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

NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive Sober 200

Daniel Suarez won last fall’s Xfinity race at Dover International Speedway.

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The Xfinity Series moves to its second race of the playoffs with today’s Use Your Melon, Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway.

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

(All times are Eastern)

START: Lt. William Sullivan of the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Police Department, will give the command to start engines at 2:42 p.m. Green flag is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. ET

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile concrete oval.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 60. Stage 2 ends at Lap 120.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Xfinity garage opens at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:10 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Tom Dixon will perform the Anthem at 2:36 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN’s coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green. NBCSN’s race broadcast begins at 2:45 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts a temperature of 66 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at race time.

LAST TIME: Daniel Suarez led 123 of 200 laps on the way to winning. Ty Dillon finished second. Justin Allgaier was third. Kyle Larson won the June race, leading 137 of 200 laps.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for starting lineup