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Saturday schedule at Michigan

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Cup and Xfinity teams get into the busiest part of the weekend today at Michigan International Speedway.

With all practice sessions having taken place Friday, both series have qualifying sessions scheduled today, followed by the Xfinity Series race.

The wunderground.com forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 78 degrees.

Here’s how today’s schedule looks;

(All times Eastern)

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

9 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10:30 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/one lap (FS2)

11:45 a.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

12:05 p.m. – Cup qualifying/impound; single car/one lap (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

1 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

1:30 p.m. – LTi Printing 250; 125 laps/250 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Weekend schedule for NASCAR at Michigan, Texas

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All three NASCAR national series will be competing this weekend but they’ll be doing so in two different parts of the country.

Cup and Xfinity Series teams will race at Michigan International Speedway, and the Gander Outdoor Truck Series holds its first standalone weekend of the year at Texas Motor Speedway.

The wunderground.com forecast for this weekend at Michigan calls for high temperatures in the mid to high 70s all weekend. There’s a small chance of rain throughout the weekend.

The wunderground.com forecast for Thursday and Friday at Texas will see high temperatures in the mid to high 80s.

Here’s the full weekend schedule for both tracks with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)

Michigan International Speedway

Friday, June 7

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

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NASCAR.com, Motor Racing Network)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m. – Cup practice (NASCAR.com, MRN)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (FS2)

4:05 – 4:55 – Final Cup practice (FS2, MRN)

Saturday, June 8

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

9 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10:30 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/one lap (FS2)

11:45 a.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

12:05 p.m. – Cup qualifying/impound; single car/one lap (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

1 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

1:30 p.m. – LTI Printing 250; 125 laps/250 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, June 9

10 a.m. – Cup garage opens

Noon – Driver/crew chief meeting

1:20 – Driver introductions

2 p.m. – FireKeepers Casino 400; 200 laps/400 miles

 

Texas Motor Speedway

Thursday, June 6

Noon – 9 p.m. – Truck Series garage open

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. – First Truck practice (No TV)

5:05 – 5:55 p.m. – Second Truck practice (No TV)

7 – 7:45 p.m. – Final Truck practice (No TV)

Friday, June 7

1 p.m. – Truck garage opens

5:35 p.m. – Qualifying; single truck/one lap (NASCAR.com)

7 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

8:30 p.m. – Driver introductions

9 p.m. – SpeedyCash.com 400; 167 laps/250.5 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Preliminary entry lists for Cup and Xfinity at Michigan, Trucks at Texas

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This weekend’s NASCAR racing will be split between two fast but different racetracks.

The Cup and Xfinity Series will be at the 2-mile high-speed oval at Michigan International Speedway, while the Gander Outdoors Truck Series will be at the speedy 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway as part of the IndyCar weekend there.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for this weekend’s two races:

Cup – FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET Sunday on FS1)

Thirty-six cars are entered.

Garrett Smithley will make his fourth Cup start of the season, but his first in the No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet (his other three starts came for Spire Motorsports).

Kyle Weatherman will be in the No. 51 Petty Ware Racing Ford.

Josh Bilicki will drive for Rick Ware Racing in the No. 52 Ford.

Clint Bowyer won this race last year, while Kevin Harvick won the mid-summer August race.

Click here for the preliminary entry list.

 

Xfinity – LTi Printing 250 (1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on FS1)

A total of 39 cars are entered for this race.

Paul Menard is the only Cup regular who is entered in this race, driving the No. 12 Team Penske Ford.

There is no driver or crew chief listed yet for the No. 17 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet.

Austin Dillon won this race last year.

Click here for the preliminary entry list.

 

Trucks – Speedycash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET Friday on FS1)

There are 33 Trucks entered in this race.

Veteran Cup driver Greg Biffle will come out of retirement to drive the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

After switching his points eligibility to the Truck Series, Ross Chastain will drive Neice Motorsports’ No. 38 Chevy, replacing TJ Bell Jr.

Johnny Sauter won this race last year.

Click here for the preliminary entry list.

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Xfinity qualifying cancelled due to rain; Kyle Busch on pole

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Rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Michigan International. The field for the race will be set by owner points.

Kyle Busch will start on the pole alongside Paul Menard.

The top five is completed by Elliott Sadler, Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric.

Green flag for the LTi Printing 250 is scheduled for 1:46 p.m. ET

Click here for the starting lineup.