NASCAR Arrives At Phoenix International Raceway With Post-Daytona Momentum

After two weeks in Daytona, NASCAR heads west to Phoenix International Raceway for a tripleheader weekend. All three of NASCAR's national series will be in action, and some of the sport's new stars have a chance to be the focus.

Travis Pastrana will make his points racing debut in the K&N West Series race on Thursday night, and Trevor Bayne will conclude his post-Daytona 500 media tour by returning to the car on Friday morning – and pulling double-duty at the same time (he'll race in both Nationwide and Sprint Cup at Phoenix).

Will Denny Hamlin find redemption for his fuel mileage mishap last fall? Will Jimmie Johnson show he's as strong as ever?

Or will a surprise name rise up, as Bayne did last week at Daytona?

Here's a schedule to the weekend to help you plan:

***Weekend schedule at Phoenix International Raceway (all times EASTERN)***


11 a.m. – Camping World Truck Series final practice (1 hour, 50 minutes)

1 p.m. – Nationwide Series practice (1 hour, 20 minutes)

2:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series practice (1 hour, 20 minutes)

4 p.m. – Nationwide Series final practice (55 minutes)

5:05 p.m. – Camping World Truck Series qualifying

6 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series final practice (1 hour, 25 minutes)

8 p.m. – Camping World Truck Series race (150 laps, 150 miles)


2:05 p.m. – Nationwide Series qualifying

3:40 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series qualifying

5:30 p.m. – Nationwide Series race (200 laps, 200 miles)


3 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series race (312 laps, 312 miles)

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