NASCAR Racing Schedule – Charlotte Motor Speedway/Iowa With Sprint Showdown & All-Star Format

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend while the XFINITY Series heads to Iowa Speedway. The complete on-track activity and the press conference schedules are listed below.

All times Eastern

Thursday, May 14:

On Track:

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3:00-5:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Practice – FOX Sports 1
7:00-8:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Final Practice – FOX Sports 1

Press Conferences (Watch live at NASCAR.com)

2:15 p.m.: Cameron Hayley, Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter

Friday, May 15

On Track:

Noon-1:40 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown Final Practice – FOX Sports 1
1:45-3:15 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race Final Practice – FOX Sports 1
4:15 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown Qualifying – FOX Sports 1
5:45 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying – FOX Sports 1
7:15 p.m.: Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown (2 Segments-20 laps each-Winner of each segment will advance to Sprint All-Star Race) – FOX Sports 1
8:30 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 – FOX Sports 1 (134 laps, 201 miles)

Special Events:

Miss Sprint Cup Live Chat (Watch live)

12:30 p.m.: Jeff Gordon live chat with Miss Sprint Cup Madison Martin

Press Conferences (Watch live at NASCAR.com)

Noon: Doug Rice with Joey Logano
3:25 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr.
3:40 p.m.: Kasey Kahne and Keith Rodden
3:55 p.m.: Kyle Busch
7:45 p.m.: NSCS Sprint Showdown Post Race Press Conference (Time approx.)
10:45 p.m.: NCWTS Post Race Press Conference (Time approx.)

Saturday, May 16

On Track:

10-10:55 a.m.: XFINITY Series practice
Noon-1:25 p.m.: XFINITY Series final practice
5:45 p.m.: XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying
7:10 p.m.: Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying (three laps with pit stop and a four tire change) – FOX Sports 1
9 p.m.: Sprint All-Star Race (4 Segments of 25 laps each plus 1 final Segment of 10 laps) – FOX Sports 1

Press Conferences (Watch live at NASCAR.com)

10:45 p.m.: NSCS Post Race Press Conference (Time approx.)

Sunday, May 17

On Track:

2 p.m.: XFINITY Series 3M 250 (250 laps, 218.75 miles) – FOX Sports 1

Press Conferences (Watch live at NASCAR.com)

XFINITY Post Race Press Conference


 

Sprint Showdown & All-Star Race Format and Rules

SPRINT SHOWDOWN

Qualifying:

  • Two-round session.
  • The first round is 20 minutes, with the top 12 advancing to the second round. There will be a seven-minute break after the first round.
  • The second round is five minutes. The fastest single lap speed will determine starting positions 1-12 in descending order.

Race:

  • Two segments, 20 laps each. The winner of each segment will advance to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
  • The winner of the first segment will report directly to the garage at the conclusion of Lap 20.
  • All laps (green flag and yellow flag) will be counted during segment 1.
  • Only green flag laps will count during segment 2.
  • Between segment 1 and 2, there will be a yellow flag at which time teams can pit and may elect to change tires, add fuel and make normal chassis adjustments. Cars pitting will not retain their position on the race track.
  • Crews will be permitted to work on the cars if the race is stopped due to a red flag. However, all work must be performed on pit road or garage area only.

SPRINT FAN VOTE

The winner of the Sprint Fan Vote will be announced in Victory Lane following the conclusion of the Sprint Showdown, and that driver will advance to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

Qualifying:

  • Three timed laps, including one four-tire pit stop
  • There will be no pit road speeding penalty enforced for the four-tire pit stop. Aggregate total time will set the starting lineup for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
  • A five-second penalty will be enforced for the following violations: too many crew members in contact with the pit service area; crew members over the wall too soon; throwing equipment; removing equipment; uncontrolled tire; running over equipment.
  • Pitting outside the box will be a disqualification.

Race:

  • Five segments.
  • Segments 1 through 4 will be 25 laps each.
  • Segment 5 will be 10 laps.
  • Teams may enter pit road during the yellow flag period between segments 1 through 4, but will not retain their running position.
  • All laps (green flag and yellow flag) will count during Segments 1 through 4.
  • Only green flag laps will count during segment 5.
  • The running order at the completion of the fourth segment will be repositioned based on the average finish for the first four segments. Ties in average finish will be broken by finishing position in the fourth segment.
  • All cars must then enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop.
  • The order of cars returning to the track will determine the starting order of the fifth segment.
  • Crews will be permitted to work on the cars if the race is stopped due to a red flag. However, all work must be performed on pit road or garage area only.

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