Full schedule for Texas tripleheader
Get all the on-track times for the weekend's NASCAR action RELATED: Follow your picks in the Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota All times ET COMPLETE TV LISTINGS / BUY TICKETS FOR TEXAS / WEEKEND TRACK EVENTS This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series head to Texas Motor Speedway SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: PRE-RACE SCHEDULE -- 1:00:00 p.m.: NSCS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting -- 2:30:00 p.m.: NSCS Drivers Introductions -- 3:01:00 p.m.: Intro and Pledge of Allegiance by Boy Scouts -- 3:02:00 p.m.: Intro Presentation of Colors: Sheppard Air Force Base 82nd Training Wing Honor Guard -- 3:02:20 p.m.: Invocation by: Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries; Dr. Roger Marsh -- 3:02:45 p.m.: Intro National Anthem -- 3:03:00 p.m.: National Anthem: Air National Guard - Band of the Southwest -- 3:09:30 p.m.: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: Harlem Globetrotters -- 3:18:00 p.m.: Start of the AAA Texas 500 (334 Laps / 501 Miles on ESPN) ON TRACK -- 3 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 (334 laps, 501 miles), ESPN ( Follow live ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 1:45 p.m.: Harlem Globetrotters (grand marshals) and Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland (honorary pace car driver) -- 6:45 p.m.: NSCS Post Race Press Conference THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30: ON TRACK -- 2-3 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice ( Get results ) -- 3:30-5 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice ( Get results ) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31: ON TRACK -- noon-12:50 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 1-2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 3:15 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 4:30-6 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice, ESPN2 ( Get results ) -- 6:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN2 ( Get results ) -- 8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 (147 laps, 220.5 miles), FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) GARAGECAM PRESENTED BY MOBIL 1 ( Watch live ) -- 11:30 a.m.: Nationwide Series -- 12:30 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 11 a.m.: Joey Logano -- 11:30 a.m.: Elliott Sadler -- noon: Ryan Newman -- 12:15 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson -- 2:45 p.m.: Chase Elliott -- 3 p.m.: Denny Hamlin -- 7:45 p.m.: NSCS Post Qualifying Press Conference -- 10:45 p.m.: NCWTS Post Race Press Conference SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1: ON TRACK -- 11-11:50 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Get results ) -- 12:15 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 2 ( Get results ) -- 2-2:50 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice FOX Sports 2 ( Get results ) -- 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (200 laps, 300 miles), ESPN ( Get results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 10:30 a.m.: James Buescher -- 5:45 p.m.: NNS Post Race Press Conference MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Hayley, Crafton top Truck practices at Texas
RELATED: Practice 2 results FORT WORTH, Texas -- Cameron Hayley greatly improved on his finishing position from the first session (13th) to top the final session of Camping World Truck Series practice Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway . The No. 13 ThorSport Racing driver topped the practice with a best speed of 179.164 mph. His opening session speed was 177.421 mph. Hayley edged Jeb Burton , driving for JR Motorsports this weekend, who was second on the charts at 178.430 mph. The top five was rounded out by Ben Kennedy (178.235 mph), Spencer Gallagher (177.895 mph) and Jesse Little (177.889 mph). Matt Crafton , fastest in the first session, placed 12 th with a best speed of 176.171 mph. Points leader Erik Jones was right behind him at 175.844 mph to place 13 th . Ten minutes into the session, the caution came out after the No. 08 of Korbin Forrister began smoking heavily. The Camping World Truck Series is back on track at 4:40 p.m. ET on Friday for qualifying ahead of the WinStar World Casino 350 (8:30 p.m. ET, FS1). Practice 1 recap " RELATED: Practice 1 results Coming off a win at Martinsville Speedway last weekend, Matt Crafton propelled his No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota at 179.862 mph around Texas Motor Speedway to secure the top spot on the leaderboard during Friday's opening practice. The reigning Camping World Truck Series champion and recorded his best lap early, wheeling his fastest speed at Lap 2. Crafton also won the Truck Series race in The Lone Star State back in June. Joe Gibbs Racing 's Daniel Suarez was second-fastest, posting a top speed of 179.313 mph in his No. 51 ride. GMS Racing's Spencer Gallagher and Brandon Jones made up positions three and four (179.235 mph and 179.063 mph, respectively), while Red Horse Racing's Timothy Peters rounded out the top five with a fast lap of 178.962 mph.
