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Tonight’s Xfinity race at Charlotte: Start time, weather, TV/radio info


EDITOR’S NOTE: The race has been postponed. It will be run at 11 a.m. Sunday and be shown on NBCSN

The Xfinity Series is scheduled to hold its first elimination race in its Chase with tonight’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Below is the tentative schedule and other important information for the race, which could be delayed by Hurricane Matthew as it moves up the East Coast.

The defending race winner is Austin Dillon. Denny Hamlin won the May race.

(Times listed are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 8:07 by Fara Palumbo, Jackie Carter, Liz Taylor and
Robin Hill. All are Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC employees and breast cancer survivors. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 8:16.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 11 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 6:15 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Will be performed at Star Swain at 8:01.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green, followed by race coverage at 8 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. and can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts a temperature of 70 degrees and a 65 percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup