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Buescher celebrates NCWTS win in Victory Lane
James Buescher celebrates with his son, Steston, for the first time after his Michigan National Guard 200 victory.
Buescher: Win puts team back on track
James Buescher breaks down his Michigan National Guard 200 win and how the victory will turn the team's season around.
Busch, Logano discuss NCWTS finishes
Kyle Busch was frustrated by his second place finish, while Joey Logano was upbeat in commenting on his fourth place finish in the Michigan National Guard 200 .
NASCAR reveals start times for 2017 races
RELATED: What's new about 2017 schedule times? DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR, along with FOX Sports and NBC Sports, today announced 2017 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- based on the previously released schedule dates . Through collaborative efforts with its broadcast partners, race teams and tracks, NASCAR was able to finalize full 2017 start times for all three national series almost six months earlier than in recent seasons. Seventeen national series events will start closer to primetime, helping to bring NASCAR's photo finishes and close, side-by-side racing to larger audiences. Seventeen NASCAR Cup Series points races will air on broadcast television next year, including the DAYTONA 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on FOX; and the Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Cup Series championship race, the Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway, on NBC. "It's our responsibility, collectively as an industry, to ensure the sport is healthy, strong and growing by delivering great racing in a way that best meets the needs of our fans," said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. "Earlier insight on start times benefits not only fans, but also our teams and tracks, as it provides more opportunities to plan travel and to purchase race tickets." Since the initial release of the 2017 schedule, NASCAR and its partners have shifted two dates for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America will move to Sunday, August 27, on NBC. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will now take place on Sunday, September 3, airing on FS1 prior to the NASCAR Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway on NBCSN. Looking ahead to the 2018 season, the DAYTONA 500 will move to Sunday, February 18, during Presidents Day weekend. NASCAR and its partners are working collaboratively on the remainder of the 2018 schedule, which will be finalized and released at a later date. In addition to watching the live broadcast, fans can catch all the on-track action by visiting NASCAR.com, downloading the NASCAR Mobile app or live streaming on FOX Sports Go and the NBC Sports app. Fans can also listen to Motor Racing Network (MRN), Performance Racing Network (PRN), IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, throughout the season. 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule Date Location Network Race Start Radio 2/18 The Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway FS1 8 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 2/19 DAYTONA 500 Qualifying at Daytona International Speedway FOX 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 2/23 Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway FS1 7 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 2/26 DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway FOX 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 3/5 Atlanta Motor Speedway FOX 2:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 3/12 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX 3:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 3/19 Phoenix International Raceway FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 3/26 Auto Club Speedway FOX 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 4/2 Martinsville Speedway FS1 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 4/9 Texas Motor Speedway FOX 1:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 4/23 Bristol Motor Speedway FOX 2 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 4/30 Richmond International Raceway FOX 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/7 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/13 Kansas Speedway FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/20 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway FS1 6 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/28 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway FOX 6 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 6/4 Dover International Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/11 Pocono Raceway FS1 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/18 Michigan International Speedway FS1 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/25 Sonoma Raceway FS1 3 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 7/1 Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway NBC 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 7/8 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 7/16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 7/23 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBC 3 p.m. IMS / SiriusXM 7/30 Pocono Raceway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/6 Watkins Glen International NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/13 Michigan International Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/19 Bristol Motor Speedway NBC 7:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 9/3 Darlington Raceway NBCSN 6 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/9 Richmond International Raceway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/17 Chicagoland Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/24 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN 2 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 10/1 Dover International Speedway NBCSN 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 10/7 Charlotte Motor Speedway NBCSN 7 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 10/15 Talladega Superspeedway NBC 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 10/22 Kansas Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 10/29 Martinsville Speedway NBCSN 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/5 Texas Motor Speedway NBC 2 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 11/12 Phoenix International Raceway NBC 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/19 Homestead-Miami Speedway NBC 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Schedule Date Location Network Race Start Radio 2/25 Daytona International Speedway FS1 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 3/4 Atlanta Motor Speedway FS1 1:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 3/11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FS1 4 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 