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Saturday’s Xfinity race at Road America: Start time, forecast and more

Road America

ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 23: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 Menards/Richmond Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America on August 23, 2019 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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It’s once again time for NASCAR to go road course racing.

The Xfinity Series holds its second road course race of the year Saturday with its annual visit to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

It’s one of the four NASCAR national series races being held this weekend, as the Cup and Truck Series compete at Michigan

Here are the details for the Xfinity race at Road America (all times ET):

START: The command to start engines is at 12:08 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 12:22 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 9 a.m. Drivers report to their cars at 11:50 a.m. The invocation will be given at noon by Pastor Peter Peitsch of Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart Lake. The national anthem will be performed at 12:01 p.m. by Charles Butler, Assistant Fire Chief for the city of Sheboygan.

DISTANCE: The race is 45 laps (182.16 miles) around the 4.048-mile road course

PACE LAP: At the direction of race control, the entire field will go down pit road during a pace lap for pit road speed verification. If a driver stops in the pit box for any reason, pulls over or slows down, they will start at the rear of the field.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 14. Stage 2 ends on Lap 29.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Its coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. with Countdown to Green followed by the race broadcast at noon. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast will begin at 11:30 a.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

TO THE REAR: Myatt Snider (unapproved adjustment)

STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App by clicking here.

FORECAST: The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, a high of 75 degrees and a 15% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST RACE: Brandon Jones passed Austin Cindric on the last lap to win at Kansas Speedway.

LAST YEAR AT ROAD AMERICA: Christopher Bell won, finishing 1.8 seconds ahead of Austin Cindric. Tyler Reddick placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup.