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Kansas NASCAR weekend schedule: From Thursday’s practices through Saturday’s Sprint Cup race

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NASCAR returns to America’s Heartland with this weekend’s racing action at Kansas Speedway.

Action starts on Thursday with Camping World Truck Series practice. Sprint Cup teams get on track Friday with both Cup and Truck teams qualifying. The night ends with the Toyota Tundra 250 Trucks race later that evening.

The racing action remains under the lights Saturday night with the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Sprint Cup race.

The Xfinity Series has the weekend off. It returns to action next weekend at Iowa Speedway.

Here’s how this weekend shapes up:

All times listed are Eastern (TV and radio info in parenthesis):


Noon – 7 pm – Camping World garage open

3 pm – 7 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

3 pm – 4 pm – Camping World practice (no TV)

4:30 pm – 6 pm – Camping World final practice (no TV)


10 am – 10 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

11 am – Camping World garage open

Noon – 1:25 pm – Sprint Cup practice (Fox Sports 1/Motor Racing Network)

2:30 pm – 3:25 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

3:30 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

4:45 pm – Camping World qualifying (Fox Sports 1)

6:15 pm – Camping World driver/crew chief meeting

6:45 – Sprint Cup qualifying (Fox Sports 1/Motor Racing Network)

8 pm – Camping World drivers introduction

8:30 pm – Toyota Tundra 250 Camping World race (167 laps, 250.5 miles) (Fox Sports 1/MRN)


1:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

5:30 pm – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

7 pm – Sprint Cup driver introductions

7:30 pm – Sprint Cup race – SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles) (Fox Sports 1/MRN)

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