NASCAR at Texas: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for AAA Texas 500

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Kyle Busch (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

NASCAR heads back to Texas this weekend for the second race of the Round of 8 in the playoffs at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

The intermediate track sets up an interesting race as three of the top four drivers in the playoff standings in Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick all have wins on 1.5-mile tracks this season and Busch and Harvick finished 1-2 in Texas in April.

Joey Logano is the only driver with a spot locked up in the final four as he earned his second win of the year at Martinsville last week, but he still has a great chance to factor into the win this week as he finished sixth in Texas earlier this year and has finished no lower than seventh in his last five races on the intermediate track.

The AAA Texas 500 can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Here’s the weekend schedule: 

NASCAR at Texas 2018: TV channel and streaming info

Note: All times are ET

THURSDAY, NOV. 1
4:05-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice (No TV)
6:05-6:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice (No TV)

FRIDAY, NOV. 2
2-2:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
3:05-3:50 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, NBC Sports App
4:10 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS2
5:35-6:25 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBC Sports App
7 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JAG Metals 350 (147 laps, 220.5 miles), FS1

SATURDAY, NOV. 3
12:30-1:25 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series second practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App
1:40 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, CNBC/NBC Sports App
3-3:50 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports App (NBCSN joins in progress at 3:30 p.m. ET)
4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App

SUNDAY, NOV. 4
3 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 (334 laps, 501 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff point standings

Driver Points Cutoff (+/-) Race wins
1. Joey Logano 4074 1
2. Kyle Busch 4104 +46 1
3. Martin Truex Jr.  4083 +25
4. Kevin Harvick 4083 _25
5. Kurt Busch 4058 -25
6. Chase Elliott 4052 -31 2
7. Clint Bowyer 4041 -42
8. Aric Almirola 4033 -50 1

Which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Texas?

There are 41 Cup drivers entered in Sunday’s race. This number will be cut down at qualifying. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:

AJ Allmendinger
Alex Bowman
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Chris Buescher
Clint Bowyer
Corey Lajoie
Daniel Suarez
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
David Ragan
Denny Hamlin
Erik Jones
Jamie McMurray
Jimmie Johnson
JJ Yeley
Joey Gase
Joey Logano
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Kyle Weatherman
Landon Cassill
Martin Truex Jr.
Matt DiBenedetto
Michael McDowell
No. 97 TBA
Parker Kligerman
Paul Menard
Reed Sorenson
Regan Smith
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Newman
Timmy Hill
Trevor Bayne
Ty Dillon
William Byron