NASCAR at Texas 2015: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, Fantasy Picks, TV and Weather Info


After a week off NASCAR returns to action this weekend in the Lone Star state. Both the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series will be in action this weekend at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway.

Tireball Sports will have complete coverage of this weekend’s activities at Texas. Below you can find the weekend schedule, green flag start times and other important race information.

Weekend Schedule

Friday April 10
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
2-3:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
4:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1
6:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 Kurt Busch pole, full qualifying resutls
8:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reily Auto Parts 300, FOX Sports 1 (200 laps, 300 miles) WINNER: Erik Jones, full results

Saturday April 11
7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500, FOX (334 laps, 501 miles)
Green Flag: 7:46 p.m.

Last Year’s Winners

Sprint Cup Series – Joey Logano (Spring) Jimmie Johnson (Fall)
Xfinity Series – Chase Elliott (Spring) Kyle Busch (Fall)


Friday is to have a high of 76 degrees while Saturday features a 40-percent chance of rain and a high of 77 degrees.


Fantasy Outlook

Texas is a 1.5-mile track. Given the recent winners here (Logano, Johnson) and the success of guys like Harvick, Gordon and Kenseth it is best to play it safe and take the known commodities.