NASCAR heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC this weekend. Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series will be racing at the 1.5 mile track. The Nationwide Series will run the Dollar General 300 on Friday — while the Sprint Cup teams hit the track on Saturday night for the Bank of America 500.
The Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend, they return at Talladega next weekend.
This is the fifth race of the Sprint Cup Series Chase, where twelve drivers battle to become this years champion. Matt Kenseth is still the points leader after winning the first two races of the Chase, but Jimmie Johnson is now within 3 points of the lead. Both Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon gained positions last weekend at Kansas and are sitting third, and fourth in the standings. Kyle Busch lost two positions, putting him -35 points behind Kenseth in fifth.
Below you will find the race weekend schedule for Charlotte Motor Speedway, 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.
Both series will be broadcast on PRN. You can listen online, or even on your mobile device if you will be traveling. The link will open in a new window. You can also follow along at NASCAR.com with their live leader board.
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Times or local to the track (EST)
Thursday, October 10
2:00 pm-3:20 pm Nationwide Series Practice TV: None
6:10 pm-7:00 pm Nationwide Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports 2
3:30 – 5:00 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
5:30 pm approx Ladies Race Better Half Dash (25 Laps) Timed Event Winner: Ashley Stremme, full results
7:10 pm Sprint Cup Series Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) Gordon wins pole, full qualifying results
Friday, October 11
3:00 – 3:55 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports2
4:05 pm Nationwide Series Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) TV: FoxSports2
5:50 – 6:50 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports2
7:30 pm Nationwide Series Race – Dollar General 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) Winner: Kyle Busch, full results
Saturday, October 12
7:30 PM Sprint Cup Series Race – Bank of America 500 (334 laps, 501 miles) Winner: Brad Keselowski, full results
Sprint: Kevin Harvick in May 2o13
Nationwide: Brad Keselowski in May 2013
Thursday: Temperatures in the mid 70’s. No threat of rain.
Friday: Temperatures in the mid 60’s for the Nationwide race, very small chance of rain (10% or less)
Saturday: Temperatures in the mid 60’s for the Sprint Cup race, very small chance of rain (10% or less)