NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Texas Motor Speedway
By AMANDA VINCENT
All three of NASCAR national series — Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — are in action this weekend as Texas Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR tripleheader that will culminate in Sunday’s running of the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup race. The Truck Series will take to the track for night racing on Friday, while the Xfinity Series will race for the first time after two-straight weekends off on Saturday. Races at Texas Motor Speedway mark the third-to-last race of each series’ chase.
Here, is the complete schedule of on-track NASCAR activity for the Texas Motor Speedway race weekend (courtesy of NASCAR.com
All times ET
3:30-4:25 p.m. – Truck Series practice
5:30-6:25 p.m. – Truck Series final practice
12:30-1:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)
2:30-3:25 p.m. – Xfinity Series practice (NBCSN)
3:45 p.m. – Truck Series qualifying (FS1)
5-6:25 p.m. – Xfinity Series final practice (NBCSN)
6:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying (delay broadcast on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m.)
8:30 p.m. – Truck Series race (FS1)
10:30-11:25 a.m. – Sprint Cup practice (CNBC)
11:45 a.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying (CNBC)
1:30-2:20 p.m. – Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN)
3 p.m. – Xfinity Series race (NBC)
2 p.m. – Sprint Cup race (NBC)
The weather forecast for the Fort Worth area during the upcoming NASCAR weekend contains somewhat significant changes of rain throughout the weekend. On Thursday, practice day for the Camping World Truck Series, the forecast shows a 40 percent chance of rain throughout the day. Rain chances are at 25 percent during the daytime hours on Friday, dropping to six percent Friday night, in time for the Truck Series race.
The slightest chance of rain is on Saturday, with the forecast for that day predicting a four percent chance of rain on Xfinity Series race day. But rain chances for Sunday, Sprint Cup race day are at 41 percent, increasing Sunday night to 72 percent.
Meanwhile, temperatures around the mid-70s are expected each day of the race weekend and range from the mid 50s to mid-60s nightly.