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NASCAR Saturday schedule at Phoenix Raceway

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Kim Coon, Nate Ryan and Kyle Petty preview the final stop on NASCAR's West Coast Tour at Phoenix Raceway, including which drivers are facing pressure to perform following two poor starts to the season.

NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series drivers will be on track at Phoenix Raceway Saturday.

Qualifying for Sunday’s 312-mile Cup race, the first for NASCAR’s new short track aero package, is scheduled at 2:05 p.m. ET Saturday.

Xfinity drivers will practice at 12:35 p.m. ET and qualify at 1:05 p.m. ET. The 200-mile Xfinity race, the fourth of the season, is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. ET

Chase Briscoe (March) and Joey Logano (November) won the Cup Series races at Phoenix last year.

Phoenix Raceway

Weekend weather

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High of 81. Winds 10-20 mph.

Saturday, March 11

(All times Eastern)

Garage open


  • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Cup Series
  • 10:30 a.m. -- Xfinity Series opens

Track activity


  • 12:35 - 1:05 p.m. -- Xfinity Series practice (FS1)
  • 1:05 - 2 p.m. -- Xfinity Series qualifying (FS1)
  • 2:05 - 3:30 p.m. -- Cup Series qualifying (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • 4:30 p.m. -- Xfinity Series race (200 laps, 200 miles; FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)