By AMANDA VINCENT
All three national series of NASCAR — Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — are in action the weekend of Sept. 23-25, with the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series heading to Loudon, N.H., for racing and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Meanwhile, the Xfinity Series heads to Kentucky Speedway in Sparta to go night racing on Saturday. For the Xfinity and Truck series, their inaugural chases get underway, while the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls into week two.
Here’s the combined schedules of on-track NASCAR activity for New Hampshire and Kentucky (courtesy of NASCAR.com):
All times ET
11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m. — Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)
1:30-2:25 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)
3:30-4:25 p.m. — Truck Series final practice (FS1)
3:30-4:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice (NBCSN)
4:45 p.m. — Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN)
6-7:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (NBCSN)
9-9:55 a.m. — Sprint Cup practice (CNBC)
10:10 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)
4:45 p.m. — Xfinity Series qualifying (NBCSN)
8 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (NBCSN)
2 p.m. — Sprint Cup race (NBCSN)
WEATHER (courtesy of Accuweather.com)
Showers may interfere with Truck and Sprint Cup Series practice and Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday, as there’s a 67 percent chance the Loudon, N.H., area will see showers that day. Meanwhile the temperature is expected to reach the mid-70s.
Saturday and Sunday, race days for both series, is expected to be free of the wet stuff, and high temperatures are expected to be cooler both of those days, reaching the mid-60s. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly sunny, with the only chance of rain either of those days being a 17 percent chance on Saturday.
At Kentucky Speedway, rain should stay away for Xfinity Series action. The series is expected to practice in 90 degree, sunny weather on Friday, while Saturday evening and night’s forecast shows a low temperature in the mid-60s and only a 15 percent chance of rain for qualifying and racing.
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