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Phoenix International Raceway will host all three of NASCAR’s top national series this weekend as the 2016 season heads down the homestretch. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Phoenix International Raceway will host all three of NASCAR’s top national series this weekend as the 2016 season heads down the homestretch.

Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – will kick off its coverage from the Valley of the Sun with a broadcast tripleheader on Friday. Sprint Cup Series practice will air at 1:30 p.m. (ET) followed by Sprint Cup qualifying at 6:30 p.m. to set the field for Sunday’s Can-Am 500. Jimmie Johnson won the pole last year and finished fifth in the race.

Friday’s busy MRN schedule concludes with live coverage of the Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Red Horse Racing’s Timothy Peters is the defending winner. The MRN broadcast will be anchored by Alex Hayden and Kyle Rickey.

On Saturday, MRN’s schedule resumes with two more Cup Series practices at 3 and 6 p.m. (ET). They’ll be followed by exclusive radio coverage of the XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 from PIR. Kyle Busch will be seeking his third straight victory on the one-mile desert oval. The MRN broadcast will be anchored by Alex Hayden and Dan Hubbard.

Sunday’s headliner, the Sprint Cup Series Can-Am 500, will air on the Motor Racing Network starting at 1:30 p.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last year’s race while Kevin Harvick was victorious in this year’s first visit on March 13th. Sunday’s broadcast will be anchored by Joe Moore and Jeff Striegle with analysis from Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace.

You can hear all MRN broadcasts from Phoenix International Raceway on your local affiliate or its website. All programming also will stream live at MRN.com and on the MRN App.

MRN.com will have complete coverage throughout the weekend with the latest news, results, stats, features, photos, video and post-race analysis.

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