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

NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for Safety 300

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, and Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, leave pit road during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

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The Xfinity Series hold its regular-season finale today at Chicagoland Speedway with 300.

There are only three spots left to be filled before the postseason begins next weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Blake Koch, Michael Annett and Brendan Gaughan are the drivers currently in those spots based on points.

Below is all the important info you need ahead of the race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Jon Magnusson, CEO of, will give the command to start engines at 3:37 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 9 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:45 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3:05 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Nashville recording artist Kelsey Hickman will perform the Anthem at 3:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN’s race broadcast begins at 3:30 p.m. NBCSN’s coverage begins at 3 p.m. with Countdown to Green. Motor Racing Network’s broadcast begins at 3 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts a temperature of 85 degrees and a 0 percent chance of rain at race time.

LAST TIME: Erik Jones led 10 laps, including the final nine after taking the lead from Elliott Sadler. Jones beat Kyle Larson and Sadler to earn his fourth Xfinity win of the season

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for today’s starting lineup.