Las Vegas.

Here’s the info for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 4:07 p.m by actor Martin Kove. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:16 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 11:30 a.m. Qualifying is at 1:05 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 2:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3:30 p.m. The invocation will be given at 4 p.m. by Motor Racing Outreach chaplain Billy Mauldin. The National Anthem will be performed at 4:01 p.m. by Teri Williams.

DISTANCE: The race is 150 laps (300 miles) around the 2-mile oval.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 35. Stage 2 ends on Lap 70.

TV/RADIO: FS1 will televise the race. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. and can also be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 69 degrees and 0% chance of rain at the race’s start.

LAST TIME: Cole Custer won last year’s race and was followed by Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.