After a weekend at the tight confines of Richmond, drivers will head to the opposite extreme - NASCAR's longest, fastest superspeedway. Brad Keselowski will see if he can capture the checkered flag once again, while half the field is just hoping to avoid the last-lap debacle from 2012.
The Nationwide series practiced twice on Thursday and will now prepare for the bigger events heading into Friday's action. Sprint Cup qualifying won't come until Saturday afternoon. Let's look an the entire schedule for the weekend.
Friday, May 3
Nationwide Series qualifying, 12:10 p.m.
Sprint Cup practice, 2 p.m.
Final Sprint Cup practice, 3:30 p.m.
ARCA race, 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 4
Sprint Cup qualifying, 12:10 p.m.
Aaron's 312 (Nationwide), 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 5
Driver introductions, 12:30 p.m.
Aaron's 499, 1 p.m.
Spring Cup qualifying can be seen on Speed Channel. The two main events will on ESPN for the Nationwide race and FOX for the main event. And for all the Crimson Tide fans out there, AJ McCarron is driving the pace car for the Aaron's 499.