NASCAR at Kansas 2013: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info

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NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas this weekend. Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series will be racing at the 1.5 mile track. The Nationwide Series will run the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday — while the Sprint Cup teams hit the track on Sunday for the Hollywood Casino 400.

The Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend, they return at Talladega in two weeks.

This is the fourth race of the Sprint Cup Series Chase, where twelve drivers battle to become this years champion. Matt Kenseth currently leads the point standings after winning the first two races. Jimmie Johnson is within 9 points after his win last weekend at Dover. Kyle Busch is in third, -12 points behind Kenseth.


Below you will find the race weekend schedule for Kansas Speedway,  including the race start time, practice and qualifying times, tv and listening info, and weather at the track  if you are headed out to see the races this weekend.


Both series will be broadcast on MRN. You can listen online, or even on your mobile device if you will be traveling. The link will open in a new window and take you to the streaming player. You can also follow along at with their live leader board.

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Weekend Schedule:


Times are local to the track in CST

Friday, October 4
11:30-1;00 pm – Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
1:10 pm-2:15 pm Nationwide Practice TV: FoxSports1
2:40 pm-4:00 pm Nationwide Final Practice TV: FoxSports1

4:10 pm (5:10 ET) – Sprint Cup Series Qualifying (Two Laps — All Positions) Harvick on pole, full Qualifying Results

Saturday, October 5
10:00 – 10:50 am Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports2
11:05 am (12:05 pm ET) Nationwide Qualifying (Two Laps — All Positions) Dillon on pole, STARTING LINEUP

12:50 – 1:50 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports2
2:30 pm (3:30 pm ET) Nationwide Series Race — Kansas Lottery 200 
(200 LAPS, 300 MILES) Winner: Kenseth, full results

Sunday, October 6
1:00 pm (2:00 ET) – Sprint Cup Series Race – Hollywood Casino 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles) Winner: Kevin Harvick, full results

Last Time:

Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth has won the last TWO races at Kansas. Earlier this year in April, and last years Hollywood Casino 400.

Nationwide: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is not defending.


Friday will see temperatures in the high 80’s, a bit windy with a 20% chance of rain throughout the day. Saturday and Sunday will see much cooler temperatures, in the low 60’s. 10% chance of rain on Saturday and no chance of rain on Sunday for the Sprint Cup race.

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