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Thanks to a schedule change to accommodate the NCAA Basketball Tournament, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon, April 6th instead of its traditional Saturday night race. The Nationwide Series, however, retains its Friday night spot on April 4th. That means four days of racing excitement to go along with the debut of “Big Hoss” TV, the speedway’s new HD video screen.

Gate 4 opens at 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 3rd, with Nationwide Series practice at 5 and 6:30 p.m. CT. On Friday, April 4th, gates open at 3 p.m. CT, with Nationwide Series qualifying at 3:10 p.m. CT and Cup Series practice at 5 p.m. CT, followed by the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 for the Nationwide Series at 7:30 p.m. CT.

On Saturday, April 5th gates open at 9 a.m. CT, with Cup Series final practice at 9:30 a.m. CT; qualifying for the Duck Commander 500 begins at 2:10 p.m. CT. On Sunday, April 6th, gates open at 10 a.m. CT, with the Sprint Cup Series taking the green flag at 2 p.m. CT following the Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy concert beginning at 12:20 p.m. CT.

Fans can find the rules and regulations for TMS here and parking information by clicking here. A link to the 2014 Fan Guide can be found here.

Tickets are still available for the Duck Commander 500 weekend at TMS. Tickets for Friday’s Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 range in price from $30 to $70, while tickets for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race range in price from $30 to $150. Find out more about TMS and purchase your tickets at

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