Saturday COTA Xfinity race: Start time, TV info, weather
Austin Hill, the dominant driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series through the early weeks of the season, will be looking for his first Xfinity road course win Saturday.
Hill has won three of the season’s first five races, scoring victories at Daytona, Las Vegas and Atlanta.
Hill has been close in previous road course runs. He has a second at COTA, a third at Portland, a fourth at Road America and a ninth at Indianapolis.
Allmendinger and three other Cup Series regulars -- Aric Almirola, William Byron and Ty Gibbs -- are scheduled to race in the Xfinity event.
Details for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Circuit of the Americas
(All times Eastern)
START: The command to start engines will be given at 5:08 p.m. ... The green flag is scheduled at 5:19 p.m.
PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 2 p.m. ... The invocation will be given by Jordan Thiessen of Pit Boss Grills at 5 p.m. ... The national anthem will be performed by recording artist Payton Keller at 5:01 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 46 laps (156 miles) on the 3.41-mile track.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 14. Stage 2 ends at Lap 30.
STARTING LINEUP: COTA Xfinity starting lineup
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 5 p.m. ... NASCAR RaceDay airs at 4 p.m. on FS1. ... Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. and can be heard at goprn.com. ...SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground -- Mainly sunny. Temperature of 82 at race time. No chance of rain.
LAST TIME: AJ Allmendinger won last March’s Xfinity race at COTA. Austin Hill was two seconds behind in second place. Cole Custer finished third.