3/18 Phoenix International Raceway FOX 4 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 3/25 Auto Club Speedway FS1 4 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 4/8 Texas Motor Speedway FOX 1:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 4/22 Bristol Motor Speedway FS1 12:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 4/29 Richmond International Raceway FS1 12:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/6 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/27 Charlotte Motor Speedway FS1 1 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 6/3 Dover International Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/10 Pocono Raceway FOX 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/17 Michigan International Speedway FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/24 Iowa Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/30 Daytona International Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 7/7 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 8 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 7/15 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN 4 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 7/22 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. IMS / SiriusXM 7/29 Iowa Speedway NBC 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/5 Watkins Glen International NBCSN 2 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/12 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/18 Bristol Motor Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 8/27 Road America NBC 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/2 Darlington Raceway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/8 Richmond International Raceway NBCSN 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/16 Chicagoland Speedway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/23 Kentucky Speedway NBCSN 8 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 9/30 Dover International Speedway NBCSN 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 10/6 Charlotte Motor Speedway NBCSN 8 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 10/21 Kansas Speedway NBC 3 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/4 Texas Motor Speedway NBCSN 8:30 p.m. PRN / SiriusXM 11/11 Phoenix International Raceway NBC 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway NBCSN 3:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule Date Location Network Race Start Radio 2/24 Daytona International Speedway FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 3/4 Atlanta Motor Speedway FS1 4:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 4/1 Martinsville Speedway FS1 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/12 Kansas Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 5/19 Charlotte Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/2 Dover International Speedway FS1 5:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/9 Texas Motor Speedway FS1 8 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/17 Gateway Motorsports Park FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 6/23 Iowa Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 7/6 Kentucky Speedway FS1 7:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 7/19 Eldora Speedway FS1 9 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 7/29 Pocono Raceway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/12 Michigan International Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 8/16 Bristol Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/3 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park FS1 2:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/15 Chicagoland Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway FS1 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 9/30 Las Vegas Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 10/14 Talladega Superspeedway FOX 1 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 10/28 Martinsville Speedway FS1 1:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/3 Texas Motor Speedway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/10 Phoenix International Raceway FS1 8:30 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM 11/17 Homestead-Miami Speedway FS1 8 p.m. MRN / SiriusXM All times eastern. 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Allmendinger not injured, still feeling 'gut-punched'
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- AJ Allmendinger's crash at Kentucky Speedway almost three weeks ago left him with a bandaged left hand and a thumb that required X-rays. Those scans came back negative, and the 34-year-old driver says it hasn't given him trouble since. Still, Allmendinger maintained he's suffering some ill effects -- just not from that. "Nah, I feel like I've just been gut-punched and kicked in the not-such-fun place the last seven weeks," Allmendinger said, "so that's more the lingering effect." Allmendinger's remarks came Tuesday during Day 1 of a two-day organizational test for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams on the fresh pavement at Watkins Glen International, site of the JTG-Daugherty Racing driver's only premier-series victory in 2014. Given his road-racing pedigree, the 2.45-mile road course serves as an ample opportunity when the series returns Aug. 7 for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. But worn down by the results of the last two months -- a nine-race stretch with a 23.9 average finish and three DNFs -- Allmendinger says he's placing a greater value on bettering the No. 47 team's overall execution than punching a ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs with a one-race wonder. "Performance everywhere's just got to improve," Allmendinger said. "It's no secret I love this race track, I love road course racing. It's my background, but it's no different mentality than going to Pocono this weekend, going to Bristol after that, going to Michigan . We've just got to be better as a team -- all of us together. "This is a place -- here and Sonoma, just road course racing in general -- where I think a driver can make more of a difference, but you've still got to have the right package." The two-day test afforded Allmendinger some extra prep time on the track's new asphalt. And while Watkins Glen ranks as a track where Allmendinger might control his own fate, minimizing the mistakes and misfortunes that have dogged the No. 47 Chevrolet of late is the priority, according to first-year crew chief Randall Burnett. "It's definitely one of AJ's niches -- here, Sonoma, he runs really well at Martinsville. We're definitely trying to capitalize on that," Burnett said. "That's why we're up here testing, making sure we can put our best foot forward on this deal. We've been working really hard on all of our programs -- our mile-and-a-half stuff's come a really long way this year. We've still got to get better for sure."
