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NASCAR Saturday schedule at Daytona

Austin Hill relives his second straight Xfinity win at Daytona and discusses his goals for the season after a perfect start.

The final practice for Sunday’s Daytona 500 is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

The 40-car field for NASCAR’s biggest race was set Thursday night in a pair of 150-mile qualifying races. Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports will start on Sunday’s front row based on qualifying speeds from Wednesday’s time trial session.

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The first race of the Xfinity Series season is scheduled at 5 p.m. ET (FS1) Saturday. The field for the opener will be set in two rounds of qualifying at 11:30 a.m.

A 200-mile ARCA race is scheduled at 1:30 p.m.

Daytona International Speedway (Cup, Xfinity and Trucks)

Weekend weather

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High of 67. Winds 15-25 mph. 13% chance of evening rain.

Saturday, Feb. 18

(All times Eastern)

Garage open

  • 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. -- Xfinity Series
  • 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. -- Cup Series
  • 10 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. -- ARCA

Track activity

  • 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. -- Cup Series practice (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Xfinity Series qualifying (FS1)
  • 1:30 p.m. -- ARCA race (80 laps, 200 miles; FS1, Motor Racing Network)
  • 5 p.m. -- Xfinity Series race (120 laps, 300 miles; FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)