NASCAR’s weekend schedule at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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NASCAR’s top two series return to the sport’s home track this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Sprint Cup Series begins its second round of the Chase with the Bank of America 500.

Xfinity Series teams brace for the first cutoff race of its Chase.

Both will be on track beginning Thursday, which culminates with Sprint Cup qualifying.

UPDATE: Friday activity at the track was scrubbed because of rain, and the Xfinity Series race was rescheduled to Sunday. New schedule below.

All times are Eastern.

Thursday, Oct. 6

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

noon – 9 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

1:30 – 2:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)

3 – 3:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

5:30 – 6:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

7:20 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; three rounds/multi-car (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, Oct. 8

11 a.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

4:45 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

6:15 p.m. – Driver introductions

7:05 p.m. – Bank of America 500; 334 laps, 501 miles (NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, Oct. 9

7 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10:30 a.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

11 a.m. – Drive for the Cure 300; 200 laps, 300 miles (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)