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Final Cup Series Practice Rained Out, Will Replace Qualifying on Saturday

NASCAR was in a pickle. Their championship-deciding race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway and both practice sessions for the event were rained out on Saturday.

With a full day of on-track activity scheduled with Xfinity Series Qualifying and race and Cup a Series Qualifying, there wasn’t enough time to squeeze in time for a Cup Series practice.

As such, NASCAR has scrapped Cup Series qualifying and will instead have a 50-minute practice session for teams to tune their cars for Sunday’s championship event.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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