Richmond NASCAR schedule: From Friday’s practices through Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race

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Virginia may be for lovers, but that state’s Richmond International Raceway is for racers and race fans.

And there’ll be lots of action compressed into two days, Friday and Saturday, as NASCAR returns to the legendary .750-mile racetrack.

There have been 118 Sprint Cup races at the high-speed short track to date, and race No. 119 promises to be as exciting as most of its predecessors.

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

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

12 pm – 5 pm – Xfinity garage open

2 pm – 6:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

7 am – Xfinity Series garage open

8:15 am  10:25 am – Final Xfinity practice (No TV)

9 am – 9 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

11 am – 12:25 pm – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

1 pm – 2:25 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (Fox Sports 1)

2:30 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

3:45 pm – Xfinity Series qualifying (Fox Sports 1)

5:15 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

5:45 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

7 pm – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 pm – Xfinity Series race – Toyota Care 250 (250 laps, 187.5 miles) (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

1 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

5 pm – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

6:30 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions

7 pm – Toyota Owners 400 (400 laps, 300 miles) (Fox/MRN)

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