By AMANDA VINCENT
The NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup series head to the Fort Worth area this weekend for night racing at Texas Motor Speedway. The Xfinity Series will take to the track Friday night, after two-consecutive off-weekends, for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. The race weeked will culminate in the running of the Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night. The Camping World Truck Series will have the weekend off.
Here’s a look at the schedule of on-track activity at Texas Motor Speedway (all times ET and provided by NASCAR.com):
4-5:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice (FOX Sports 1)
5:30-6:55 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series practice (FOX Sports 1)
7-7:55 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (FOX Sports 1)
2:45 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
4:45 p.m. — Xfinity Series qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
6:30-7:50 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series final practice (FOX Sports 1)
8:30 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (FOX Sports 1)
7:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series race (FOX)
WEATHER (courtesy of Accuweather)
The weather looks good for night NASCAR racing at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend. For Thursday’s practice sessions, temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s under mostly sunning to partly cloudy skies.
On Friday, for qualifying for both the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series and racing for the Xfinity Series, no rain is predicted, while the daytime skies are expected to be partly sunny and nighttime skies are expected to contain intermittent clouds. Temperatures are expected to be around the mid-70s around Xfinity race start time, dipping into the low-70s by the end of the race.
The Duck Commander 500 is the only on-track activity scheduled for Saturday. The weather forecast for Saturday evening includes only a four percent chance of rain with temperatures hovering between the high to mid-60s. Skies are expected to be mostly clear.
Follow Auto Racing Daily on Twitter @AutoRacingDaily or like Auto Racing Daily on Facebook (facebook.com/autorcngdaily). Amanda’s also on Twitter @NASCARexaminer and has a fan/like page on Facebook: NASCAR Examiner