Friday schedule at Darlington Raceway

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Southern 500 weekend begins today with both Cup and Xfinity cars on track for two practices each.

Each series will have qualifying Saturday. The Xfinity Series races Saturday (4 p.m. ET on NBC) and the Cup race will be at 6 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN.

The wunderground.com forecast for Friday calls for sunny skies with a high of 90 degrees and a 10% chance of rain.

Here is the track’s Friday schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

4:05 – 4:55 p.m. – Final Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)