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

NASCAR XFINITY Series - Kansas Lottery 300

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 21: Austin Dillon, driver of the #2 Rheem Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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The Xfinity Series begins its semifinal round today at Kansas Speedway. The next three races will cut the playoff field from eight to four.

Here is all the info for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer will give the command to start engines at 3:02 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:11 p.m.

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

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 8 a.m. Qualifying is at 11:40 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:25 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The Band Sayler will perform the anthem at 2:56 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBC will broadcast the race beginning at 2:55 p.m. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green on NBC. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: calls for sunny skies with a high of 60 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Christopher Bell won this race last year, finishing ahead of Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney.

TO THE REAR: Ross Chastain, Alex Labbe (unapproved adjustments)

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.