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NASCAR At Chicago: Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series Prepare For Big Weekend

The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series come to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. starting Friday, culminating in the running of the GEICO 400 on Sunday afternoon. The weekend begins with Sprint Cup practice at 1 p.m. on Friday. 90 minutes later at 2:30, the Nationwide Series have their first practice session.

The two series will have another practice session on Friday, the Sprint Cup at 4 p.m. and the Nationwide Series at 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon begins with Nationwide Series has qualifying for the Dollar General 300 at noon, broadcast on the Speed Network. Sprint Cup qualifying for the GEICO 400 will take place at 1:30 p.m., also broadcast on Speed.

The Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 will take place Saturday at 3:30 p.m, broadcast on ESPN 2. The Sprint Cup's GEICO 400 will take place Sunday at 1 p.m., broadcast on ESPN.

For more on this week's NASCAR race be sure to check out NASCAR Ranting And Raving as well as SB Nation's NASCAR page.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.