Saturday NASCAR schedule at Daytona International Speedway

Dustin Long
NBC Sports

The Xfinity Series takes center stage Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, a day before the Daytona 500.

Xfinity Series teams will qualify and then compete in their season-opening race. Michael Annett is the defending race winner.

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Cup teams have their final practice before Sunday’s Daytona 500, which features Ricky Stenhouse Jr. starting on the pole.

Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s with a slight chance of rain for today’s Xfinity race.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

9:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

11 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying impound; single car/one lap (FS1)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Cup garage open

12:20 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting.

12:30 – 1:20 p.m. – Final Daytona 500 practice (FS1, MRN)

2 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

2:30 p.m. – NASCAR Racing Experience 300; 120 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

 

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