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Friday Xfinity, Sprint Cup schedule at Richmond

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While Saturday’s Sprint Cup race will be the main event of the weekend, Friday will be the busiest day at Richmond International Raceway, with practices, two qualifying sessions and the Virginia529 College Savings 250 Xfinity Series race.

Here’s how Friday’s schedule shapes up:


8:30 am – 9 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

9:30 am – Xfinity garage opens

10 am – 11:55 pm – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

1 – 2:25 pm – Sprint Cup final practice (NBCSN, MRN)

2:30 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying inspection begins

3:45 pm – Xfinity qualifying (NBCSN, MRN)

5:30 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

5:45 pm – Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN, MRN)

7 pm – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 pm – Virginia529 College Savings 250 Xfinity race (250 laps, 187.5 miles) (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)