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Friday’s NASCAR schedule at Miami

Parker Kligerman climbs in the NASCAR race simulator to preview the Cup Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The final NASCAR championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway kicks off today with the first champion to be crowned in tonight’s season-ending Truck Series race.

The day gets going early with back-to-back Truck Series practices in the morning, followed by two Xfinity Series and two Cup practices, Truck qualifying and then the evening’s main event, the Ford EcoBoost 200.

Stewart Friesen, Ross Chastain, Matt Crafton and defending Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt will battle it out for the championship.

The site forecasts a temperature of 75 degrees, partly cloudy skies and a 14% chance of race for the start of the Truck Series race.

Here’s how today’s schedule shapes up:

(All times are Eastern)

7:30 a.m. - Truck Series garage opens

9:05 - 9:55 a.m. - Truck Series practice (No TV)

10:35 - 11:25 a.m. - Final Truck practice (No TV)

11 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Xfinity garage open

12:30 - 10 p.m. - Cup garage open

2:35 - 3:25 p.m. - Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

3:35 - 4:25 p.m. - Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

4:35 p.m. - Truck Series qualifying; single truck/one lap (FS1)

5:35 - 6:25 p.m. - Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

6:15 p.m. - Truck Series driver-crew chief meeting

6:30 - 7:20 p.m. - Final Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)

7:30 p.m. - Truck Series driver introductions

8 p.m. - Ford EcoBoost 200; 134 laps/201 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)