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

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NASCAR heads to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend for the seventh races of the 2014 season. When will the race start?

The Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup series will race at the 1.5 mile track. The Truck Series is off this week. The Nationwide Series will run the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Friday evening while the Sprint Cup cars will run the Duck Commander 500 on Sunday afternoon.

The Sprint Cup race is being sponsored by the Robertson family, the stars of the hit television show, ‘Duck Dynasty.” The Robertson family will have many duties at the track this weekend while their company, ‘Duck Commander’ takes the title role of the race on Sunday.

Below you will find the Texas Motor Speedway 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.

Weekend Schedule:

All times are listed in ET.

Thursday, April 3.

— 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET: NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice
— 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ET: NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice

Friday, April 4

— 4:10 p.m. ET: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying TV: FOX Sports 1
— 6:00-7:50 p.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FOX Sports 1
— 8:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) WINNER: Chase Elliott, full results

Saturday, April 5

— 10:30 a.m.-noon ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FOX Sports 1

– 3:10 p.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying Stewart wins pole, qualifying results

Sunday, April 6

— 3 p.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 (334 laps, 501 miles) WINNER: Joey Logano, full results


Race Day Track Info:

Sprint Cup:

Grand Marshal: Si Robertson
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Phil Robertson
Invocation: Sadie Robertson
National Anthem: Missy Robertson

Jep Robertson, the younger brother of Willie, Jase and Alan, will be in one of the Chevrolet Camaro pace cars that will help lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting field to the green flag.

RELATED: Cowboys’ Jason Witten to drive pace car at Texas

Willie Robertson will present the iconic wooden boot trophy to the Duck Commander 500 winner in Victory Lane.

Last Year’s Winner:

Nationwide: Kyle Busch
Sprint Cup: Kyle Busch


Friday – Sunny, low 70’s with no chance of rain.
Saturday – Cloudy, mid-60’s with a 10% chance of rain.
Sunday – Low 60’s, with a 70% chance of rain.     We will keep you updated as the weather changes.

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