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NASCAR Friday schedule at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kim Coon, Kyle Petty, and Dustin Long preview what to expect when the Cup drivers take to the dirt for the third time at Bristol, with Petty saying he expects to see aggression and Long predicting chaos.

UPDATE ... All track activity has been canceled for Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway because of inclement weather.

Weather permitting, NASCAR Cup and Craftsman Truck Series drivers will get their first on-track look at Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt surface Friday.

Two sessions of Cup practice and two sessions of Truck practice are scheduled at Bristol Friday. The first practice -- for trucks -- is scheduled to begin at 5:35 p.m. ET, although Friday’s weather forecast calls for rain much of the day.

Truck and Cup qualifying races are scheduled Saturday prior to the scheduled 8 p.m. start of the Truck feature.

Sunday’s Cup race, the third on Bristol dirt, is scheduled at 7 p.m. ET.

A look at Friday’s track schedule:

Bristol Motor Speedway (Cup and Truck)

Weekend weather

Friday: Periods of rain. High of 52 degrees. 100% chance of rain.

Friday, April 7

(All times Eastern)

Garage open

  • 1:30 - 10 p.m. -- Cup Series
  • 3 - 9:30 p.m. -- Truck Series

Track activity

  • 5:35 - 6:25 p.m. -- Truck practice (FS1)
  • 6:35 - 7:25 p.m. -- Cup practice (FS1)
  • 8:02 - 8:27 p.m. -- Truck practice (FS1)
  • 8:32 - 8:57 p.m. -- Cup practice (FS1)