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NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Dover International Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

351676By AMANDA VINCENT

All three of NASCAR’s national series are in action this weekend, with the Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series running at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and the Camping World Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. the K&N Pro Series East also will race at Dover this weekend.

For the Cup Series, Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 will be the first elimination race of the 2017 playoffs. After Sunday’s checkered flag, four drivers will be advanced and the other 12 will advance to the second round.

Saturday races for both the Xfinity and Truck series will be second races in first rounds of playoffs. Saturday’s Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover will be a 200-lap affair, split into two 60-lap stages and a final 80-lap stage. Saturday night’s Truck Series race, the Las Vegas 350, will be a 146-lap race, divided into stages of 35, 35 and 76 laps.

Sunday afternoon’s Cup race will be made up of a couple of 120-lap stages, followed by a 160-lap third stage.

Here’s a look at the combined schedule of on-track activity for Dover International speedway at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (courtesy of NASCAR.com):

All times ET

FRIDAY
10-11:25 a.m. — Cup Series practice (NBCSN)
12:12:55 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice (NBCSN)
2:30-3:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (NBCSN)
3:40 p.m. — Cup Series qualifying (NBCSN)

SATURDAY
10:30-11:25 a.m. — Cup Series practice (CNBC)
11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. — Truck Series practice
11:35 a.m. — Xfinity Series qualifying (CNBC)
1-1:55 p.m. — Cup Series final practice (CNBC)
1-1:55 p.m. — Truck Series final practice
2:45 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (NBCSN)
6:10 p.m. — Truck Series qualifying (FS2)
8 p.m. — Truck Series race (FS1)

SUNDAY
2 p.m. — Cup Series race (NBCSN)

WEATHER (courtesy of Accuweather.com):

The Dover, Del., area looks primed to provide picture-perfect weather conditions for racing this weekend. No rain is in the forecast, and high temperatures are expected to hover around 70 throughout the weekend.

Also, no rain is expected in Las Vegas for Truck Series action there. The daytime high for the Saturday one-day show is expected to be much higher than in Dover, reaching the mid-90s. The trucks are going night racing, though, and Saturday night’s low is expected to be in the mid to upper-60s.

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