NASCAR Racing Schedule for Watkins Glen

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series travel to Watkins Glen International this week while the Camping World Truck Series is off. All Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series practices, qualifying sessions and races can be seen on NBC Sports Live Extra. The full schedule is listed below.

All times are Eastern.

Friday, August 7:

On Track:

11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – NBCSN
1-2:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – NBCSN
3:30-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – NBCSN
4:40-5:55 p.m..: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – NBCSN

Press Conferences (Watch live at

9:45 a.m.: AJ Allmendinger
10 a.m.: Chris Buescher
10:45 a.m.: Kyle Busch
11 a.m.: Regan Smith
11:15 a.m.: Eddie Cheever III
1:45 p.m.: Jeff Gordon

Saturday, August 8:

On Track:

11:15 a.m.: XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying – NBCSN
1:15 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying – NBCSN
2:30 p.m.: XFINITY Series Countdown to Green – NBCSN
3 p.m.: XFINITY Series Zippo 200 (82 laps, 200.9 miles) – NBCSN
(Scheduled Green Flag – approx: 3:16 p.m.)

Press Conferences (Watch live at

2:15 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Press Conference
5:30 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Press Conference

Sunday, August 9:

On Track:

1:30 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green – NBCSN
2 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 (90 laps, 220.5 miles) – NBCSN
(Scheduled Green Flag – approx: 2:18 p.m.)
5 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show – NBCSN
11 p.m.: NASCAR Victory Lap – NBCSN

Press Conferences ((Watch live at

4:45 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Press Conference

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Angela Campbell
Angela Campbell
A native of Charlotte, NC, Angela (Angie) was first introduced to racing by her father. An avid fan of NASCAR, she found a way to combine her love of racing with her passion for writing. Angie is also an award-winning member of the National Motorsports Press Association. Follow her on Twitter @angiecampbell_ for the latest NASCAR news and feature stories.


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