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Today’s Xfinity race at Pocono: Start time, weather, TV/radio info

NASCAR XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 04: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 SportClips Haircuts Toyota, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, lead the field into turn one after the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway on June 4, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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Rookie Cole Custer has been the top finisher among full-time Xfinity drivers the past two races and will look to continue that streak with today’s race at Pocono Raceway. Custer was seventh at Charlotte two weeks ago and placed fourth at Dover last weekend. The drivers ahead of him in each of those races did not score points in the Xfinity Series.

Here are the particulars for today’s Xfinity race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Justin Zeulner, executive director of the Green Sports Alliance, will give the command for drivers to start engines at 1:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 1:18 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 100 laps (250 miles) around the 2.5-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 25. Stage 2 ends on Lap 50.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 6 a.m. The drivers meeting is at 11:15 a.m. Driver introductions are at 12:35 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Alyssa Golden will perform the Anthem at 1:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 1 p.m. Its coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at MRN’s coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts 74 degrees at race time with a 15 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST YEAR: Kyle Larson won the track’s inaugural Xfinity race last June. Larson led 27 of the 53 laps in the rain-shortened event. Erik Jones was second. Ty Dillon placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.