The Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs continues Saturday at Kansas Speedway.
A Championship 4 berth was left unclaimed in last week’s Round of 8 opener at Texas Motor Speedway, where non-playoff driver John Hunter Nemechek took the checkered flag.
Details for Saturday’s Kansas Xfinity race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City, Mo.) will give the command to start engines at 2:59 p.m. … The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:11 p.m.
PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 8:30 a.m. … Drivers report to pre-race at 2:25 p.m. … Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m. … The invocation will be given by Tim Howey, senior pastor of Grace Church, at 2:52 p.m. … The national anthem will be performed by Sgt. Dustin Dierenfeldt of the Kansas City (Kan.) Police Department at 2:53 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (300 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 45. Stage 2 ends at Lap 90.
TV/RADIO: Race coverage begins on NBC at 3 p.m. … Motor Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. and also will stream at MRN.com; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, a high of 59 degrees, and a 7% chance of rain around the start of the race.
STARTING LINEUP: Kansas Xfinity starting lineup