NASCAR officials released start times Thursday for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series seasons.
The most notable shift for the Xfinity Series involves the regular-season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the playoff race at Texas in November. Both will move to a prime-time start this season.
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The 1.5-mile Las Vegas track served as a September closing date to the 23-race regular season for the first time in 2018. The 2019 race will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, as now all three races in the tripleheader weekend have an evening start. At Texas on Nov. 2, the race time is 8:30 p.m. ET as drivers in the Round of 6 attempt to lock in a spot in the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
In the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, races at both Iowa Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park will start later as well, with Iowa’s start time at 8:30 p.m. ET and Gateway’s at 10 p.m. ET.
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Additionally, Gander Outdoors Truck Series races at Martinsville Speedway and Pocono Raceway will be broadcast on FOX.
The 2019 slate features few other changes, save for a handful of 30- or 60-minute variations from the previous year’s schedule.
Other notes from the 2019 start times:
• The March 30 event at Texas Motor Speedway will start two hours earlier in 2019, moving from a 3 p.m. ET start to 1 p.m. ET.
• The April 27 event at Talladega Superspeedway will start two hours earlier in 2019, moving from a 3 p.m. ET start to 1 p.m. ET.
• The May 4 race at Dover will start one hour later this year, moving to 1:30 p.m. ET.
• The June 8 race at Michigan moves from 4:45 p.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. ET.