Weekend schedules for Sprint Cup, Xfinity action at Kansas Speedway

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Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway marks the midpoint of both the Chase for the Sprint Cup, as well as Round 2 of the Chase.

Joey Logano is the race’s defending winner. Drivers who had poor showings last weekend at Charlotte – Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch – need a strong finish this weekend.

Also, the Xfinity Series races at Kansas, ending a stretch of 16 consecutive weekends of racing.

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

8:30 am – 8:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open
11:30 am – 8:30 pm – Xfinity garage open
1 – 2:25 pm – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)
2:30 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins
2:30 – 3:20 pm – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)
4:30 – 5:55 pm – Xfinity final practice (NBCSN)
6:15 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN, MRN)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

8:30 am – Xfinity garage opens
10 am – 6:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open
11:30 am – 12:25 pm – Sprint Cup practice (CNBC, MRN)
12:45 pm – Xfinity qualifying (NBCSN)
2:15 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN, MRN)
3:30 pm – Xfinity driver introductions
4 pm – Xfinity race – Kansas Lottery 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

8:30 am – Sprint Cup garage opens
1:15 pm – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting
1:35 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions
2:15 pm – Sprint Cup race – Hollywood Casino 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles) (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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