Friday’s Xfinity, Sprint Cup schedule at Daytona


Friday marks the midpoint of the three-day racing weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Because of Thursday’s rainout, the Sprint Cup Series will have a 45-minute practice session from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET.

Later, both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series have qualifying sessions.

Then, the first race of the weekend — the Xfinity Series Subway Firecracker 250 — is slated to take the green flag at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Here’s how today’s schedule shapes up:

(All times Eastern)

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)

Noon – Xfinity garage opens

2:10 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (NBCSN)

3:45 p.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

4:10 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; single car/two rounds (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

7 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Firecracker 250 Xfinity race; 100 laps, 250 miles (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)