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Saturday Phoenix Xfinity race: Start time, TV info, weather

Kim Coon, Nate Ryan and Kyle Petty preview the final stop on NASCAR's West Coast Tour at Phoenix Raceway, including which drivers are facing pressure to perform following two poor starts to the season.

Justin Allgaier is expected to be among the contenders in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway.

To date, the season has been a success but also a frustration for Allgaier. He has finished third at Daytona, third at Auto Club Speedway and second at Las Vegas. So close -- but no Victory Lane.

Allgaier has an excellent history at Phoenix with two wins, two second places and nine top-five runs.

Details for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Phoenix Raceway

(All times Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 4:38 p.m. by Michael Dersken of United Rentals. The green flag is scheduled at 4:47 p.m.

PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 10:30 a.m. ... Practice begins at 12:35 p.m. ... Qualifying begins at 1:05 p.m. ... The invocation will be given at 4:30 p.m. by Antoine Anderson, lead pastor of 2:Ten Church. ... The national anthem will be sung by Sam Saxton at 4:31 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: FS1 will broadcast the race at 4:30 p.m. ... NASCAR Raceday airs at 3:30 p.m. on FS1. ... Motor Racing Network coverage begins at 4 p.m. and also will stream at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: Weather Underground -- Mostly cloudy skies with a high of 80 and zero percent chance of rain at teh start of the race.

LAST TIME: Ty Gibbs won last November’s Xfinity race at Phoenix and took home the series championship. Playoff contenders Noah Gragson (second) and Justin Allgaier (third) followed.