Brickyard 400 qualifying, practice moved to Saturday
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the latest track to announce changes to its weekend schedule in relation to NASCAR Cup Series qualifying.
IMS announced Thursday that NASCAR Cup qualifying and both Cup practice sessions for the Brickyard 400 will be held on Saturday, July 22. Both were previously held on Friday.
Qualifying is now scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m. ET following the Xfinity Series race, which is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The two Cup Series’ 50-minute practice sessions will start at 9 and 11 a.m. ET. Xfinity qualifying will be at 12:45 p.m. ET.
On Friday, the Xfinity Series will have two practice sessions followed by a fan fest and the annual hauler parade.
Martinsville and Pocono will hold qualifying on Sunday prior to the second races this year. WGI will also have qualifying on Sunday.
Here’s the full weekend schedule for NASCAR at IMS:
All Times Eastern
Friday, July 21
1-1:55 p.m. - Xfinity Series first practice
3-3:55 p.m. - Xfinity Series final practice
Afternoon/Evening Friday Fan Fest and Hauler Parade
Saturday, July 22
9-9:55 a.m. - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice
11-11:55 a.m. - Cup Series final practice
12:45 p.m. - Xfinity Series qualifying
3:30 p.m. - Xfinity Series race (100 laps)
6:15 p.m. - Cup Series qualifying
Sunday, July 23
3 p.m. - Brickyard 400 (160 laps)