NASCAR’s weekend schedule for Bristol Motor Speedway

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NASCAR returns to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the first of two race weekends on the short track this season.

In addition to the Sprint Cup Series’ Food City 500, the Xfinity Series debuts the new heat race format for the Dash 4 Cash in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. The K&N Pro Series East also will have BMS as a playground.

Here is the weekend schedule, including TV and radio information.

All times are Eastern.

Friday, April 15

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Xfinity Series garage open

11 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

12:30 – 1:55 p.m. – Xfinity Series practice (Fox Sports 1)

2 – 9:30 p.m. – K&N Pro Series East garage open

3 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity Series practice (Fox Sports 1)

4:15 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; three rounds/multi-car (Fox Sports 1, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. KNPS-E practice

7:00 – 7:20 p.m. KNPS-E final practice

7:30 – 7:45 p.m. KNPS-E qualifying

Saturday, April 16

6:30 a.m. – Xfinity Series garage opens

6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

8:30 – 9:25 a.m. – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

9:30 a.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying, multi-car/three rounds (Fox Sports 1)

10:45 a.m. – Xfinity Series driver-crew chief meeting

11 – 11:55 a.m. – Final Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1)

11 a.m. – KNPS-E – Garage opens

12:05 p.m. – Xfinity Series driver introductions

12:30 p.m.  – Xfinity Heat No. 1; 50 laps, 26.65 miles (Fox Sports 1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

1:10 p.m. Approx. – Xfinity Heat No.; 50 laps, 26.65 miles (Fox Sports 1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

1:30 p.m. – KNPS-E driver-crew chief meeting

1:45 p.m. Approx. – Xfinity Series main; 200 laps, 106.6 miles (Fox Sports 1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

4:15 p.m. Approx. – KNPS-E driver introductions

4:30 p.m. Approx. – KNPS-E race; 125 laps, 66.63 miles

Sunday, April 17

6 a.m. – Sprint Cup garage opens

11 a.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

12:20 p.m. – Driver introductions

1 p.m. – Food City 500; 500 laps, 266.5 miles (Fox, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)