Crafton: 'We should be able to' win 2014 title
Driver on the verge of becoming first back-to-back Truck champion FORT WORTH, Tex. -- It's been 10 years since the points leader with three races remaining in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series failed to win the title. Matt Crafton is hoping to stretch the streak to 11. The ThorSport Racing driver holds an 18-point lead on Ryan Blaney ( Brad Keselowski Racing) and leads third-place Darrell Wallace ( Kyle Busch Motorsports) by 22. Friday’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway kicks off the final three-race leg for the series, followed by stops at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway . The defending series champion, and winner of the most recent NCWTS race at the 1.5-mile track, Crafton said the experience of last year's title run has him better prepared for, and more comfortable with, what lies ahead. "Absolutely," he said Thursday after wrapping up two practice sessions. "I know from last year to this year I'm a completely different person. At this point last year ... we had a 40- or 50-point lead (51 points), I have no idea what it was but it was huge, and I still had a lot of sleepless nights. "Now, it is what it is. I'm just going out and trying to win races. You're going to look at points -- 'OK, he's this much back' but I'm not going to worry about it. I haven't woken up one time in the last three months and even thought about points. I can promise you that.” A two-time winner this season, Crafton has finished third in three of the last four races. Blaney rolled into town on the heels of back-to-back top-five finishes. And Wallace has a win and two runner-up results in three of his last four outings. The expectation is that Blaney and Wallace will continue to be fast, "but if you look at Darrell's team, they've been on a roll here lately," Crafton said. "I think right now that's going to be one of the tougher teams." Wallace, also in a Toyota, won't argue the assessment of his No. 54 group, but isn't ready to talk points. Partly racer superstition perhaps, partly because of past experiences. But he said he feels good about the three remaining tracks on the schedule, especially Texas. "I feel like this is where our mile-and-a-half program came to life," he said of a 10th-place Texas finish earlier this year. "We were way different (with our set-up) than we'd ever been so the confidence level went up. Kentucky was the next (1.5-mile track), we were really strong, finished second, Las Vegas finished second, and at Chicago ran top five all night, finished sixth. But this is the track where I think it came to life." It's been a complete turnaround for the KBM team, which finished no better than 15th in four of its first five starts this year. The change, Wallace said, was due in part to "knocking all the bad luck out of the way" as well as communication with crew chief Jerry Baxter and his own comfort level inside the truck. "I forget where it was, after Texas maybe, Jerry was like ... 'dude, believe in this truck, please.' Stuff started turning around. All these mile-and-a-halves are so different, you're feeling the air and any inch I'd get loose, and I'd be like 'uh-oh.' Now I don't even care. Kyle (Busch, team owner and teammate) will mention 'I’m feeling this.' Well I'm feeling the same thing. He's winning races so it's got to be a good feeling." Toyota can clinch the manufacturer's championship this weekend with a finish of seventh or better by one of its drivers, eighth with one lap led or ninth with the most laps led. Another victory would be No. 16 for the automaker, breaking the mark of 15 first reached in 2010 and equaled this year. The title is far from a done deal, and as Johnny Sauter , Crafton's teammate said, "anything is possible." "I think his points lead is around 20, so yeah, three races is a long time," Sauter said. "That's really not insurmountable by any means. "Obviously I want to see Crafton win the championship because we're in the same camp ... those guys are solid week in and week out, they're consistent. If they continue to do what they've done all year, they're probably not going to be (caught). "But three races is a long time. A lot of things can go right and a lot can go wrong." For now, Crafton said he and his No. 88 team aren't looking too far down the road. "We know we have fast trucks," he said. "If I don't make any mistakes, and we don't make any mistakes as a team, we should be able to do it." MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 lineup
Justin Lofton will lineup first in Friday's WinStar World Casino and Resort 400
Texas Camping World Truck pit stall assignments
Pole-sitter Jeb Burton gets first pit pick as he goes for the season sweep
Teammates tangle in Texas
Teammates Johnny Sauter and Jeb Burton had a slight altercation on pit road following the WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch: 'We've had some fun this year'
Kyle Busch addresses the gathered media following his win in the WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Full schedule for Dover and Las Vegas
