A week after running the shortest track on the schedule, NASCAR returns to a 1.5-mile track. This week marks the first visit for all three of NASCAR’s top series as the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will all be in action this weekend.
On track activity will start on Thursday but racing begins on Friday. MENCS qualifying and the Truck Series Vankor 300 highlight Friday. On Saturday there will be MENCS practice, Xfinity Series qualifying and the Xfinity Series running of the My Bariatric 300. On Sunday the weekend concludes with the running of the O’Reilly 500 for the MENCS.
Follow along with Tireball Sports for the weekend.
NASCAR at Texas Weekend Schedule
Thursday, March 28
4:05 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series First Practice:
6:05 p.m.-6:55 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series Final Practice:
Friday, March 29
3:05 p.m.-3:55 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series First Practice: (PRN/FS1)
4:05 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Xfinity Series First Practice: (FS1)
5:10 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series Qualifying: (FS1)
6:35 p.m.-7:25 p.m. Xfinity Series Final Practice: (FS1)
7:40 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Qualifying: (PRN/FS1)
9:00 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series Vankor 350: (MRN/FS1)
Saturday, March 30
9:05 a.m.-9:55 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Second Practice: (FS1)
10:10 a.m. Xfinity Series Qualifying: (FS1)
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Final Practice: (FS1)
1:00 p.m. Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300: (PRN/FS1)
Sunday, March 31
2:00 p.m. Radio Pre-Race: (PRN)
2:30 p.m. TV Pre-Race: 1:30 p.m. (FS1); (FOX)
3:00 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500: (PRN/FOX)
MENCS: Kyle Busch (Spring 2018), Kevin Harvick (Fall 2018)
Xfinity: Ryan Blaney (Spring 2018), Cole Custer (Fall 2018)
Trucks: Johnny Sauter (Spring 2018) Justin Haley (Fall 2018)
A 60% chance of rain on Friday could create some issues. Temps will be the warmest on Friday at 74 for a high. By Saturday they drop to just 60 as the high before reaching only 58 on Sunday.