NASCAR is at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend and racing action starts early with the first practice of the week beginning Thursday afternoon when the Sprint Cup cars hit the 1.5 mile track in Concord, NC for practice.
Both the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series will race at Charlotte this weekend. The Nationwide series will run the Drive for the Cure 300 on Friday night. The Sprint Cup Series will run the Bank of America 500 on Saturday evening.
The Camping World Truck Series will return next weekend.
Inside this post you will find all the practice start times, qualifying start times and start times for this weekends Charlotte NASCAR races. You will also find the Charlotte Motor Speedway TV schedule, and weather at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.
Full NASCAR Charlotte Weekend Schedule
Thursday, October 9.
— 1:30-3 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
— 3:30-4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
— 5:00 p.m: NASCAR Ladies Better Half Dash –Kristen Yeley fastest in qualifying
— 5:30-6:50 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice TV: ESPN2
— 7:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying TV: ESPN2 Kyle Busch on pole, qualifying results
Friday, October 10.
— 3:00-3:50 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice TV: ESPN2
— 4:10 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying Chase Elliott on pole, starting lineup
— 5:30-6:50 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice TV: ESPN2
— 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive for the Cure 300 (200 laps, 300 miles) Green Flag: 7:46 p.m TV: ESPN2 WINNER: Brad Keselowski, full results
Saturday, October 11.
— 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 (334 laps, 501 miles) Green Flag: 7:46 p.m TV: ABC
Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson in the Spring, Brad Keselowski last Fall.
Nationwide: Kyle Larson in the Spring, Kyle Busch last Fall.
Weather at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Thursday: High of around 80, sunny and no rain in the forecast.
Friday: Partly cloudy, mid 80’s with a 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, mid 80’s with an 80% chance of PM t-storms likely.