NASCAR at Pocono and Iowa: Weekend Schedule, race start times and tv info

All three of NASCAR’s top series are in action this weekend but activity will be spread between Iowa and Pocono. The Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are both in action at the triangular Pocono Raceway while the Xfinity Series is competing at Iowa Speedway.

On track activity begins on Friday for both the trucks and the Xfinity Series. On Saturday both series will qualify and fun their respective races. In addition the Cup Series will complete it’s pole qualifying at the conclusion of the Truck Series race.

Weekend Schedule for Pocono and Iowa

Friday, July 27
Noon-12:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, No TV
2-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, No TV

Friday, July 27
5:05-5:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
6:35-7:25 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

Saturday, July 28
9-9:50 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App
10 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS1
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App
1 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Gander Outdoors 150 (60 laps, 150 miles), FS1 Green Flag: 1:15 p.m.
4:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

Saturday, July 28
3:05 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
5:20 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Rasmussen Group (250 laps, 218.75 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App Green Flag: 5:20 p.m.

Sunday, July 29
2:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 (160 laps, 400 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App Green Flag: 2:50 p.m.

Previous Winners

MENCS: Kyle Busch (July 2017) Martin Truex (June)
CWTS: Christopher Bell
Xfinity at Iowa: Ryan Preece (July 2017) Justin Allgaier (June)


Rains in Long Pond, PA are expected to give way sometime on Friday. Clouds are expected for both the Trucks and Cup Series events with temps in the mid-70s though Pocono has a way to always seeming to bring concerns about rain.

In Iowa there is a 50% threat of rain on both Friday and Saturday with conditions not too different from Pocono.


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