NASCAR schedule and weather outlook for Dover International Speedway

All three of NASCAR’s national series — Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup — are at Dover (Del.) International Speedway this weekend. The Camping World Truck Series kicks off the competitive portion of the weekend on Friday evening with the running of the Lucas Oil 200. The Nationwide Series will run the Buckle Up 200 on Saturday, with the Sprint Cup Series closing out the weekend on Sunday with the FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks.

Rain put a damper on Camping World Truck Series practice on Thursday, prompting NASCAR to cancel the series’ qualifying session, scheduled for Friday, in favor of additional practice time. Here’s the modified schedule for Dover (courtesy of NASCAR.com):

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Friday
10-10:50 a.m. — Nationwide Series practice
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. — Sprint Cup practice (FOX Sports 1)
12:40-1:40 p.m. — Truck Series final practice (FOX Sports 1)
2-3:20 p.m. — Nationwide Series final practice (FOX Sports 1)
3:40 p.m. — Sprint Cup qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
5:30 p.m. — Truck Series race (FOX Sports 1, coverage beginning at 5 p.m.)

Saturday
9:30-10:20 a.m. — Sprint Cup practice (FOX Sports 1)
10:40 a.m. — Nationwide Series qualifying (ESPN2)
12:30-1:20 p.m. — Sprint Cup final practice (FOX Sports 1)
2 p.m. — Nationwide race (ESPN, coverage beginning at 1 p.m.)

Sunday
1 p.m. — Sprint Cup race (FOX, coverage beginning at 12:30)

WEATHER

While rain interfered with track activity at Dover International Speedway on Thursday, altering the weekend schedule for the Camping World Truck Series, things look to be clearing up for the remainder of the weekend.

There is a 10 percent chance of rain on Friday, as temperatures climb into the lower 70s before dopping into the upper 50s overnight. That slight chance of rain on Friday is the last for the weekend.

Rain chances are nonexistent on Saturday and Sunday, with weather.com reporting the chances of rain for both days at 0 percent.  Saturday’s high temperature is expected to reach the mid-70s with an overnight low in the mid-50s.

On Sunday, sunny skies are expected to bring a high temperature in the low 70s before temps dip to the mid 50s during the nighttime hours.

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