NASCAR schedule and weather outlook for Bristol Motor Speedway

All three of NASCAR’s national series — Sprint Cup, Nationdwide and Camping World Truck — are taking on the high-banked, concrete surface at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway in night races this week. The Truck Series will kick things off with the UNOH 200 on Wednesday night, getting its race in and exiting the facility in time for the arrival of the Nationwide and Sprint Cup cars. The Nationwide Series will take the the track Friday night for the Food City 300, while the Sprint Cup Series will close out the race weekend with the running of the Irwin Tools Night Race. Here’s a look at the remainingschedule (courtesy of NASCAR.com):

all times ET

WEDNESDAY

4:40 p.m. — Truck Series qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
8:30 p.m. — Truck Series race (FOX Sports 1, beginning at 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Nationwide Series practice
3-4:30 p.m. — Nationwide Series final practice

FRIDAY

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Sprint Cup practice (FOX Sports 1)
1:30-2:20 p.m. — Sprint Cup final practice (FOX Sports 1)
3:40 p.m. — Nationwide qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
5:40 p.m. — Sprint Cup qualifying (ESPN2)
7:30 p.m. — Nationwide race (ESPN, beginning at 7 p.m.)

SATURDAY

7:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup race (ABC, beginnig at 6:30 p.m.)

WEATHER (courtesy of weather.com)

There are slight chances of racing, between five and 15 percent prior to the scheduled start of Wednesday night’s Truck Series race, but that possible precipitation is expected to move out in time to allow for track drying, if needed, and the green flag, as scheduled.

Chances of rain on qualifying and Nationwide Series race day/night, Friday, are also slim at 10 percent, but the same can’t be said for Saturday, as there’s a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms in the area.

High temperatures on both days are expected to reach the upper-80s, with lows in the upper 60s expected.

Maybe worth noting: there’s also a 50 percent chance of rain on Sunday.

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