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Take a look at the schedule for the triple-header weekend.

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Get ready for a jam-packed weekend, race fans.

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Start your engines: The NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and CRAFTSMAN Truck Series will return to Circuit of The Americas from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24.

We’re breaking down the schedule to make sure you don’t miss a beat during this jam-packed weekend.


The weekend kicks off with practice + qualifying sessions for the Focused Health 250 and XPEL 225 races, starting at 2:30 p.m.

But the festivities don’t end there. Fans are invited to make their way to Lot N for a Camper Party starting at 7 p.m., featuring a live auction + concert.

driver celebrates with fans

Cheer on your favorite drivers from the sidelines.

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All three series will be off to the races on Saturday, with practice and qualifying for the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix held at 9:30 a.m. + 10:30 a.m. The XPEL 225 race will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Focused Health 250 at 4 p.m.

Want a break from the on-track action? Head to the ATX BBQ Showdown, presented by Pit Boss, in Lot N featuring teams competing in three categories:

  • Half-chicken at 12 p.m.
  • Pork spare ribs at 1:30 p.m.
  • Brisket at 3 p.m.


Grab your dancing shoes: Multi-platinum country music artist Riley Green is kicking off the weekend’s grand finale with a concert at 12:45 p.m. ahead of the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix race at 2:30 p.m.

Bonus: Upgrade your experience with a Track Pass, offering access to the racing surface and close proximity to the stage.

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Get ready to cheer on your favorite drivers, race fans.

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Throughout the weekend

Fans have the option to participate in fundraisers benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities, including Laps for Charity and golf cart rides.

lumberjacks competing in a log roll with fans behind

Fans can watch lumberjacks compete in log roll, speed climbing, and chainsaw competitions.

Photo courtesy of Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Pro tip: Stop by the Fan Zone in the Grand Plaza to check out lumberjack competitions, an acrobatic stunt show, face painters + balloon artists, a live performance from the 1st Calvary Division Band, and driver appearances. Vroom, vroom... grab tickets.

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