NASCAR at Michigan 2013: Race Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Camping World Truck Series are headed back to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend. The Sprint Cup series is racing the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, while the Trucks will be running the National Guard 200 on Saturday.

The Nationwide Series will be racing in Lexington, Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, marking the first time the series has raced at the track.

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Below you will find the race weekend schedule for Michigan, and Mid-Ohio, including the race start time, qualifying and practice times, tv and listening info and weather info for this weekend if you are heading to the tracks.


You can listen live via MRN Radio for free on your computer or mobile device. You can follow along on NASCAR’s live leader board for practice and qualifying times if you can’t catch the broadcast on television.

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Note: All times are local to track, (Eastern). SPEED changes to FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, August 17.

Friday, August 16
10:30 – 11:50 am Truck series practice
11:00 -12:00 pm – Nationwide practice
12:00 – 1:30 pm Sprint Cup practice on SPEED
1:30 – 3:30 pm – Nationwide final practice
2:00 – 3:20 pm Truck series final practice on SPEED

Saturday, August 17
8:30 – 9:25 am Cup Series practice
9:30 am – Nationwide QUALIFYING on ESPN2
9:35 am Truck series QUALIFYING on FOX Sports 1
11:00 – 11:55 am Cup series final practice on FOX Sports 1
12:30 pm Truck series race National Guard 200 ( 100 laps, 200 miles)  on FOX Sports 1 Buescher wins, FULL RESUTLS
2:30 pm Nationwide Children Hospital 200 Race (90 LAPS, 203.2 miles) on ESPN Winner Allmendinger, RESULTS

Sunday, August 18
1:00 pm Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 Race (200 laps, 400 miles) Green Flag: 1:16 pm on ESPN


Grand Marshal/Command: Million Dollar Rooms star Carter Oosterhouse
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient David Balestrino Jr.
In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch


Cup Series:  Greg Biffle took the green flag during the Quicken Loans 400 that ran in June. It was his second straight Michigan win.

Truck Series: Nelson Piquet Jr clinched his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and his first oval race win at national-level stock car racing with a victory at Michigan.

Mid-Ohio: It is the first time the Nationwide series is racing at this track.


Michigan: Look for a beautiful weekend in Brooklyn, MI race fans! The weather will be perfect for enjoying both the Sprint Cup and Truck series races. On Friday for practice and qualifying, temperatures will be in the upper 70’s, with no chance of rain. Both Saturday and Sunday we see temperatures in the high 70’s, reaching 81 on Sunday. Chance of rain is minimal at 10%.

Mid Ohio: Temperatures will be in the mid to high 70’s on both Friday and Saturday, with only a 10% chance of rain.