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Today’s Xfinity race at Daytona: Start time, lineup and more


during the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Matt Sullivan

A new season dawns today for the Xfinity Series with today’s race at Daytona International Speedway.

Here are the details for the race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Dan Draper, Managing Director & Global Head of ETFs, Invesco, will give the command to start engines at 2:37 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 2:49 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 120 laps (300 miles) around the 2.5-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 30. Stage 2 ends on Lap 60.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 8 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Driver introductions are at 2 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 2 p.m. Race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: calls for clear skies with a high of 78 degrees and no chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Ryan Reed took the lead with two laps to go to win this race last year. Kasey Kahne placed second and Austin Dillon third. In last July’s race, William Byron won, finishing ahead of Elliott Sadler and Dakoda Armstrong.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup.