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Saturday NASCAR schedule at Richmond

Steve Letarte, Kyle Petty and Marty Snider preview the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway this weekend.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will get an early start Saturday at Richmond Raceway.

Xfinity practice/qualifying goes off starting at 8:30 a.m. ET, setting the field for their 250-lap race in the afternoon.

In between, the Cup Series will have its own practice/qualifying session ahead of its 400-lap race Sunday.

Saturday, March 26

Forecast: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds, high of 62 degrees, 1% chance of rain

Garage open

  • 6:30 a.m. — Xfinity Series
  • 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Cup Series

Track activity

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. — Xfinity practice (all entries, FS1)
  • 9 – 10 a.m. — Xfinity qualifying (single car, two laps, FS1)
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. — Cup practice (Groups A and B, FS1, MRN)
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Cup qualifying (Groups A and B, single car, two laps; FS1, MRN)
  • 1:30 p.m. — Xfinity race (250 laps, 187.5 miles; FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)