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NASCAR Saturday schedule at Watkins Glen International

Crew chief Randall Burnett says Tyler Reddick wasn't a fan of road courses when he joined RCR in 2019, but after two road-course wins this season at Road America and IMS, the hard work of the No. 8 team has paid off.

NASCAR Cup Series practice and qualifying is scheduled Saturday at Watkins Glen International as teams prepare for Sunday’s 90-lap race, the next-to-last event on the regular season schedule.

Kevin Harvick, winner of last Sunday’s race at Richmond Raceway, will be attempting to claim his third consecutive victory.

Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. will renew their battle for the 16th and final spot in the playoffs. Blaney leads Truex by 26 points entering Sunday’s race. Of course, if a new winner emerges at the Glen, that driver will slide into the 16th spot.

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Also on Saturday’s schedule is practice and qualifying for the Xfinity Series and an 82-lap Xfinity race at 3 p.m. (USA Network).

Watkins Glen International

Weather forecast

Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High of 86.

Saturday, August 20

(All times Eastern)

Garage open

  • 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. -- Cup Series
  • 8:30 a.m. -- Xfinity Series

Track activity

  • 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. -- Xfinity Series practice (NBC Sports App)
  • 10:35 - 11:30 a.m. -- Xfinity Series qualifying (NBC Sports App)
  • 12:05 - 1:05 p.m. -- Cup Series practice (NBC Sports App)
  • 1:05 - 2 p.m. -- Cup Series qualifying (NBC Sports App, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • 3 p.m. -- Xfinity Series race (82 laps, 200 miles; USA Network, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)