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Friday’s schedule for Sprint Cup, Xfinity at Talladega Superspeedway

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity series will be very busy Friday at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR’s longest racetrack (2.66 miles) and one of tracks where restrictor plates are utilized to reduce horsepower and limit speeds is always unpredictable, from the minute teams unload their car off haulers until the final checkered flag falls.

Much like NASCAR’s other restrictor plate track, Daytona International Speedway, Talladega is known for “the big one,” multi-car wrecks that can quickly pare the size of the field.

On top of the Xfinity and Sprint Cup action, there’ll also be ARCA practice, qualifying and racing on Friday afternoon, as well.

Here’s how Friday’s action stacks up:


7 am – ARCA garage opens

8 am – 7:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

8:30 am – ARCA driver, crew chief, spotter meeting

9:30 am – 7:30 pm – Xfinity garage open

9:30 am - 11:20 am – ARCA final practice

11:30 am – 1:50 pm – Final Xfinity practice (Fox Sports 1)

2 pm – 2:55 pm – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

3:30 pm – ARCA qualifying

4 pm – Xfinity Qualifying inspection begins

4:30 pm – 5:25 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

5:30 pm – ARCA drivers introduction

6 pm – ARCA race (76 laps, 202.16 miles) (Fox Sports 1)

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