NASCAR at New Hampshire 2013: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info


This weekend the Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire for the Sylvania 300. The Nationwide Series is racing at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky for the Kentucky 300. The Camping World Truck Series if off this weekend.

This is the second race of the Sprint Cup Series Chase, where twelve drivers battle to become this years champion. Matt Kenseth currently leads the point standings.

Below you will find the race weekend schedule for both New Hampshire and Kentucky, including the race start time, practice and qualifying times, tv and listening info, and weather at the track  if you are headed out to see the races this weekend.


The Nationwide Series will be broadcast over PRN while the Sprint Cup will be broadcast over MRN. You can listen online, or on your mobile device. The link will open in a new window and take you to the streaming player. You can also follow along at with their live leader board.

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Times are local to the track (EST)

Friday, September 20
12:00 – 1:30 pm Sprint Cup Practice TV: FoxSports1
3:30- 5:00 pm Nationwide Practice
6:30-7:30 pm Nationwide Final Practice
3:40 pm Sprint Cup Qualifying (Two Laps — All Positions) Newman on pole, QUALIFYING RESULTS

Saturday, September 21
9:15 – 10:15 am Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports2
11:00 – 11:50 am Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports2
4:35 pm  Nationwide Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) Hornish pole, STARTING LINEUP
7:30 pm Nationwide Race — Kentucky 300  (200 laps, 300 miles) Green Flag: 7:46 pm TV: ESPNews (good luck there) Winner: Ryan Blaney, full results

Sunday, September 22
2:00 pm Sprint Cup Race — Sylvania 300 (300 laps, 317.4 miles) Green Flag: 2:15 pm TV: ESPN Winner: Matt Kenseth, full results

Sprint Cup Info:
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Alan Barlow, Sr. VP & GM of Specialty Lighting, OSRAM Sylvania
Invocation: Pastor Landon Clouse
National Anthem: Caroline Burns, Speedway Star Winner
Canadian National Anthem: Emma Gelinas, Speedway Star Finalist
Flyover: B-52, 307th BW, Barksdale AFB

Last Time:
Sprint Cup: Brian Vickers won after starting 13th earlier this year. Denny Hamlin won from 31st the last September race.
Nationwide: Austin Dillion

New Hampshire: The good news? Sunny skies, temperatures in the mid to high 70’s on both Friday and Saturday in Loudon, NH. The bad news? There is currently a 60% chance of rain on Sunday.

Kentucky: Temperatures in the mid 80’s on Friday in Sparta, KY. 50% chance of rain. Temperatures in the mid 70’s on Saturday with a 60% chance of rain.

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