NASCAR’s weekend schedule for Chicagoland Speedway

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It’s time to finally run for the championship in the Sprint Cup Series with the start of the Chase this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 is the first of 10 races that will decide the 2016 champion.

Meanwhile, both the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series will hold their regular-season finales and establish their Chase fields.

Here’s the full weekend schedule at Chicagoland Speedway.

All times are Eastern.

Thursday, Sept. 15

1 – 8:30 p.m. – Truck garage open

4 – 4:55 p.m. – Truck practice (No TV)

6:30 – 7:25 p.m. – Final Truck practice (No TV)

Friday, Sept. 16

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

10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

10:30 a.m.  – Truck garage opens

12:30 – 1:25 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

1:30 – 2:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (No TV, NBC Sports App, Motor Racing Network)

3 – 4:25 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (No TV, NBC Sports App)

4:30 p.m. – Truck qualifying; single car/two rounds (Fox Sports 1)

6:30 p.m. – Truck driver-crew/chief meeting

6:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – American Ethanol E15 225; 150 laps/225 miles (Fox Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, Sept. 17

8:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Cup garage open

10:30 – 11:25 a.m.  – Cup practice (CNBC, MRN)

11:45 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (NBCSN)

1:15 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

1:30 – 2:25 p.m. Final Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)

2:30 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

3 p.m. – Drive for Safety 300; 200 laps, 300 miles (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, Sept. 18

8:30 a.m. – Cup garage opens

12:30 p.m. – Driver/crew chief meeting

2 p.m. – Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400; 267 laps, 400.5 miles (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)