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

NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 06: Aric Almirola, driver of the #98 Fresh from Florida Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 6, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Round three of the Dash 4 Cash takes place today at Talladega Superspeedway. That means no Cup regulars will be in this race. Battling for the $100,000 bonus will be Elliott Sadler, Christopher Bell, Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric.

Here is all the info for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Wayne Sternbergh will give the command to start engines at 3:02 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:14 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 113 laps (300.58 miles) around the 2.66-mile speedway.

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

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 9 a.m. Qualifying is at 11 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Calah Delaney, a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Bethesda, Maryland, will perform the anthem at 2:56 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. 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 75 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Aric Almirola won this race a year ago. Elliott Sadler was second. Joey Logano placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup.