2016 NASCAR Daytona Speedweeks schedule (tentative)

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After a nearly three-month offseason, the NASCAR world will kick off the 2016 season with Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, beginning in one month.

The defending champions in each series are: Kyle Busch (Sprint Cup), Chris Buescher (Xfinity) and Erik Jones (Camping World Trucks). Both Buescher and Jones will not be able to defend their 2015 titles as they’ve moved up in class, Buescher to Sprint Cup and Jones to Xfinity.

Here’s the tentative 2016 Speedweeks schedule (all times are Eastern):

Friday, February 12

12 – 9 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

3:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup random drawing and drawing for pit selection

5 – 5:55 p.m. – Sprint Unlimited practice

6:30 – 7:25 p.m. – Sprint Unlimited final practice

Saturday, February 13

8 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

10:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

1:30 – 3:25 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

6:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

7:50 p.m. – Sprint Unlimited driver introductions

8:15 p.m. – Sprint Unlimited (75 laps, 187.5 miles)

Sunday, February 14

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

1:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying (single vehicle, two rounds)

Monday, February 15

— No on-track action

Tuesday, February 16

— No on-track action

Wednesday, February 17

12 – 5 p.m. – Truck garage open

3 – 8 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

5 – 5:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

6:10 – 6:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

Thursday, February 18

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Truck garage open

10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

12 – 12:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

1:30 – 2:55 p.m. – Truck first practice

4 – 4:55 p.m. – Truck final practice

5:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

6:40 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver introductions

7 p.m. – Sprint Cup Can-Am Duel No. 1 qualifying race (60 laps, 150 miles)

8:40 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver introductions

9 p.m. – Sprint Cup Can-Am Duel No. 2 qualifying race (60 laps, 150 miles)

Friday, February 19

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

10 a.m. – Truck garage open

10:30 – 11:55 a.m. – Xfinity practice

12 – 12:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

1 – 1:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice

2 – 2:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice

3 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice

4:30 p.m. – Truck qualifying

6:15 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

7 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race (100 laps, 250 miles)

Saturday, February 20

7 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

10 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

11:50 a.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

12:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup final practice

3 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

3:30 p.m. – PowerShares QQQ 300 Xfinity Series race (120 laps, 300 miles)

Sunday, February 21

7 a.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

11 a.m. – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

12:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup driver introductions

1 p.m. – Daytona 500 Sprint Cup race (200 laps, 500 miles)

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