NASCAR weekend schedule: Thursday’s practices through Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

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Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is not only one of NASCAR’s biggest traditions, falling on the Memorial Day holiday weekend, it is also the most grueling test of man and machine on the Sprint Cup schedule.

Here’s this weekend’s schedule – starting with Thursday’s Sprint Cup practice and qualifying, as well as two Xfinity practices – before things really heat up on Saturday and Sunday.

All times listed are Eastern time.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 21

9:30 am – 10 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

1 pm – 10 pm – Xfinity garage open

2:30 – 3:55 pm – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

4 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

4 – 4:55 pm – Xfinity practice (Fox Sports 1)

5:30 – 6:55 pm – Final Xfinity practice (Fox Sports 1)

7:15 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying d(Fox Sports 1, Performance Racing Network)

 

FRIDAY, MAY 22

No on-track activities

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23

7 am – Xfinity garage open

8:30 am – 5 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

10 – 10:55 am – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

11:15 am – Xfinity qualifying (Fox Sports 1)

12:45 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

1 – 1:50 pm – Final Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

2 pm – Xfinity driver introductions

2:30 pm – Xfinity Series race: Hisense 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) (Fox, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 24

12 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

4 pm – Driver/crew chief meeting

5:20 pm – Driver introductions

6 pm Sprint Cup race: Coca-Cola 600 (400 laps, 600 miles) (Fox, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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