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This weekend’s schedule for NASCAR Cup, Xfinity at Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 29: Brennan Poole, driver of the #48 DC Solar Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 29, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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The 26-race NASCAR Cup regular season comes to an end in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.

The outcome of the race will set the field for the upcoming 16-driver, 10-race NASCAR Cup playoffs, which begin Sept. 17 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Also at Richmond will be Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Xfinity race at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Both races will be televised on NBCSN.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend and resumes racing next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Here’s this weekend’s race schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Thursday, Sept. 7

Noon – 5 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

Friday, Sept. 8

7 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

8 – 9:55 a.m. – Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

10 – 10:55 a.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

Noon – 1:25 p.m. – Final Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)

3 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

4:15 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds) (NBCSN)

5:45 p.m. – Cup qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds) (NBCSN, MRN)

7 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 p.m. -- Virginia529 College Savings 250 (250 laps, 187.5 miles) (NBCSN; Motor Racing Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, September 9

2 p.m. – Cup garage opens

5:30 p.m. – Cup driver/crew chief meeting

6:50 p.m. – Cup driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup race (400 laps, 300 miles) (NBCSN; MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)