Saturday Portland Xfinity race: Start time, TV info, weather
There have been different winners in each of the last nine Xfinity Series races this season. Will the streak continue Saturday at Portland International Raceway?
Those nine different winners have been: Sammy Smith (Phoenix), Austin Hill (Atlanta), AJ Allmendinger (Circuit of the Americas), Chandler Smith (Richmond), John Hunter Nemechek (Martinsville), Jeb Burton (Talladega), Ryan Truex (Dover), Kyle Larson (Darlington) and Justin Allgaier (Charlotte).
Details for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Portland International Raceway
(All times Eastern)
START: The command to start engines will be given at 4:38 p.m. ... The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:46 p.m.
PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 10 a.m. ... Practice begins at 11:30 a.m. ... Qualifying begins at 12 p.m. ... Driver introductions begin at 4:15 p.m. ... The invocation will be given by Donnie Floyd of Motor Racing Outreach at 4:30 p.m. ... The national anthem will be performed at 4:31 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 75 laps (147.75 miles) on the 1.97-mile road course.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 25. Stage 2 ends at Lap 50.
STARTING LINEUP: Portland Xfinity starting lineup
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 4:30 p.m. ... Coverage begins at 4 p.m. ... Motor Racing Network coverage begins at 4 p.m. and can be heard on mrn.com. ... SiriusXN NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground -- Sunny with a high of 73 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: AJ Allmendinger won last year’s inaugural Xfinity race at Portland by 2.8 seconds. Myatt Snider finished second. Austin Hill placed third.