NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Bristol
By AMANDA VINCENT
After a mid-week NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, NASCAR competition is slated to resume at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Friday, with the Xfinity Series running the Food City 300 on Friday night and the Sprint Cup Series closing out the Bristol race weekend Saturday night with the running of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
The Xfinity Series will be the first to hit the track since the running of Wednesday night’s Truck Series race, with two practice sessions scheduled for Thursday. The Sprint Cup Series is slated to hit the track for the first time on Friday.
Here’s a look at the Xfinity/Sprint Cup schedule of on-track activity at Bristol (courtesy of NASCAR.com
All times ET
1-2:25 p.m. – Xfinity Series practice (CSN)
3:30-4:25 p.m. – Xfinity Sreies final practice (CSN)
10-11:25 a.m. – Sprint Cup Series practice (CSN)
12:30-1:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series final practice (USA)
3:15 p.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying (CSN)
5:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series qualifying (USA)
7:30 p.m. – Xfinity Series race (USA)
8 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series race (NBCSN)
The Xfinity Series may have to work around thunderstorms in attempts to get both its practice sessions in on Thursday. The Bristol, Ten., forecast for Thursday calls for a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms on Thursday as the temperatures range from a high of 83 and a low of 67.
Thunderstorms also are expected to be in the area on Friday. The chance of precipitation is at 43 percent for the daytime hours on Friday. The likelihood of rain drops to 25 percent, though, Friday night. The temperature is expected to be in the low-80s during the day on Friday, dipping into the mid-60s Friday night.
Precipitation is expected to remain in the area all the way through the race weekend, as the likelihood of rain Saturday night stands at 55 percent. A Saturday-night low temperature in the mid-60s is predicted.