Friday’s schedule for NASCAR Cup and Xfinity at Daytona

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Friday will be a day of qualifying for both the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series, as well as the evening’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Xfinity race.

Aric Almirola won last year’s Xfinity race but will be unable to defend it tonight, as he’s recovers from injuries sustained in a May 13 crash at Kansas.

Here’s today’s complete schedule at Daytona (all times Eastern):

9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

12 p.m. – Xfinity garage opens

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

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

4:10 p.m. – Cup qualifying impound (single vehicle/two rounds) (NBCSN, MRN)

7 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Xfinity Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 race (100 laps, 250 miles) (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)