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NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Michigan, Road America

By AMANDA VINCENT

 

All three of NASCAR’s national divisions — Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — are in action this weekend, with the Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup series heading to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, while the Xfinity Series stands along for its third and final road-course race of the season at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

 

Both the Camping World Truck and Xfinity series race on Saturday with the Truck Series running the Careers for Veteran 200 at MIS and the Xfinity Series running the Road America 180 at Road America. The Sprint Cup Series closes out the weekend with Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400.

 

Here’s a look at the combined weekend schedule of on-track activity for all three series and both tracks (courtesy of NASCAR.com):

 

All times ET

 

FRIDAY

10-10:55 a.m. — Xfinity practice

Noon-1:25 p.m. — Xfinity final practice

Noon-1:25 p.m. — Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)

1:30-2:25 p.m. — Truck practice (FS2)

4-4:55 p.m. — Truck final practice (FS2)

5:15 p.m. — Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN)

6:35 p.m. — Xfinity qualifying (NBCSN)

 

SATURDAY

8:30-9:25 a.m. — Sprint Cup practice (CNBC)

9:45 a.m. — Truck Series qualifying (FS1)

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — Sprint Cup final practice (CNBC)

1 p.m. — Truck Series race (FS1)

3 p.m. — Xfinity race (NBCSN)

 

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Sprint Cup race (NBCSN)

 

WEATHER (courtesy of accuweather.com):

 

At Michigan International Speedway, there is a 23 percent chance of thunderstorms on Friday, while the high temperature is expected to reach the mid-80s. Saturday is expected to be slightly cooler, with a high temperature in the low 80s. Meanwhile, a similar 25 percent chance of precipitations is expected.

 

The high temperature is expected to be back up into the mid-80s on Sunday, with an increased chance of rain — 40 percent — expected.

 

Meanwhile, at Road America, temperatures re expected to be cooler, with a Friday high in the mid-70s and a Saturday high in the low-70s. Like in Michigan, rain also is expected at Road America. On Friday, the chance of rain is only seven percent, but on Saturday, the chances of precipitation and thunderstorms go up to 66 percent. With the Xfinity race being a road-course event, though, NASCAR will be prepared to run the race in the rain, if necessary.

 

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