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NASCAR weekend schedule at New Hampshire: Friday practices through Sunday’s Sprint Cup race

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If you want lots of racing action this weekend, look no further than the on-track events at the Magic Mile, otherwise known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Starting Thursday, the one-mile flat oval in bucolic Loudon, N.H., plays host to four different NASCAR racing series.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series will be on the track Thursday and Friday (with a race at 6 pm ET), while the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour – always a favorite in New Hampshire – will be on the track Friday and Saturday (race at 2 pm ET).

And, of course, there will be plenty of Cup and Xfinity practices, qualifying and races from Friday to Sunday. The Lakes Region 200 Xfinity Series race takes place Saturday afternoon at 4 pm ET, while the weekend’s main event, the 5-Hour Energy 301 Sprint Cup race, takes place Sunday at 1:30 pm ET.

Here’s how the weekend shapes up (all times listed are Eastern):


6:30 am - 7 pm - Sprint Cup garage open

10 am - 7 pm - Xfinity garage open

11:30 am - 12:55 pm - Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)

1 pm - Sprint Cup inspection begins

1 - 1:55 pm - Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

3 - 4:25 pm - Final Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

4:45 pm - Sprint Cup qualifying (NBCSN)

6 pm - K&N Pro Series East race


7 am – Xfinity garage open

7 am – 4:30 pm – Sprint Cup garage open

10 – 10:55 am – Sprint Cup practice (CNBC)

11:15 am – Xfinity qualifying (NBCSN)

12:30 – 1:25 pm – Final Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN)

1:30 pm – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

3:30 pm – Xfinity driver introductions

4 pm – NASCAR Xfinity Lakes Region 200 race (200 laps, 211.6 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


7:30 am – Sprint Cup garage open

11:30 am – Sprint Cup driver/crew chief meeting

1 pm – Driver introductions

1:30 pm – 5-Hour Energy 301 race (301 laps, 318.46 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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