THE RACE: AAA Texas 500
TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #34 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race #8 of 10
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Ft. Worth, TX
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:16 pm/et
NASCAR America: TBA on NBCSN
NASCAR Countdown to Green: 2:30pm/et on NBC
Television Race Coverage: NBC, 3:00pm/et
Friday, November 2, 2:00-2:55pm/et, TV-TBA;
Saturday, November 3, 12:30-1:25pm/et, TV-TBA
Saturday, November 3, 3:00-3:50pm/et, TV-TBA
Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm/et, TV-TBA;
re-air scheduled: None
In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett
Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood
Breaking News: Nate Ryan
Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
TV Listings, Links and Info:
see the TV Listings and Links page
Thursday, November 1
6:00 PM-8:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, November 2
10:00 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:00 PM-1:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
6:00 PM (7:00 PM/ET) MENCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
Saturday, November 3
10:00 AM-5:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM-12:25 PM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
2:00 PM-2:50 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
Sunday, November 4
8:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) MENCS RACE (334 LAPS, 501 MILES)
MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
NASCAR Overtime Race Procedure: Rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.
Wave Around: how the wave around rule works: All vehicles between the leader and the caution vehicle at the start/finish line when the "one to go" signal is given by the starter are considered "Wave Around" eligible. "Wave Around" vehicles will not be permitted to enter pit road at any time during this yellow flag/caution period. "Wave Around" vehicles must receive the green flag on the race track before being permitted to enter pit road without a penalty. Vehicles under a penalty and the "Free Pass" vehicle will not be eligible to receive a "Wave Around".
Coverage of Qualifying for the AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00pm/et.
Television (TV): TBA, 7:00pm/et
Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
• Round 1 -- All entries will have 15 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
• Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
• Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.
For qualifying rules and formats, see the Qualifying Rules page
How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph
posted when available
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