This weekend NASCAR returns to Daytona for its annual weekend of racing over the July 4th weekend. Both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be in action this weekend.
On Friday cars first hit the track while qualifying for both races will take place the following Saturday. The Xfinity Series runs the Subway Firecracker 250 on Saturday night, July 4, while the Coke Zero 400 takes place on Sunday.
Daytona is making some headlines this weekend for its program in which fans can exchange a Confederate flag for an American flag.
You can read below for a complete schedule of all of the on track activities for this weekend at Daytona. You will also find weather information and the winners of previous events at the track.
FRIDAY, JULY 3:
2-2:55 p.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NBC Sports Network
3-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBC Sports Network
4-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBC Sports Network
5-5:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports Network
SATURDAY, JULY 4:
2:35 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBC Sports Network Suarez on pole
4:35 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBC Sports Network
7:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), NBC Sports Network
SUNDAY, JULY 5:
7:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola (160 laps, 400 miles), NBC
Xfinity Series: Kasey Kahne (Last Year) Ryan Reed (Season opener)
Sprint Cup Series: Aric Almirola (Last year) Joey Logano (Season opening Daytona 500)
Last year rain prevented the entire Sprint Cup Series race from being run giving Aric Almirola his first career win. Rain could again be a factor with 50% chances of rain on both Saturday and Sunday. However, warm temperatures are also expected with highs in the low-90s.