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NASCAR Gearing Up For First Night Race Of Season

Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2012

(UNDATED) - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series holds its first scheduled night race of the season when it runs at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Practice is scheduled to get underway late this afternoon with another practice session scheduled for Friday afternoon before qualifying.

Matt Kenseth is the defending race winner.

Greg Biffle enters the weekend as the Sprint Cup points leader by six over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tony Stewart, Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Junior are in a four-way tie for third in points, twelve behind Biffle. Stewart leads the series in wins with two this season.

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