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Friday’s NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway includes Truck race


during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois.

Sean Gardner

Things get underway for the big NASCAR racing weekend today at Chicagoland Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup series has one practice session and qualifying.

The Xfinity Series has two practice sessions.

And the Truck Series has qualifying and the first race of the weekend, 225 this evening.

Here’s today’s schedule

(all times are Eastern):

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Cup garage open

11 a.m. – Truck garage open

11:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

12:30 – 1:55 p.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

2 – 2: 55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

4 – 4:50 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

5:05 p.m. – Truck qualifying (single vehicle, two rounds) (Fox Sports 1)

6:30 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

6:45 p.m. – Cup qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds) (NBCSN, MRN)

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – 225 Truck race (150 laps, 225 miles) (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)