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Tonight’s Xfinity race at Texas: Start time, weather, TV/radio info

NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

Kyle Larson won last year’s Xfinity Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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The second race of the three-race NASCAR Xfinity Series Round of 8 playoffs takes place in tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Here’s the info you need for the race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Chris Newton, Chris Muffler Service, will give the command to start engines at 8:37 p.m. Green flag is scheduled for 8:46 p.m.

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

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

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Qualifying is slated for 6:05 p.m. Driver introductions are at 8 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Madison McWilliams will perform the anthem at 8:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race at 8:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at, starting with its pre-race show at 8 p.m. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.

FORECAST: The site predicts a temperature of 80 degrees and a one percent chance of rain at race time.

LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won last fall’s playoff race, followed by Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick. Erik Jones won in the spring, leading 112 of 200 laps, followed by Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick.

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