Saturday Phoenix Xfinity race: Start time, TV info, weather
It all comes down to this for the Xfinity Series. Ty Gibbs and JR Motorsports drivers Noah Gragson, Justin Allgaier and Josh Berry will race for the championship Saturday at Phoenix Raceway (6 p.m. ET on USA Network).
Whichever driver finishes highest in the race will win the championship. Whoever it is will be a champion in this series for the first time. Of course, the rest of the field also will be racing for a win or to finish the season on a high note, so much is at stake.
Details for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Phoenix Raceway
(All times Eastern)
START: The command to start engines will be given at 6:08 p.m. ... Green flag is scheduled to wave at 6:17 p.m.
PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 10:30 a.m. ... Qualifying is at 2:30 p.m. ... Driver intros are at 5:35 p.m. ... Ben Howell, associate pastor of Relentless Church, will give the invocation at 6 p.m. ... James “Rambo” Smith will perform the anthem at 6:01 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (200 miles) on the 1-mile track.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 45. Stage 2 ends at Lap 90.
STARTING LINEUP: Phoenix Xfinity starting lineup
TV/RADIO: USA Network will broadcast the race at 6 p.m. . ... Countdown to Green airs at 5:30 p.m. on USA. Motor Racing Network coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. and also will stream at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground -- Sunny with a high of 70 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: Noah Gragson led 114 of 200 laps to win in March. Brandon Jones was second. Josh Berry placed third.