Full Richmond weekend schedule for Cup, Xfinity

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For Sprint Cup drivers, this weekend is where it all ends – and begins again for 16 drivers.

Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 race at Richmond International Raceway will bring an end to the 26-race Sprint Cup regular season. The Chase for the Sprint Cup field will be set after this race.

Also, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will race at Richmond on Friday. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has one more weekend off before returning to action next week at Chicagoland Speedway.

Here’s the schedule (all times listed are Eastern):

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

11:30 am – 9 pm – Xfinity garage open

2 – 6 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

2:30 – 3:55 pm – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

5  – 5:55 pm – Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

8:30 am – 9 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

9:30 am – Xfinity garage opens

10 am – 11:55 pm – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

1  – 2:25 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN, MRN)

2:30 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

3:45 pm – Xfinity qualifying (NBCSN, MRN)

5:30 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

5:45 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN, MRN)

7 pm – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 pm – Virginia529 College Savings 250 Xfinity race (250 laps, 187.5 miles) (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

1:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage opens

5:30 pm – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

7 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions

7:30 pm – Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup race (400 laps, 300 miles) (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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