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:
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
No. 97 TBA
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.