NASCAR releases 2017 start times
NASCAR.com's Jonathan Merryman brings you up to speed on NASCAR's 2017 start times for its national touring series.
Speeds top 200 mph in first Cup practice
Kasey Kahne tops leaderboard at Michigan , nears track record
Daniel Suarez still beaming after Michigan win
RELATED: Suarez first Mexican-born driver to win national series race Daniel Suarez described an understated observance Saturday -- "we just celebrated a little bit," in his words -- after his breakthrough victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dinner at a Mexican restaurant with friends and his Joe Gibbs Racing team members that evening, followed by watching Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race to round out the weekend. By Monday, Suarez was still soaking in the accomplishment. "I'm still thinking about it. I'm still thinking how everything happened," Suarez said on a NASCAR teleconference, part of his Monday media rotation. "It was a race to try to learn some good stuff I could have done a little bit better in the beginning of the race, but definitely was an amazing weekend. I think there are no words to describe what I was feeling in those moments exactly, but it was an amazing weekend." Suarez tracked down and passed mentor Kyle Busch , the defending Sprint Cup champion, to prevail Saturday at Michigan International Speedway , becoming the first Mexican-born winner in any of NASCAR's three national tours. The victory was a popular one for the first-time winner, who reaffirmed the series' slogan -- "Names are Made Here" -- and received well-wishing notes of congratulations from his peers through text messages and social media. RELATED: Watch Suarez pass Busch in thrilling final laps But the impact was felt well beyond the Irish Hills region around the 2-mile track, stretching beyond state and country lines to his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, just more than 2,000 miles away. "From what I hear from friends, people, sponsors, they are getting crazy down there," Suarez said. "The people are super happy and excited about what's going on. I have received a lot of text messages and, as well, just comments, really good comments on social media about the race. They keep watching the replay of the race. They're still getting excited -- all these kind of comments. "For me, just super-excited to have people with that amount of support all over the place. It's just great. I'm just in such a great position right now, in Latin America and the U.S., that I really feel proud to be in this position right now." Suarez had come close before, both in XFINITY and the Camping World Truck Series, where he is a part-time entrant. Before his historic first, Suarez had 12 other top-five finishes in XFINITY competition and another eight top-fives without a win on the truck circuit. Those near-misses, four pole positions and the honor of winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year last season raised expectations, projections that Suarez heard in terms of "when" and not "if" he would win a race. Accordingly, Suarez said he grew tired of the prediction talk and that he pressed in an effort to close the deal at the checkered flag. Adopting a more relaxed approach, Suarez said, has helped immeasurably in recent weeks. Now the pressure is off in other ways, with a berth in the XFINITY Series Chase playoffs virtually sewn up. RELATED: How the XFINITY Chase looks " Series standings "I think the first one is always the most difficult to get in every series, pretty much in everything," Suarez said. "We finally got that one. So from now on, hopefully we can keep this momentum. We can start building our confidence as a group, the whole team, and move forward." Saturday's victory for the 24-year-old Suarez was bookended by other achievements in a growing NASCAR youth uprising. Rookie William Byron, 18, notched his second career truck series win Friday night in Texas; Sunday, 26-year-old Joey Logano led rookie runner-up Chase Elliott , 20, and third-place Kyle Larson , 23, to the Sprint Cup checkers at Michigan . For Suarez, it's part of a career arc set in motion by the NASCAR Next youth initiative, which began in 2011 when he was selected to the inaugural class. But he's also hoping to blaze a trail not just for young drivers, but also for aspiring racers from his home country on the strength of his landmark win. "Hopefully this can help to show more young drivers out there that they are doing good things and they are trying to follow a dream," Suarez said. "Hopefully that can help to give them a little bit more confidence to come here to the U.S., to get the support from NASCAR. Really, I had a lot of support from NASCAR when I came here to the U.S., in the beginning of my racing career, trying to make it happen, pretty much like what we are doing right now."
