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One Cup team, nine Xfinity teams docked practice time Friday at Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Weatherman‘s Cup car will be penalized 15 minutes of practice and nine Xfinity teams will lose 15 minutes Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Weatherman will miss practice time for being late to post-qualifying/pre-race inspection last weekend at Martinsville.

Cup practice is from 2 – 2:55 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In the Xfinity Series, the cars of BJ McLeod, Ryan Truex, Ryan Reed, John Hunter Nemechek, Josh Bilicki, Jeremy Clements, Bayley Currey, Bobby Earnhardt and Vinnie Miller will be docked 15 minutes.

The cars of McLeod, Bilicki, Currey, Earnhardt and Miller were penalized for being out of the garage late. The cars of Truex, Reed, Nemechek and Clements were penalized for failing inspection twice at Kansas.

The first Xfinity practice is from 3:05 – 3:50 p.m. ET today on the NBC Sports App.

Today’s Xfinity race at Road America: Start time, lineup and more

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After spending a week on the short track of Bristol, the Xfinity Series has its third road course race in  four weeks, competing today at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Here is all the info for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Robert Henderson, maintenance technician from Johnsonville, will give the command to start engines at 3:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:21 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 45 laps (182.2 miles) around the 4.048-mile road course.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 10. Stage 2 ends on Lap 20.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 8:30 a.m.Driver/crew chief meeting is at 12 p.m. Qualifying is at 12:35 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Christi Lueck will perform the anthem at 3:01 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. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for partly cloudy skies and a 24 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Jeremy Clements survived a last-lap spin to win over Michael Annett after leading 10 laps.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup.

Xfinity practice report at Road America

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FINAL PRACTICE

Justin Marks posted the fastest lap in final practice for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America with a speed of 109.603 mph.

He beat James Davison (109.179 mph) by more than half a second (.517).

Austin Cindric (109.147), Justin Allgaier (109.070) and Matt Tifft (108.884) rounded out the top five.

Making his return to NASCAR, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott (105.791) posted the 26th fastest time.

Last year’s winner, Jeremy Clements had a left front tire go flat in turn five 20 minutes into final practice and brought out a red flag.

Kaz Grala and Brian Henderson had off-course excursions in Canada Corner.

After driving off course in the rain in practice one, Tyler Reddick spun with Katherine Legge in Turn 5 with 50 minutes remaining in the session. Both drivers returned to the pits under their own power. Reddick had damage on the right front; Legge had damage on the left rear.

Legge (106.524) ended the session 23rd on the chart.

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FIRST PRACTICE

Wet conditions kept most of the competitors off track in the first practice session.

Rookies Reddick and Conor Daly were the only two drivers to take to the track.

Reddick made several laps practicing his entry onto pit road. Only one circuit was completed at speed (152.280).

Midway through the session, Reddick had an off-course excursion.

“Got a little wheel hop in the brakes and as soon as I tried to go down into the next gear, it went into neutral and didn’t catch third,” Reddick said on the NBCSN Sports App. “At that point, just hoping that when I hit the sand pit it wouldn’t do too bad a damage, but unfortunately it tore the splitter up pretty bad. “

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Scan All from Bristol, Darlington throwbacks

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a look back at Bristol and ahead at Darlington.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Dale Jarrett and Parker Kligerman joining her in the Stamford Studio.

On today’s show:

  • Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin are working to build momentum entering this year’s Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs. But while Elliott has become white-hot in the last five races, Larson and Hamlin have had mixed fortunes. How worried should the latter two be with the race for the championship soon to begin?
  • After over 250 XFINITY Series starts, Jeremy Clements claimed his first victory last summer at Road America. As the series returns to Wisconsin this weekend, Clements joins the show to talk about what it’ll take to make lightning strike twice! Plus: Parker Kligerman hops in the NBCSN iRacing Simulator to show us the most challenging corner on Road America’s sprawling 4-mile layout.
  • Much more from Saturday’s exciting Bristol Night Race! We’ve got the best sights and sounds from another wild evening in Tennessee with ‘Scan All,’ and our crew will highlight the best mid-pack performances in ‘Running with the Pack’.
  • And another throwback gets thrown in the ring for Labor Day Weekend at Darlington! What vintage look will Ty Dillon’s #13 car rock in the Southern 500?

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, watch it online at http:/nascarstream.nbcsports.com. If you plan to stream the show on your laptop or portable device, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified.

Once you enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at 5 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

Preliminary entry lists for Road America, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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The Cup Series is enjoying its final off-week of the 2018 season. That leaves the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series to enjoy the spotlight.

Both series will be on their own, competing on different road courses. Xfinity teams return to Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The Truck Series travels to Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, to race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Here are the entry lists for both races.

Xfinity – Johnsonville 180 (3 p.m. ET on Saturday on NBCSN)

There are 41 entries for the race, including Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, who will drive GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevrolet in his first NASCAR start since 2012.

James Davison is entered in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota, making his second consecutive start for the team at Road America.

IndyCar driver Conor Daly will attempt to make his NASCAR debut in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford.

Last year, Jeremy Clements was the surprise upset, scoring his first career NASCAR win.

Click here for the entry list.

Trucks – Silverado 250

There are 31 entries for the race.

Alex Tagliani is entered in Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 Chevrolet.

Jesse Iwuji will make his national NASCAR series debut in Reaume Brothers Racing’s No. 34 Chevrolet.

Last year, Austin Cindric won his first career NASCAR race after spinning Kaz Grala on the last lap.

Click here for the entry list.