NASCAR at Texas: TV schedule, dates, times, qualifying drivers for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

This week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series joins the Cup Series in the Lone Star State. Here's the full schedule.

Brad Keselowski became the first driver in theCup Series to win multiple races this season when he passed Kyle Busch with 42 laps remaining and never looked back Sunday at Martinsville.

Now back on a 1.5-mile track at Texas Motor Speedway,Keselowski will go for win No. 3in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (1:30 p.m. ET on Fox).The No. 2 Penske driver leads the series with 10 playoff points and sits fourth in the points standings, 34 points behind No. 1 ranked Kyle Larson.

Think the Grandfather Clock is a cool prize awarded to the winner at Martinsville? This week, first place at Texas Motor Speedway gets to celebrate by donning a cowboy hat and firing two six-shooter pistols into the air. The trophy itself featuresa pair of hard-carved cowboy boots with the Speedway Motorsports, Inc. globe logo that sits on the double-tiered wooden base with two longhorn steer heads. The hand-painted trophy also includes a pair of genuine spurs.

With a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, Texas Motor Speedway is among the largest sports venuesin the United States.

This week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series joins the Cup Series in the Lone State state.

Here's the full schedule:

NASCAR at Texas schedule, TV channel info

(All times ET)

Friday, April 7

Noon-2:25 p.m.:Cup Series practice, FS1
2:30-3:55 p.m.:Xfinity Series practice, FS1
5-5:55 p.m.: Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
6:15 p.m.: Cup qualifying, FS1


Saturday, April 8

9:30-10:25 a.m.: Cup Series practice, FS1
10:35 a.m.: Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1
Noon-12:50 p.m.: Cup Series final practice, FS2
1:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), Fox


What time does the NASCAR race at Texasstart?

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 begins April 8 at 1:30 p.m. ETand can be seen on Fox and the Fox Sports Go app.

What are the stage lengths for NASCAR at Texas?

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, which is 501 miles (334 laps)will be broken into three stages. Stage 1 ends on lap 85, Stage 2 ends on lap 170and the final stage ends on lap 334.

The Xfinity Series race at Texas will be broken into three stages: Lap 45, Lap 90and Lap 200.

Which NASCAR drivers are racing at Texas?

Only 40Cup drivers will be racing in theO’Reilly Auto Parts 500, meaning all drivers will make the race andqualifying will decide their starting position.


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Here is the list of participating Cup drivers:

AJ Allmendinger
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Chris Buescher
Clint Bowyer
Cole Whitt
Corey LaJoie
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Danica Patrick
Daniel Suarez
David Ragan
Denny Hamlin
Derrike Cope
Erik Jones
Gray Gaulding
Jamie McMurray
Jeffrey Earnhardt

Only 40Cup drivers will be racing in theO’Reilly Auto Parts 500, meaning all drivers will make the race andqualifying will decide their starting position.


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Jimmie Johnson
JJ Yeley
Joey Logano
Kasey Kahne
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Landon Cassill
Martin Truex Jr.
Matt DiBenedetto
Matt Kenseth
Michael McDowell
Paul Menard
Reed Sorenson
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Newman
Timmy Hill
Trevor Bayne
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