NASCAR heads to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. All three series will race at the 1.5 mile track. The Truck Series will run the WinStar World Casino 350 on Friday, the Nationwide Series will run the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday and the Sprint Cup cars will hit the track on Sunday for the AAA Texas 500.
This is the eighth race of the Sprint Cup Series Chase, where twelve drivers battle to become this years champion. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are tied for the points lead. Jeff Gordon is creeping behind after his win last weekend at Martinsville, -27 points behind the leaders in third.
Below you will find the Texas race weekend schedule, 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.
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All times are local to the track (CST)
Friday, November 1
11:30 am 1:00 pm – Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
1:05 pm 2:00 pm – Nationwide Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
2:10 pm (3:10pm/ET) Truck Series Qualifying Keselowski on pole, starting lineup
3:40 pm (4:40pm/ET) Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Carl Edwards wins pole, full qualifying
5:00 pm -6:30 pm Nationwide Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports2
7:30 pm (8:30pm/ET) – Truck Series Race WinStar World Casino 350 (147 laps, 220.5 miles) Green Flag: 7:49 pm (8:49pm/ET) TV: FoxSports1
Saturday, November 2
10:00 am – 10:55 am -Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports2
11:05 am Nationwide Series Qualifying TV: FoxSports2
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports2
2:30 pm (3:30pm/ET) Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Race (200 laps, 300 miles) Winner: Keselowski, full results
Sunday, November 3
2:00 pm (3:00 pm/ET) Sprint Cup Series Race AAA Texas 500 (334 laps, 501 miles) Johnson wins, full results for AAA 500
Trucks: Johnny Sauter in Spring 2013 and Fall 2012.
Nationwide: Kyle Busch in Spring 2013, Kevin Harvick in Fall 2012
Sprint Cup: Kyle Busch in Spring 2013, and Jimmie Johnson in Fall 2012.
The weather at Texas Motor Speedway is looking to be beautiful this weekend and perfect race weather if you are deciding to attend the race. No rain is in the forecast.