Logano rules in Michigan , lands first win of 2016
RELATED: Full race results " UPDATED: Standings " Chase Grid SHOP: Logano gear BROOKLYN, Mich. -- In the second race that featured NASCAR's new lower-downforce package, Joey Logano lowered the boom -- again. There was one major difference between Logano's victory in Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway and his win May 21 in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. This one counted in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings and punched Logano's ticket into the Chase playoffs. But it remained abundantly clear that Team Penske already has a handle on the aerodynamic configuration the sanctioning body is considering for 2017. Logano -- the Coors Light Pole Award winner -- led 138 of 200 laps at the 2-mile track and dominated a succession of restarts, except for one instance on Lap 117 when race runner-up Chase Elliott grabbed the lead from the driver of the No. 22 Ford. Reasserting his superiority on a Lap 154 restart, Logano held the top spot the rest of the way to win for the first time this season, for the second time at Michigan and for the 15th time in his career. It was the 50th victory for Team Penske since switching to Ford equipment after the 2012 season and the 100th premier-series victory for Roush Yates Engines. RELATED: See all of Logano's wins in the sport's top series The top three finishers boasted the youngest average age for a podium in Sprint Cup Series history -- 23.0. Logano is 26, Elliott 20 and Larson 23. The previous youngest average age for a top three was 24.7 (three times, dating back to 1951 at Charlotte Speedway). "Everyone did a great job of understanding what this package was going to do," Logano said in Victory Lane. "They put together a great race car for me. It was a lot of fun racing with Chase there at the end ... "Perfect execution. We've been knocking on the door for a win here all season. We got that All-Star win, but it's nice to get that win and lock ourselves into the Chase." Logano had a comfortable lead over Elliott, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year leader, when Denny Hamlin popped his left-rear tire on the frontstretch and careened into the inside wall near the entrance to Turn 1. NASCAR called the ninth caution of the afternoon, setting up the final restart with seven laps left. Logano chose the outside lane, and eventual third-place finisher Kyle Larson tried to push Elliott past Logano into the lead, but to no avail. Logano pulled away, maintained an advantage of nearly one second and won the race by .889 seconds over Elliott, who was chagrined despite a career-best finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Elliott's waterloo actually came at Lap 154, when, as the leader, he missed a shift and allowed Logano to regain the lead. "You can't do dumb stuff and win these races," Elliott said. "Completely my fault. The guys gave me a great car today. This whole NAPA group has been working so hard these past few weeks, and that one was on me. "Like I said, you can't do dumb stuff to win these things and I did today." Asked to elaborate on what he did wrong, Elliott replied, "Putting it in the correct gear would be a good start." Logano's teammate, Brad Keselowski , ran fourth behind Larson, with Kevin Harvick rallying from a 29th-place starting position to finish fifth. Carl Edwards , Tony Stewart , Austin Dillon , Jamie McMurray and Kurt Busch completed the top 10. The seventh-place result for Stewart was his second-best this season. Stewart missed the first eight events of the year after an offseason back injury. RELATED: How does top 10 boost Stewart's Chase hopes? Martin Truex Jr . led 10 laps early but spun to bring out the first yellow flag of the day on Lap 46. Truex's Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota got loose running in close quarters with the No. 15 Chevrolet of Clint Bowyer . After righting his car, Truex recovered to finish 12th. Two former Michigan winners -- Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr . -- were sidelined early. Busch finished last in the 40-car field after the engine in his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota expired in a fiery detonation after completing 52 laps. It marked the fourth straight finish of 30th or worse for the reigning Sprint Cup champion. "There's nothing you can do to change it around," said Busch, a three-time winner this year. "You're not going to go to the luck store and buy any. We had a lot of good fortune go our way at the beginning part of the season I guess. We still had blown tires that hurt us, but we're either top four or we're bottom four. There is no absolute in-between for us." RELATED: Fiery ends to two drivers' days; more top Michigan photos Earnhardt was caught up in a crash that also forced AJ Allmendinger out of the race. Rookie Chris Buescher 's No. 34 Ford slid up into Earnhardt's Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet, sending Earnhardt up into Allmendinger's No. 47 Chevy. Buescher continued after the impact, but both Earnhardt and Allmendinger made substantial contact with the outside wall at Turn 2's exit. "He must have just lost the nose of his car," Earnhardt said of Buescher. "I hate it, but you try to take care of each other out there. We all try to race hard, and I wish he would have taken better care of us. He just lost the car and hit the quarter panel. It happens, though. I'm angry, but I won't be too upset about it later. It's frustrating right now because we had a good car and I was happy with the way the car drove." Notes: Harvick increased his series lead over Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch to 30 points. Logano, the 10th driver to win a Cup race this season, jumped three spots to fifth. ... Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet failed the laser inspection station (LIS) after the race. NASCAR is taking the car to its research-and-development center in Concord, N.C., for further evaluation. If penalties are warranted, they will be announced in the coming week. ... The Sprint Cup Series' next race is scheduled June 26 at Sonoma Raceway (3 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). With NASCAR's top division taking the week off, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series will visit Iowa Speedway this weekend for a national series doubleheader. Contributing: Staff reports
Full schedule for Michigan and Texas
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series will race at Michigan International Speedway this week, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is at Texas Motor Speedway . Check out the full weekend schedule below. Note: All times are ET SUNDAY, JUNE 12: ON TRACK: MICHIGAN -- 1 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 ( 200 laps, 400 miles), FS1 ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 4 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Logano rules in Michigan , gets first win of 2016 -- Earnhardt Jr. makes early exit at Michigan -- 'Rowdy' suffers fourth straight rough outing THURSDAY, JUNE 9: ON TRACK: TEXAS -- 6-6:45 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice ( Results ) -- 7:30-9 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice ( Results ) DAILY ROUNDUP -- Fantasy Fastlane: Michigan -- New rules on display at Michigan , 'a promising direction' -- Ten historic moments at Michigan -- Results from Thursday's Truck practices at Texas FRIDAY, JUNE 10: ON TRACK: MICHIGAN -- 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series first practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 12:30-1:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 3-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series second practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 4:15 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 ( Results ) DAILY ROUNDUP -- Elliott, speeds both surge in opening Michigan practice -- Michigan rules package adds speed, opportunity -- Drivers held up in pre-qualifying inspection -- Photos from Friday at Michigan -- Tweets You Might Have Missed -- Johnston latest on list of suspended crew chiefs -- Groundhog causes 10-minute delay at Michigan -- Logano takes Coors Light Pole at Michigan GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 10:30 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- noon: NASCAR XFINITY Series PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 9:45 a.m.: AJ Allmendinger -- 10 a.m.: Kurt Busch -- 10:15 a.m.: Martin Truex Jr . -- 1:30 p.m.: Brad Keselowski -- 2 p.m.: Aric Almirola -- 2:15 p.m.: Brendan Gaughan -- 2:30 p.m.: Scott Miller, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition and Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR Senior Vice President, Innovation & Racing Development -- 5:15 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying ON TRACK: TEXAS -- 6 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying ( Results ) -- 9 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rattlesnake 400 (167 laps, 250.5 miles), FS1 ( Results ) DAILY ROUNDUP -- Byron seals second career victory at Texas SATURDAY, JUNE 11: ON TRACK: MICHIGAN -- 9-9:55 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series second practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 10 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 ( Results ) -- noon-12:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 1:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Menards 250 Presented by Valvoline (125 laps, 250 miles), FS1 ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 3:30 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR XFINITY Series race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Edwards, Dillon top Saturday Michigan practices -- Bowman edges Jones to take pole -- At-track gallery: Saturday, Michigan -- Jones' father passes away after battle with cancer -- Suarez earns first career win at Michigan -- Drivers react to Suarez's first NASCAR win -- Suarez becomes first Mexican-born driver to win in any NASCAR national series race -- Suarez: 'I have no words to describe what I'm feeling'