Richmond Raceway is no longer the final race before the Chase for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Instead it now plays host to the second race of the MENCS Chase as well as the opening race for the Xfinity Series championship playoffs.
The Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend and NASCAR fans will notice that action this weekend at Richmond will come fast and furious as everything is crammed into two days resulting in a flurry of activity at the 0.75-mile track beginning Friday morning and ending Saturday night.
NASCAR at Richmond Weekend Schedule
FRIDAY, Sept. 21
8:30-9:15 a.m.: Xfinity Series first practice, NBC Sports App
10:10-10:55 a.m.: Xfinity Series final practice, NBC Sports App
11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
1:30-2:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
4:35 p.m.: Xfinity Series Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
6:05 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
7:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series GoBowling 250 (250 laps, 187.5 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App Green Flag: 7:44 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 22
7:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 (400 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App Green Flag: 7:43 p.m.
MENCS -Kyle Busch (Spring) Kyle Larson (second 2017 race)
Xfinity – Christoper Bell (Spring) Brad Keselowski (second 2017 race)
Temps have a high of 85 on Friday and Saturday dropping to a low in the mid-60s. Clouds on Friday may give way to rain on Saturday with a 40% chance of rain currently predicted.