NASCAR at Richmond: Weekend schedule, practice, qualifying, race start times and tv info



The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Richmond International Raceway this weekend for its final regular season race. This event marks the last chance for some drivers to sneak into the upcoming Chase with a win, or perhaps via points.

On Saturday night the Sprint Cup Series runs the Federated Auto Parts 400 but the Xfinity Series will also take to the track with practice on Thursday ahead of it’s Friday night running of the Virginia528 College Savings 250. The Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend.

Below you can see the full NASCAR weekend schedule for Richmond, previous winners and the weather.

NASCAR at Richmond weekend schedule

2:30-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra
5-5:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra

10-11:55 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra
1-2:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra
3:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/Live Extra
5:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/Live Extra
7:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 (250 laps, 187.5 miles) NBCSN/Live Extra

7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 (400 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN

Previous Winners

Sprint Cup Series:  Brad Keselowski (last fall) Kurt Busch (spring)
Xfinity Series:
Kyle Busch (last fall) Denny Hamlin (spring)


Weather goes from 85 on Thursday to 78 on Saturday. Rain could be an issue with an 80 percent chance for Xfinity practice on Thursday and a 100 percent chance of Thunderstorms on Saturday for the Cup race.

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