NASCAR Xfinity at Fontana 2017: Start time, race and qualifying schedule – USA TODAY
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It’s Xfinity Series race day at Auto Club Speedway, and we’ve got everything you need to know to get ready for Saturday’s Service King 300.
RACE START TIME: The fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local) today.
TV/RADIO SCHEDULE: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race on TV and has a pre-race show beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local). Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius/XM Radio will call the race on the radio.
QUALIFYING: The lineup will be set the same day as the race with qualifying beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. local). Fox Sports 1 will televise it live.
LIVE STREAMING: Fox is offering a live stream through its Fox Sports Go app.
RACE DISTANCE: The Service King 300 is 150 laps around the 2-mile track for a total of 300 miles.
SEGMENTS: Beginning this season, NASCAR is dividing every race into segments and awarding one bonus point to the winner of each stage. Here are the segments for the Service King 300: Stage 1: 35 laps; Stage 2: 35 laps; Stage 3: 80 laps.
WEATHER: Mild and cool. The Weather Channel is calling for partly cloudy skies and a high of 65 degrees, with a 20% chance of rain.
LAST TIME: Austin Dillon passed Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez on the final lap and surged to an improbable victory at Auto Club Speedway. Busch led 133 of the 150 laps, but the all-time Xfinity wins leader blew his left front tire while attempting to save fuel. Suarez briefly went in front while Busch attempted to keep racing on the sparking flat wheel, but when Suarez ran out of gas, Dillon, the 2013 Xfinity Series champion, roared to his then seventh career victory.
2017 XFINITY SERIES POINTS LEADERS
(Through March 18)
1. Elliott Sadler, 144.
2. William Byron, 133.
3. Ryan Reed, 121.
4. Justin Allgaier, 115.
5. Darrell Wallace Jr, 109.
6. Daniel Hemric, 104.
7. Brennan Poole, 98.
8. Matt Tifft, 91.
9. Michael Annett, 89.
10. Dakoda Armstrong, 84.
11. Blake Koch, 81.
12. Cole Custer, 78.
13. Brandon Jones, 75.
14. Brendan Gaughan, 74.
15. Harrison Rhodes, 64.
16. Garrett Smithley, 60.
17. Ross Chastain, 60.
18. Ryan Sieg, 53.
19. Tyler Reddick, 50.
20. J.J. Yeley, 49.