It’ll be a busy day for drivers in both the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
First, more than 20 drivers are entered in Friday’s Sprint Showdown, which will give the two highest-finishing drivers — as well as the winner of the fan vote — will advance into Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race and its $1 million check to the winners. Both the Showdown and All-Star Race are non-points paying exhibition races that do not count in the regular Sprint Cup season standings.
However, the Truck Series will engage in a regular points-paying, regular season contest in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 race, which is due to take the green flag at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Here’s the schedule for a busy Friday (all times listed are Eastern):
Friday, May 20
9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open
10:30 a.m. – Truck garage opens
1:30 – 2:55 p.m. Sprint Showdown practice (Fox Sports 1)
3 – 4:40 p.m. – Sprint All-Star practice (FS1, Motor Racing Network)
4:45 – 4:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup All-Star pit road speed practice
5:15 p.m. – Sprint Showdown driver/crew chief meeting
5:30 p.m. – Truck qualifying — single vehicle/two rounds (FS1)
6:45 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting
7 p.m. – Sprint Showdown driver introductions
7:15 p.m. – Sprint Showdown race (20 laps/20 laps/10 laps) (FS1/MRN/Sirius XM NASCAR Radio)
8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions
8:30 p.m. – North Carolina Education Lottery 200 race (134 laps, 201 miles) (FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)