Wednesday’s Sprint Cup practice schedule at Kentucky

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The start of a four-day schedule for NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway will begin Wednesday with two Sprint Cup practice sessions to test a lower-downforce package that will make its debut in Saturday’s Quaker State 400 race. NASCAR announced Tuesday that the new rules also are slated for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

There will be no live TV coverage of these sessions, but NASCAR America (5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN) will feature at-track reports from analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte between the practice sessions.

All three national series will be competing at Kentucky this weekend with a Camping World Truck Series race Thursday and the Xfinity Series’ Kentucky 300 on Friday. The Kentucky 300 and Quaker State 400 will be shown on NBCSN.

Here’s Wednesday’s schedule (All times listed are ET):

1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Truck garage open
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice