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

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With nine races down, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins the second quarter of its 2015 season.

It will be a busy weekend at the longest track in NASCAR at 2.66 miles in length. Not only will there be the GEICO 500 Sprint Cup race on Sunday, there’s also the Winn Dixie 300 Xfinity Series race on Saturday.

And as an added appetizer, the ARCA series races Friday afternoon in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200.

Here’s how the weekend shapes up (all times listed are Eastern time):

THURSDAY, April 30

8:30 am – 6 pm – ARCA garage open

1 pm – 7 pm – Xfinity garage open

FRIDAY, MAY 1

7 am – ARCA garage opens

8 am – 7:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

8:30 am – ARCA driver, crew chief, spotter meeting

9:30 am – 7:30 pm – Xfinity garage open

9:30 am – 11:20 am – ARCA final practice

11:30 am – 1:50 pm – Final Xfinity practice (Fox Sports 1)

2 pm – 2:55 pm – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

3:30 pm – ARCA qualifying

4 pm – Xfinity Qualifying inspection begins

4:30 pm – 5:25 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

5:30 pm – ARCA drivers introduction

6 pm – ARCA race (76 laps, 202.16 miles) (Fox Sports 1)

SATURDAY, MAY 2

7 am – 3 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

9 am – Xfinity garage open

11 am – Xfinity qualifying (Fox Sports 1)

12:45 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

1 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying and impound (Fox/MRN)

2:30 pm – Xfinity Series driver introductions

3:00 pm – Xfinity Series race – Winn Dixie 300 (113 laps, 300.58 miles) (Fox/MRN)

SUNDAY, MAY 3

8 am – Sprint Cup garage open

11 am – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

12:25 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions

1 pm – Geico 500 (188 laps, 500.08 miles) (Fox/MRN)

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