NASCAR’s annual return to dirt racing at Bristol Motor Speedway means a schedule unlike any other weekend of the year.
Saturday’s schedule at the half-mile track includes four qualifying races for the Cup Series and the Craftsman Truck Series. The 150-lap truck feature is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET Saturday.
Sunday’s Cup race, the third on Bristol dirt, is scheduled at 7 p.m. ET. The race running order will be frozen at the end of each stage, and pit stops will be non-competitive.
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Friday and Saturday weather forecasts in the track area call for rain, which could have a significant impact on the racing surface.
Practices are scheduled for both series Friday.
Joey Logano (2021) and Kyle Busch (2022) have won the previous Bristol Cup dirt races.
Here’s a look at the weekend schedule:
Bristol Motor Speedway (Cup and Truck)
Friday: Rain likely. High of 54. 70% chance of rain.
Saturday: Steady morning rain. Afternoon showers. High of 54. 22% chance of rain at start of Truck race.
Sunday: Sun and clouds mixed. High of 61. 3% chance of rain at start of race.
Friday, April 7
(All times Eastern)
5:35 – 6:25 p.m. — Truck practice (FS1)
6:35 – 7:25 p.m. — Cup practice (FS1)
8:02 – 8:27 p.m. — Truck practice (FS1)
8:32 – 8:57 p.m. — Cup practice (FS1)
Saturday, April 8
4:30 p.m. — Truck qualifying races (four races, 15 laps each; FS2)
6 p.m. — Cup qualifying races (four races, 15 laps each; FS2, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
8 p.m. — Truck race (150 laps, 75 miles; FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Sunday, April 9
7 p.m. — Cup race (250 laps, 125 miles; Fox, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
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NASCAR weekend schedule for Bristol Motor Speedway originally appeared on NBCSports.com