By AMANDA VINCENT
Both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup series head to Loudon, N.H., for a weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with the Xfinity Series running the Auto Lotto 200 on Saturday afternoon and the Sprint Cup Series closing out the race weekend with Sunday’s running of the New Hampshire 301. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series takes the weekend off before heading to Rossburg, Ohio, for Wednesday night dirt-track racing at Eldora Speedway on July 20.
Here’s a look at the schedule of on-track activity for New Hampshire Motor Speedway (courtesy of NASCAR.com):
All times ET
11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series practice (NBC Sports)
1-1:55 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice (NBC Sports)
3-4:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (NBC Sports)
4:45 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series qualifying (NBC Sports)
10-10:55 a.m. — Sprint Cup Series practice (CNBC)
11:15 a.m. — Xfinity Series qualifying (NBCSN)
12:30-1:25 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series final practice (NBC Sports)
4 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (NBC Sports)
1:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series race (NBC Sports)
WEATHER (courtesy of accuweather.com):
The weather forecast for Loudon predicts mostly clear skies throughout the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race weekend. Temperatures are expected to be fairly high, though, with the daytime high for Friday, practice day for both the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series and qualifying day for the Sprint Cup Series, expected to be in the low 90s. Daytime high temperatures for Saturday and Sunday are predicted to reach the high 80s.
As far as precipitation goes, there’s only a 10 percent chance of rain in Friday’s forecast. The biggest chance of rain is Saturday, but forecasters have the rain chances on that day at just 14 percent. The chance of rain on Sunday is 12 percent.
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