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Today’s Xfinity race at Iowa: Start time, weather, radio/TV info and lineup

3M 250

NEWTON, IA - MAY 17: A general view of a green flag restart during the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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With the Sprint Cup Series off, the Xfinity Series get to play on a Sunday. They’ll compete in the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway.

Here’s all the info you need for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Chris Schwarck Board Member of Absolute Energy and Big River Resources, will give the command for drivers to start engines at 1:37 p.m. Green flag is set to wave at 1:44 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 250 laps (218.75 miles) around the .875-mile oval.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity Garage opens at 10 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 1:05 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Specialist Mark Meier from the 34th Army Band, Iowa National Guard, will perform the anthem at 1:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race with its coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. (NASCAR RaceDay airs at 1 p.m.). Motor Racing Network’s broadcast on radio and at begins at 1 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: predicts a temperature of 88 degrees with a 0 percent chance of rain at the start.

LAST TIME: Ryan Blaney led 252 of the 260 laps in the August race that went beyond its scheduled distance of 250 laps. Regan Smith was second with Brian Scott third. Chris Buescher took the lead with two laps to go to win the May race. Chase Elliott was second with Erik Jones third.


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