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Full Speedweeks schedule for Daytona International Speedway

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The time has come for NASCAR racing to return.

In three days the Cup Series will return to the track to begin Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with practice for Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash and the Feb. 18 Daytona 500.

That begins a stretch of six in nine days where cars will be on track at the 2.5-mile speedway.

Here’s the complete schedule for Speedweeks, complete with TV and radio information.

SPEEDWEEKS SCHEDULE

*subject to change

All times are Eastern

SATURDAY, Feb. 10

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. — Cup garage open

10:35 – 11:55 a.m. — Practice only for teams in Advance Auto Parts Clash (Fox Sports 1, MRN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. — Cup practice (for all teams) (FS1, MRN)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. — Cup practice (for all teams) (FS1, MRN)

4:45 p.m. — ARCA race (FS1)

SUNDAY, Feb. 11

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. — Cup garage open

10 a.m. – Driver/crew chief meeting

12:15 p.m. — Daytona 500 qualifying; single car/two rounds (FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

2:30 p.m. — Driver introductions

3 p.m. — Advance Auto Parts Clash; 75 laps/187.5 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

MONDAY, Feb. 12

No track activity

TUESDAY, Feb. 13

No track activity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14

No track activity

THURSDAY, Feb. 15

9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Truck Series garage open

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Xfinity garage open

11:35 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)

3:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. — Cup garage open

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. — Final Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)

5:15 p.m. — Cup driver – crew chief meeting

7 p.m. — Can-Am Duel 1 (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

9 p.m. — Can-Am Duel 2 (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

FRIDAY, Feb. 16

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. — Cup garage open

9:30 a.m. — Truck Series garage opens

10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Xfinity garage open

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. — Xfinity practice (FS1)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. — Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m. — Final Xfinity practice (FS1)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. — Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

4:30 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series qualifying; Single truck/two rounds (FS1)

6:15 p.m. — Truck Series driver/crew chief meeting

7 p.m. — Driver introductions

7:30 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series race NextEra Energy Resources 250; 100 laps/250 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SATURDAY, Feb. 17

8 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

9:35 a.m. — Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1)

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  — Cup garage open

11:30 a.m. — Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. — Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

2 p.m. — Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. — Xfinity race PowerShares QQQ 300; 120 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SUNDAY, Feb. 18

8 a.m. — Cup garage opens

12:30 p.m. — Driver-crew chief meeting

1:45 p.m. — Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. — Daytona 500; 200 laps/500 miles (FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Brad Keselowski wins pole for New Hampshire Xfinity race

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Brad Keselowski will start first in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Keselowski claimed the pole for the Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET on NBCSN) with a speed of 130.296 mph.

It’s his second pole in three starts this season and his fifth pole in 10 starts at the 1-mile track.

Keselowski is trying to win his fourth straight Xfinity race.

The Team Penske driver will be joined on the front row by Christopher Bell (130.126 mph).

The top five is completed by Ryan Preece, Cole Custer and John Hunter Nemechek.

Ryan Truex, Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric, Kaz Grala, Jeremy Clements, Michael Annett and Ross Chastain did not advance out of the second round.

During the first round the red flag came out with 6:25 left due to fluid on the track from Ryan Reed‘s No. 16 Ford.

Reed will start last.

Click here for qualifying results.

 

Today’s Xfinity race at New Hampshire: Start time, lineup and more

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Last year, Ryan Preece finished second to Kyle Busch in this race. Preece takes over the car that beat him last year and hopes to improve by one position. He’ll have to beat Cup regulars Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon to do so.

Here’s all the info for today’s Xfinity race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 4:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (211.6 miles) around the 1.05-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 7 a.m. Qualifying is at 11:05 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Driver introductions are at 3:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Boston Sports Team Vocalist John Robert Murphy will perform the anthem at 4:01 p.m. The Canadian National Anthem will be performed by Jodie Cunningham at 3:58 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race beginning at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green on NBCSN. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 78 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch beat his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Ryan Preece by more than 10 seconds. William Byron came home third, with Cup regulars Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski rounding out the top five.

STARTING LINEUP: Qualifying is at 11:05 a.m.

Denny Hamlin posts fastest lap in Saturday morning Cup practice

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LOUDON, N.H. – Denny Hamlin had the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s Cup practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, leading the field with a lap of 132.942 mph.

He was followed by Ryan Blaney (132.526 mph), Martin Truex Jr. (132.462), Kyle Busch (132.406) and Kevin Harvick (132.356).

Harvick ran the most laps at 50. Harvick told NASCAR on NBC broadcaster Rick Allen in the garage that he ran so many laps to see how much the speed falls off as the tires wear. Jimmie Johnson was next with 42 laps run.

There were no incidents in the 50-minute session.

Ryan Blaney had the best 10-lap average at 131.767 mph.

Click here for the speed chart.

Start time of Sunday’s Cup race moved up to 1 pm ET

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LOUDON, N.H. – The start time for Sunday’s Cup race has been moved up to 1 p.m. ET because of the threat of rain, NASCAR announced.

NBCSN will broadcast the race. NBCSN’s coverage begins at noon ET.

The wunderground.com forecast for 1 p.m. ET Sunday calls for a 49 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. There is a threat of rain throughout the day.

Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s race.