Start time, lineup, TV info

The Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs continues Saturday at Kansas Speedway.

A Champion 4 berth was left unclaimed in recently’s Round of 8 opener at Texas Motor Speedway, where non-playoff motorist John Hunter Nemechek took the checkered flag.

Daniel Hemric, who completed second at Texas, will begin on pole Saturday. Ruling series champ Austin Cindric joins him on the front row.

Information for Saturday’s Kansas Xfinity race:

(Perpetuity are Eastern)

START: Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City, Mo.) will provide the command to begin engines at 2:59 p.m. … The green flag is set up to wave at 3:11 p.m.

PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 8:30 a.m. … Motorists report to pre-race at 2:25 p.m. … Chauffeur intros are at 2:30 p.m. … The invocation will be provided by Tim Howey, senior pastor of Grace Church, at 2:52 p.m. … The nationwide anthem will be carried out by Sgt. Dustin Dierenfeldt of the Kansas City (Kan.) Authorities Department at 2:53 p.m.

RANGE: The race is 200 laps (300 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway.

PHASES: Phase 1 ends at Lap 45. Phase 2 ends at Lap 90.

TV/RADIO: Race protection starts on NBC at 3 p.m. … Motor Racing Network’s radio protection starts at 2:30 p.m. and likewise will stream at MRN.com; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will bring the broadcast.

STREAMING: NBC

PROJECTION: Weather condition Underground’s projection requires mainly cloudy skies, a high of 62 degrees, and a 8% possibility of rain around the start of the race.

BEGINNING LINEUP: Kansas Xfinity beginning lineup

LAST TIME OUT: Last October at Kansas, Chase Briscoe clinched an area in the Champion 4 with his series-high ninth win of the season. Briscoe led a race-high 159 of 200 laps.

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Saturday Kansas Xfinity race: Start time, lineup, television information initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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