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Today’s Xfinity race at Dover: Start time, weather, radio & TV info


The NASCAR Xfinity Series competes today at Dover International Speedway in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200.

Here’s what you need to know about the race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Dan Haines, vice president of marketing and advertising for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, will give the command to start engines approximately 15 minutes after the completion of the second heat race. The green flag is scheduled to wave seven minutes after the command.

DISTANCE: The race is 120 laps (120 miles) around the 1-mile track.

HEAT RACES: The first heat race is scheduled to take the green flag at 2:25 p.m. The second heat race is scheduled to take the green flag 17 minutes after the completion of the first heat race. Both heat races are 40 laps.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity Garage opens at 7:30 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 1:40 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Nashville recording artist Tim Dixon will perform the anthem at 2:11 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 2 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s broadcast on radio and at, begins at 1:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: predicts a temperature of 73 degrees and a 15 percent chance of rain at race time.

LAST TIME: Regan Smith led the final 80 laps to win last October. Denny Hamlin was second with Kyle Busch third. Chris Buescher led the final 10 laps to win at Dover last May. Matt Kenseth was second with Regan Smith third.