NASCAR Racing Schedule for Darlington (Updated) and Canadian Tire

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series head to Darlington Raceway this weekend as the Camping World Truck Series travels to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Please check below for the complete schedule of events.

All times are Eastern.

Friday, Sept. 2: – All At-Track Activity and Press Conferences for Darlington Canceled Due to Anticipated Inclement Weather

Friday grandstand ticket holders may bring their ticket to the ticket office on Saturday and receive $5 off an admission to the NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 race.

Saturday, Sept. 3:

Qualifying Canceled for the Sprint Cup Series and the XFINITY Series – The lineup will be set per the rulebook which states that the current year owner’s points determine the starting positions if qualifying is canceled. As a result, Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sunday. Paul Menard will lead the field to green in the XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 race Saturday afternoon.

On-Track at Darlington:
9-9:55 a.m.: XFINITY Series Final Practice – Live Leaderboard
11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Practice – CNBC, Simulcast on NBCSN from 11:30-12:30
1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Final Practice –  NBCSN
3:30 p.m.: XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 (147 laps, 200.8 miles) – NBC
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR)

Garage Cam(Watch live)
1 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series

Press Conferences: (Watch live)
9:30 a.m.: Chase Elliott
12:35 p.m.: Carl Edwards
12:50 p.m.: NMPA/Sprint Most Popular Driver announcement
5:15 p.m..: Post-XFINITY Race (time approx.)

On-Track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
9:30-10:25 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series First Practice – Live Leaderboard
11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Final Practice – Live Leaderboard
5:45 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying – FS2

Sunday, Sept. 4:

On Track at Darlington:
6 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 (367 laps, 501.3 miles) -NBC/NBC Sports App (Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR)

Press Conferences: (Watch live)
2:30 p.m.: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, and Dr. Micky Collins of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program
3 p.m.: Darrell Waltrip, NASCAR Hall of Fame member
3:15 p.m.: Mark Martin, Bojangles’ Southern 500 Grand Marshal and 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee
3:30 p.m.: Barry Williams, Bojangles’ Southern 500 National Anthem Performer
10:30 p.m.: Post-Sprint Cup Race (time approx.)

On Track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
2:30 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 (64 laps, 157.37 miles) – FS1 (Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR)


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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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