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NASCAR’s Saturday schedule at Daytona; Xfinity season begins

NASCAR XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 01: Chase Elliott, driver of the #88 Armour Sandwich Creations Chevrolet, leads Aric Almirola, driver of the #98 Fresh From Florida Ford, Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Chevrolet, and David Ragan, driver of the #18 Surface Sunscreen/Rugged Maniac Toyota during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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On the eve of the Daytona 500, the Xfinity Series gets its 2017 campaign underway with the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series teams will have their last practice session before the Daytona 500.

Here is Saturday’s track schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)

9 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10:30 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1)

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

12:10 p.m. – Xfinity driver – crew chief meeting

12:30 – 1:55 p.m. – Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

3 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

3:30 p.m. – PowerShares QQQ 300; 120 laps, 300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)