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


Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series are racing at Dover International Speedway this weekend in Dover, Delaware. The Nationwide Series is running the 5-Hour Energy 200 on Saturday, while the Sprint Cup Series is running the AAA 400 on Sunday.

The Camping World Truck Series will be racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday for the Smith’s 350.

This is the third 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 Las Vegas and Dover, 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.


All three series will be broadcast on MRN. You can listen online, or even on your mobile device if you will be traveling. 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 (Nationwide/Sprint Cup EST, Camping World PST, (EST)


Friday, September 27
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
12:40 pm-2:50 pm Nationwide Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
3:10 pm  Sprint Cup Series Qualifying (Two Laps –  All Positions) TV: ESPN2 Earnhardt Jr wins pole, results

Saturday, September 28
9:00 -10:15 am PST (12:00 -1:15pm EST) Truck Practice TV: NONE
10:45 am -12:00 PST (1:45 -3:00pm EST) Truck Series Final Practice TV: NONE
11:00 – 11:55 am Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports2
12:05 pm Nationwide Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) TV: FoxSports2
2:00 – 2:50 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: NONE (Tape Delay, 12am)
3:15 pm PST (6:15 pm EST)  Truck Series Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) TV: NONE

3:30 pm Nationwide Series Race 5-Hour Energy 200 (200 laps, 200 miles) Joey Logano wins, full results
5:30 PST (8:30 pm EST) Truck Series Race Smith’s 350 (146 laps, 219 miles) Winner: Timothy Peters, full results

Sunday, September 29
2:00 pm Sprint Cup Series Race AAA 400 (400 laps, 400 miles) Winner: Jimmie Johnson, full results

Sprint Cup Info:
Grand Marshal: Diane Remy, executive vice president of products, services and distribution for AAA Mid-Atlantic
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Marke Dickinson, Ex VP of membership and insurance, and CMO of AAA Mid-Atlantic
Invocation: Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God, Heightstown, NJ
Honor Guard: Dover Air Force Base Color Guard
National Anthem: Thompson Square
Flyover: B-25 Bomber, Rag Wings and Radials Aircraft Leasing

Last Time:
Trucks: Nelson Piquet Jr. in September 2012
Nationwide: Joey Logano in June 2013
Cup: Tony Stewart in June 2013, Brad Keselowski in September 2012


Dover: Temperatures will be in the low 70’s the whole weekend (Fri-Sun) in Dover. Partly cloudy with no chance of rain both Friday and Saturday. A 20% chance of rain moves into the area on Sunday. We will watch this and update accordingly.

Las Vegas: Low 80’s, sunny with no chance of rain on Saturday. Perfect weather for a Truck race!

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