NASCAR at Bristol: Weekend Schedule, race start time and tv info for Spring 2018

Both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series head to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.

In the past Bristol was the most sought after ticket on the schedule with fans clamoring to see their favorites on the 0.553 mile short track. The track which can seat 162,000 sees its first of two annual events this weekend.

Below you can find the full weekend schedule, race start times and tv streaming information for all of the on track activities at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR at Bristol Weekend Schedule Spring 2018

Friday, April 13
Noon-12:55 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1
1:05-1:55 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, FS1
3:05-3:55 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
4:45 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, FS1

Saturday, April 14
8:30-9:25 am: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
9:35 am: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1
11:05-11:55 am: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
1 pm.: NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles), FS1 Green Flag: 1:14 pm (Stages 85/170/300)

Sunday, April 15
2 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 (500 laps, 266.5 miles), FOX Green Flag: 2:13 pm 

*All times Eastern

Previous Winners

Cup Series: Kyle Busch (Summer) Jimmie Johnson (Spring) The last six races have seen six different winners.
Xfinity Series: Kyle Busch (Summer) Erik Jones (Spring) An Xfinity regular has not won since Ryan Blaney, running a part time schedule,  in 2014.


Weather starts off with a high of 80 on Friday and goes down from there. The clear skies on Friday give way to clouds and a high of 79 for Saturday. For Sunday’s cup race the high is just 66 degrees with weather reports calling for a 100% chance of rain. That chance drops to just 40% on Monday but temperatures fall to a high of 46 if the race has to be pushed back a day.