NASCAR at Phoenix 2014: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info

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NASCAR heads to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona this weekend for the second races of the 2014 season.

Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series will race at the 1.0 mile track. The Camping World Truck Series is off this week. The Nationwide Series will run the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup cars will run The Profit on CNBC 500 on Sunday afternoon.

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

This will be the first race that the Sprint Cup series will run the new qualifying.

Weekend Schedule:

All times are listed (ET)

Friday, February 28
1:00 pm-1:50 pm  Nationwide Series Practice TV: Fox Sports 1
2:00 – 3:30 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: Fox Sports 1
5:00 pm-6:25 pm Nationwide Final Practice TV: Fox Sports 1
6:35 pm/ET Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Keselowski wins pole, Qualifying Results

Saturday, March 1
11:00 – 11:55 am Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: Fox Sports 1
12:10 pm/ET Nationwide Series Qualifying TV: Fox Sports 1
2:00 – 2:50 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: Fox Sports 1
3:30 pm/ET Nationwide Series Race Blue Jeans Go Green 200 (200 laps, 200 miles) Green Flag Start Time: 3:45pm/ET Busch wins, Full Results

Sunday, March 2
3:00 pm/ET Sprint Cup Series Race The Profit On CNBC 500k (312 laps, 312 miles) Kevin Harvick wins, Full Results

Race Day Info:

Grand Marshal: Kevin Rogers, President of the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation
Honorary Starter: Diann Prechel,  former Director of Cotton Incorporated’s Board of Directors
National Anthem: Lee DeWyze, American Idol Season 9 winner

Sprint Cup:
Grand Marshal: Marcus Lemonis, of CNBC’s ‘The Profit,’
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Marcus Lemonis
National Anthem: trumpet soloist Jesse Maguire
Honorary pace car driver: UFC fighter / FOX Sports analyst Chael Sonnen

Last Time:

NNS: Kyle Busch won both the Spring and Fall race in 2013.
Sprint Cup: Carl Edwards  in March 2013, Kevin Harvick in Fall 2013


Friday: Temperatures will be in the high 70’s, with mostly cloudy skies. There is a 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: Temperatures will be in the high 60’s, but rain is a culprit today. 70% chance of rain. Track has Air Titan and lights.
Sunday: Temperatures will be in the high 60’s again, with showers in the AM. 30% chance of rain. Looking good for race time.

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