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Friday’s schedule for Cup, Xfinity at Charlotte

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 28: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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The Cup Series kicks off its second round of the playoffs with Sunday’s Bank of America 500, while the Xfinity Series holds its first cut-off race in Saturday’s Drive for The Cure 300. Both series will be on track today to prepare for those events.

Today’s action at the 1.5-mile track includes NASCAR Cup practice and qualifying, while the Xfinity Series has two practice sessions.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

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

12:30 - 9 p.m. - Xfinity garage open

1:30 – 2:55 p.m. - Cup practice (NBCSN)

3 - 3:55 p.m. - Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

6 – 6:55 p.m. - Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

7:20 p.m. - Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)