By: MRN Staff on September 8, 2016 | 2:38 P.M. EST
The 2016 regular season will come to a close for Sprint Cup teams and The Chase Grid will be filled at Richmond International Raceway to headline the weekend motor sports schedule. (Photo: Getty Images)
The 2016 regular season will come to a close for Sprint Cup teams and The Chase Grid will be filled at Richmond International Raceway to headline the weekend schedule that includes the NASCAR XFINITY Series, K&N Pro Series West, the Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours, and sprint cars in California and Pennsylvania.
Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – will open its weekend coverage from Richmond with a pair of Sprint Cup practice sessions on Friday, at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. (ET). Sprint Cup qualifying will air live at 5:30 p.m. to set the field for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400. Joey Logano won the pole last year and finished third in the race.
Friday’s busy broadcast day will end with exclusive radio coverage of the XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 from Richmond, beginning at 7 p.m. The MRN broadcast will be anchored by Kurt Becker and Alex Hayden.
Then on Saturday, Motor Racing Network’s live coverage of the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race will start at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Matt Kenseth is the defending winner while Carl Edwards was victorious in this year’s first visit to RIR on April 24. The broadcast from Virginia’s capital city will be anchored by Joe Moore and Jeff Stiegle as the field is set for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup that opens Sept. 18 at Chicagoland Speedway.
You can hear all MRN broadcasts from Richmond 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, audio, photos, video and post-race analysis.
Elsewhere, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will run a pair of points-paying races in a unique doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele.
The Whelen Modified Tour is at Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway for Saturday’s AnytimeRealty.com 150. And the Southern Modified Tour will run the rain-delayed Martin County 150 on Sunday at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, N.C. The race was originally scheduled for Sept. 3.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for two nights of action Friday and Saturday. And the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions also has two nights of competition slated Friday and Saturday, at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania.
Stay with MRN.com throughout the weekend for all your racing news!