Start time, weather, TV info

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back in action with Saturday night’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

There are ten races left until the start of the playoffs.

Austin Hill has never finished worse than second in three races at Atlanta since the track was reconfigured. He won the last two races there. Riley Herbst is the only other driver in the series to have a top 10 finish in each of Atlanta’s last three races.

There are six Georgia drivers entered in Saturday’s event – ​​the most of any Xfinity race in Atlanta. These six are: Hill, Brandon Jones, Ryan Sieg, Kyle Sieg, Chandler Smith and Mason Massey.

Saturday’s Xfinity Race Details at Atlanta Motor Speedway

(all Eastern times)

BEGIN: The order to start the engines will be given at 8:09 p.m…. The green flag must be waved at 8:20 p.m.

PRE-RACE: The Xfinity garage opens at 11 a.m…. Qualifying begins at 4:05 p.m…. Driver presentations begin at 7:30 p.m…. The invocation will be given by Elliott Yancey, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Forest Park , Georgia, at 8:01 p.m…. The national anthem will be performed by Kendall Peeples at 8:02 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 163 laps (251.02 miles) on the 1.54 mile speedway.

STEPS: Stage 1 ends at lap 40. Stage 2 ends at lap 80.

FIRST LINE: Start of qualifying at 4:05 p.m.

TV/RADIO: USA Network will air the race at 8 p.m. … Coverage begins with Countdown to Green at 7:30 p.m. in the United States … Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 3 p.m. and can be heard on . …SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will air the PRN show.

FORECAST: Weather underground: Mostly cloudy with highs of 81 degrees and 17% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Austin Hill led 103 of 163 laps to win a race slowed by 11 cautions. Twelve cars failed to finish, 10 of them due to an accident. Daniel Hemric finished second.

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