Bristol NASCAR schedule: From Friday’s practices through Sunday’s Sprint Cup race

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There’s only three words you need to know about this weekend’s NASCAR racing action: It’s Bristol, baby!

It’ll be a busy weekend for Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series drivers and teams at NASCAR’s fastest half-mile bullring.

Will we see gentlemanly racing? Not likely.

Will we see tempers boil over? Very likely.

Here’s the weekend schedule including Fox and Fox Sports 1 TV coverage and the Performance Racing Network (simulcast on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90) radio coverage:

* All times listed are Eastern

FRIDAY, APRIL 17
6:30 am – 7:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open
7 am – Sprint Cup inspection begins
10 am – 7:30 pm – Xfinity garage open
12 pm – 1:25 pm – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)
1:30 pm Qualifying inspection begins
1:30 – 2:25 pm Xfinity Series practice (Fox Sports 1)
3 – 4:25 pm – Xfinity Series final practice (Fox Sports 1)
4:45 pm Sprint Cup qualifying (Fox Sports 1/PRN)

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
5:30 am – Xfinity Series garage open
7 am – 1:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open
8:30 am  9:25 am – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)
9:45 am – Xfinity Series qualifying (Fox Sports 1)
11:15 am – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting
11:30 am -12:25 pm– Sprint Cup final practice (Fox Sports 1)
1 pm – Xfinity driver introductions
1:15 pm – All Sprint Cup cars must be parked in haulers
1:30 pm – Xfinity Series race – Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles) (Fox Sports 1/PRN)

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
6 am – Sprint Cup garage open
11 am – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting
12:20 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions
1 pm – Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer (500 laps, 266.5 miles) (Fox/PRN)

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