Friday’s NASCAR schedule at Richmond: Long and busy day for Xfinity Series

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Today will be a busy day for the NASCAR Xfinity series at Richmond Raceway.

The Xfinity Series has just one practice session, but it’s nearly two hours in length in the morning.

Then, later in the day, the Xfinity drivers will have qualifying, followed by tonight’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 race.

The NASCAR Cup series will have two practice sessions and qualifying for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times Eastern):

7 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

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

8 – 9:55 a.m. – Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

10 – 10:55 a.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

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

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

4:15 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds) (NBCSN)

5:45 p.m. – Cup qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds) (NBCSN, MRN)

7 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 p.m. — Virginia529 College Savings 250 (250 laps, 187.5 miles) (NBCSN; Motor Racing Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)