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How to follow this week's Charlotte, Iowa races

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How to follow this week's Charlotte, Iowa races
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How to follow this week's Charlotte, Iowa races

This weekend brings the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to Charlotte Motor Speedway and the NASCAR Nationwide Series to Iowa Speedway

The Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown is Friday, May 16, at 7:15 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1. The Showdown will be a format of two 20-lap segments.

The Sprint All-Star Race is Saturday, May 17, at 9 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1. The All-Star Race format consists of four 20-lap segments, ending with a 10-lap run.

For more information about how the Sprint Showdown and All-Star Race are set up, see our breakdown of the formats

The Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 is Friday, May 16, at 8:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1. 

The Nationwide Series Get to Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin-Williams is Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN.

For more information on track times, press conferences and GarageCam, you can check out this weekend's schedule. For TV times check out this week's TV schedule.

We know you may not have the time to watch the Sprint Cup and Truck Series action or Sunday's Nationwide race without any interruptions, so if you're on the go, here's how to keep up at both Charlotte and Iowa.

NASCAR.com's live Cup leaderboardNationwide leaderboard and Camping World Truck Series leaderboard update in real-time and offer constant text updates of lead changes, cautions, strategies, strong runs and everything in between. On the go? Download the NASCAR Mobile app to follow the leaderboards live from your device.

Lap-by-Lap will keep you caught up even if you can only take a peek here and there. Check in now and then to read back through all the laps you've missed, or keep an eye on the feed for real-time race updates.

We'll also be sending race updates via Twitter through the official @NASCAR and @NASCARStats handles, as well as curating NASCAR tweets from the Twitter universe with a social timeline.

Haven't tried RaceView yet? If you sign up, you'll get virtualized video of cars on the track from various angles and hear what your favorite team is saying over the radio. Use it as a second screen or as your only screen. Just want to scan the radios? You can have that too with RaceView Audio. On a mobile device? Get RaceView Mobile here.

If you want to be more involved in the on-track action, you can manage your own fantasy team on NASCAR.com and follow your team's performance in NASCAR Fantasy Live. Mobile users can also download NASCAR Connect, a game from OneUp Sports that allows users to play other fans with race predictions, for some off-track competition while drivers battle it out on the track.

Live Press Pass streams will keep the NASCAR action rolling even after the winner rolls in and out of Victory Lane. Catch interviews with the top finishers immediately following the checkered flag for the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck races, and stay tuned to NASCAR.com throughout the week for the latest news.

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