Weekend schedule for Texas Motor Speedway

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It’s time for some night racing. NASCAR goes under the lights for the first time this season as it heads to Texas Motor Speedway.

The Sprint Cup Series takes part in the Duck Commander 500 and the Xfinity Series returns from two weeks of hibernation for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

Here’s the schedule for the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, including TV and radio information.

All times are Eastern.

Thursday, April 7

1  – 11 p.m. – Xfinity Series garage open

2:30 – 8 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series garage open

4 – 5:25 p.m. – Xfinity Series practice (Fox Sports 1)

5:30 – 6:55 p.m.  – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

7 – 7:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity Series practice (Fox Sports 1)

Friday, April 8

10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

11 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

2:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; three rounds/multi-car (Fox Sports 1, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

4:45 p.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying; three rounds/multi-car (Fox Sports 1)

6:15 p.m. – Xfinity Series driver-crew chief meeting

6:30 – 7:50 p.m. – Final Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

8 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

8: 30 p.m. – O’Reilly Auto Parts 300;  200 laps, 300 miles (Fox Sports 1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, April 9

1:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage opens

5:30 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

6:50 p.m. – Driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Duck Commander 500; 334 laps, 501 miles (Fox, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)