RELATED: Find NBCSN in your area " Watch live online at NBCSports.com The NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series will gather for a doubleheader showing at Dover International Speedway this weekend. The Camping World Truck Series will race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Check out the full schedule below. Note: All times are ET FRIDAY, SEPT. 30: ON TRACK: Dover -- 10-11:25 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) -- 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) -- 1:30-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) -- 3:40 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 1 p.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series SATURDAY, OCT. 1: ON TRACK: Dover -- 10:30-11:25 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series second practice, CNBC/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) -- 11:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, CNBC/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) -- 1:30-2:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) -- 3 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive Sober 200 (200 laps, 200 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live ) GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 10 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ON TRACK: Las Vegas -- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice ( Follow live ) -- 1-2 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice ( Follow live ) -- 6:10 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS2 ( Follow live ) -- 8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DC Solar 350 (146 laps, 219 miles), FS1 ( Follow live ) SUNDAY, OCT. 2: ON TRACK: Dover -- 2 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Citizen Soldier 400 (400 laps, 400 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App ( Follow live )
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings
After Race 17 of the 2016 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
XFINITY, Camping World Truck Chase-clinching scenarios for Chicagoland
XFINITY SERIES The XFINITY Series regular season finale, the Drive for Safety 300 , takes place Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway at 3 p.m. ET (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), while the Sprint Cup Series Chase Grid was set last week at Richmond International Speedway. RELATED: See the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Grid An 11th-place finish at Richmond allowed Roush Fenway Racing 's Ryan Reed to clinch at Chase spot, leaving two spots available for clinching this weekend at Chicagoland. Erik Jones , Elliott Sadler , Daniel Suarez , Justin Allgaier , Ty Dillon , Brendan Gaughan , Brennan Poole , Brandon Jones and Darrell Wallace Jr . have also clinched Chase spots. All of the following drivers could also automatically clinch with a win. Possible to Clinch: • Blake Koch (0 Wins, 570 Points, 449 Points Ahead of 31st): Koch could earn a Chase berth by tallying 39 points -- achieved by finishing 2nd with no laps led, third with at least one lap led or fourth with the most laps led -- and a new winner at Chicagoland. He could also earn a berth with a repeat winner and 19 points, achieved by finishing 22nd with no laps led, 23rd with at least one lap led and 24th with the most laps led. • Ryan Sieg (0 Wins, 567 Points, 446 Points Ahead of 31st): Sieg could clinch on points at Chicagoland with a repeat winner/ Blake Koch win and 22 points, achieved by finishing 19th with no laps led, 20th with at least one lap led or 21st with most laps led. He would need some help to clinch with a new winner at Chicagoland. • Dakoda Armstrong (0 Wins, 547 Points, 426 Points Ahead of 31st): Armstrong needs help to clinch on points. • Jeremy Clements (0 Wins, 538 Points, 417 Points Ahead of 31st): Clements needs help to clinch on points. The following need a win to clinch a Chase spot: Ross Chastain , Ryan Preece , Ray Black Jr ., BJ McLeod , Joey Gase . Camping World Truck Ser ies The Camping World Truck Series regular season finale, the American Ethanol e15 225, takes place Friday at Chicagoland Speedway at 8:30 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Possible to Clinch: • Daniel Hemric (0 Wins, 374 Points, 305 Points Ahead of 31st) - Would clinch on points with 10 points (23rd and no laps led, 24th and led at least one lap, 25th and led most laps) and a new winner. Would clinch on points with a repeat winner, regardless of finish. With a win, they would clinch a Chase spot on wins. • Timothy Peters (0 Wins, 350 Points, 281 Points Ahead of 31st) - Would clinch on points with a repeat winner (or a win by Daniel Hemric ) and 2 Points (31st and no laps led, 32nd and led at least one lap). With a win, he would clinch a Chase spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a new winner and help (needs to outpoint Daniel Hemric by six points (Peters owns the tie-breaker). • Cole Custer (0 Wins, 318 Points, 249 Points Ahead of 31st) - With a win, he would clinch a Chase spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a repeat winner (or win by Daniel Hemric ) and help (needs to outpoint Timothy Peters by 32 points (Custer owns the tie-breaker). The following need a win to clinch a Chase spot: Cameron Hayley , Tyler Reddick , Ben Rhodes , Spencer Gallagher , Rico Abreu, Austin Wayne Self, Travis Kvapil and Jordan Anderson .