Weekend NASCAR Cup, Xfinity schedule at Richmond

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The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series move to Richmond International Raceway for this weekend’s racing action.

The track hosted its first NASCAR race in 1953. The 0.75-mile facility is challenging and a driver and fan favorite.

Jimmie Johnson goes for his third consecutive victory after winning at Texas Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway this month.

Here’s the weekend schedule, complete with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)

Friday, April 28

9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  – Xfinity garage open

11:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. – Cup practice (Fox Sports 1, MRN)

1 – 1:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (FS1)

3 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (FS1)

4:45 p.m. – Cup qualifying; three rounds/multi-car (FS1, MRN)

Saturday, April 29

6:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Cup garage open

9 – 9:55 a.m. – Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

10:05 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying; three rounds/multi-car (FS1)

11:15 a.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. – Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

12:30 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

1 p.m. – Toyota Care 250; 250 laps/187.5 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, April 30

8:30 a.m. – Cup garage opens

12 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

1:20 p.m – Driver introductions

2 p.m. – Toyota Owners 400; 400 laps, 300 miles (Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)