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Saturday schedule at Daytona capped by Xfinity opener

NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 - Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Brandon Jones, driver of the #19 Juniper Toyota, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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The Xfinity Series will officially begin its 2018 season today with the PowerShares QQQ 300.

The race is preceded by the final Cup practice session for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Here is today’s schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)


8 a.m. - Xfinity garage opens

9:35 a.m. -- Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1)

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Cup garage open

11:30 a.m. -- Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

12:05 - 12:55 p.m. -- Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

2 p.m. -- Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. -- Xfinity race PowerShares QQQ 300; 120 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)