Weekend schedule for Bristol Playoff Race

This week NASCAR travels to Bristol Motor Speedway for three days of racing under the lights. It’s the elimination race for the Cup Series Playoffs Round of 16 and once it’s over, only 12 drivers will advance to compete for the 2022 championship.

The Xfinity Series heads to Bristol for the final race of its regular season. Ten drivers have clinched a spot in the 12-driver playoff field including Justin Allgaier, AJ Allmendinger, Josh Berry, Jeremy Clements, Ty Gibbs, Noah Gragson, Riley Herbst, Austin Hill, Brandon Jones and Sam Mayer.

Bristol will mark the beginning of the Round of 8 for the Camping World Truck Series Playoffs with contenders Zane Smith, Chandler Smith, John H. Nemechek, Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen, Ty Majeski, Grant Enfinger and Christian Eckes.

The ARCA Menards Series will join the competition Thursday evening for the Bush’s Beans 200 at 6:30 before the Camping World Truck Series race.

NASCAR Press Pass will be live throughout the weekend for post-race coverage.

All times are Eastern.

Thursday, Sept. 15

2:30 p.m.: ARCA Menards Series Practice – No TV
3:30 p.m.: ARCA Menards Series Qualifying – No TV
4:30 p.m.: Truck Series Practice – FS1
5:05 p.m.: Truck Series Qualifying – FS1
6:30 p.m.: ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown 200 – FS1/MRN

9 p.m.: Truck Series UNOH 200
Distance: 106.6 miles (200 Laps)
Stage 1 ends on Lap 55, Stage 2 ends on Lap 110, Final Stage ends on Lap 200
The Purse: $703,945

Friday, Sept. 16

2:35 p.m.: Xfinity Series Practice – NBC Sports Stream
3:10 p.m.: Xfinity Series Qualifying – NBC Sports Stream
4:35 p.m.: Cup Series Practice- NBC Sports Stream /USA at 5 p.m.
5:20 p.m.: Cup Series Qualifying – USA/NBC Sports Stream

7:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series Food City 300
Distance: 159.9 miles (300 Laps)
Stage 1 ends on Lap 85, Stage 2 ends on Lap 170, Final Stage ends on Lap 300
USA/PRN/SiriusXM/NBC Sports Stream
The Purse: $1,567,510

Saturday, Sept. 17

7:30 p.m.: Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Distance: 266.5 miles (500 Laps)
Stage 1 ends on Lap 125, Stage 2 ends on Lap 250, Final Stage ends on Lap 500
USA/PRN/SiriusXM/NBC Sports Stream
The Purse: $8,338,394

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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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