2013 NASCAR at Kentucky: Race Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Weather


SPARTA, Kentucky — The top three series in NASCAR are at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky this weekend. Starting with the Trucks on Thursday, racing the UNOH250, the Nationwide series on Friday racing the Feed the Children 300, and ending on Saturday with the Sprint Cup cars with the Quaker State 400.

Below you will find this weekends race schedule, including practice and qualifying info and times, race start times, and weather information.

(All times are local to track, in EST)

10:30 – 11:30 am  Truck PRACTICE
12:00 – 1:30 pm Truck Final PRACTICE
5:00 pm Truck Series QUALIFYING on SPEED
6:30 – 7:25 pm Nationwide PRACTICE
8:00 pm Truck Series Race – UNOH 225 on SPEED

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9:00 – 10:30 am Nationwide Series Final PRACTICE
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Sprint Cup PRACTICE on SPEED
1:30 – 3:00 pm Sprint Cup Final PRACTICE on SPEED
3:35 pm Nationwide Series QUALIFYING on SPEED
5:10 pm Sprint Cup QUALIFYING on SPEED
7:30 pm Nationwide Series Race — Feed The Children 300 (200 LAPS, 300 MILES) on ESPN2

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7:30 pm Sprint Cup Series — Quaker State 400 (267 laps, 400 miles) on TNT 


MRN will be carrying the UNOH 225 on Thursday, while PRN will be offering live coverage of both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races. You can listen live and free on their websites on a computer or from your mobile device.


If you are headed to the track this weekend, bring an umbrella just in case! Thursday, expect hot and humid temperatures in the high 80’s. Isolated thunderstorms are possible (30%). Friday, will start off hot and humid in the high 80’s with a 30% chance of a scattered shower early and then cloudy the rest of the day. Rain continues to haunt Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, with the chance of rain increasing to 50%. Temperatures will be in the mid 70’s.


Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5 mile oval track, located in Sparta, Kentucky.


Brad Keselowski started in 8th place to win last years Sprint Cup race at Kentucky.

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