Weekend Sprint Cup, Xfinity, Truck schedules at Texas Motor Speedway

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All three of NASCAR’s premier national touring series are in action at the 1.5-mile track in Fort Worth, with races Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

This will be an important weekend for Sprint Cup title contenders who did not get off to a good start in the first race of Round 3 at Martinsville Speedway.

Joey Logano (38 points out of first place), Kurt Busch (-36) and Brad Keselowski (-34) have the most ground to make up.

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

12 pm – 8 pm – Truck garage open

3 – 4:25 pm – Truck practice (No TV)

5:30 – 6:25 pm – Truck final practice (No TV)


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

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

11 am – 8 pm – Xfinity garage open

12 pm – Truck garage opens

12:30 – 1:55 pm – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)

2 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

2 pm – 4:25 pm – Xfinity final practice (NBCSN)

4:40 pm – Truck qualifying (Fox Sports 1)

6:15 pm – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

6:45 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network)

8 pm – Truck driver introductions

8:30 pm – Camping World Truck Series race, WinStar World Casino 350 (147 laps, 220.5 miles) (Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

8 am – Xfinity garage opens

9:30 am – 6 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

11 – 11:55 am – Sprint Cup practice (CNBC)

12:15 pm – Xfinity qualifying (NBCSN)

1:45 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

2 pm – 2:50 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN)

3 pm – Xfinity driver introductions

3:30 pm – Xfinity race – O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (200 laps, 300 miles) (NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

8 am – Sprint Cup garage opens

12 pm – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

1:20 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions

2 pm – Sprint Cup race – AAA Texas 500 (334 laps, 501 miles) (NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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