By AMANDA VINCENT
Both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup series head to the Midwest, to Kansas Speedway near Kansas City. Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series race will kick-off the second round of that series’ inaugural chase, while Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 will be the second race in the three-race second round — round of 12 — of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, meanwhile, takes a second-consecutive week off.
Here’s a look at the schedule of on-track NASCAR activity at Kansas Speedway (courtesy of NASCAR.com):
All times ET
1-2:25 p.m. — Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)
2:30-3:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice (NBCSN)
4:35-5:55 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (NBCSN)
6:15 p.m. — Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN)
11-11:50 a.m. — Sprint Cup practice
Noon – Xfinity Series qualifying (CNBC)
1:30-2:20 p.m. — Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN)
3 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (NBC)
2:15 p.m. — Sprint Cup race (NBC)
WEATHER (courtesy of Accuweather.com):
Chances of precipitation are fairly low throughout the Kansas Speedway NASCAR race weekend, but the highest chance of rain is on Sunday, Sprint Cup Series race day. According to the local weather forecast, the chance of rain on Sunday is 12 percent. On Friday, practice day for both series and qualifying day for the Sprint Cup Series, the chance of precipitation is at nine percent, dropping to four percent on Saturday, race day for the Xfinity Series.
High temperatures for the race weekend will vary between the low-70s and mid-80s. Friday is expected to be the coolest day, with a projected high of 72 degrees. The temperature is expected to reach 83 degrees on Saturday and 86 degrees on Sunday. Overnight lows are expected to be in the 60s and low-70s.
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