AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance
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NASCAR CUP SERIES
MONSTER ENERGY OPEN & ALL-STAR RACE
Site: Concord, North Carolina.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Open & All Star), 11:35 a.m., practice (Open), 1:05 p.m., practice (All Star), 2:05 p.m., qualifying (Open), 6 p.m. (FS1), qualifying (All Star), 7 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, Open race, 6 p.m., FS1; All-Stare race, 6 p.m., FS1, All-Star race, 8 p.m., FS1.
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 75 miles, 50 laps (Open); 127.5 miles, 85 laps (All Star).
Last year: A.J. Allmendinger (Open) and Kevin Harvick (All Star) took first at Charlotte.
Last race: Brad Keselowski won his third race of 2019 in Kansas.
Fast facts: The cars for this weekend’s All-Star race will feature two elements that NASCAR might add to the Generation-7 car debuting in 2021. The first is a single-piece carbon fiber splitter/pan, while the second will require cars to be configured with a radiator exit duct through the hood designed to separate aerodynamic performance and engine temperatures. …The All-Star race will increase from 80 to 85 laps and feature both a 15-lap final stage and a $1 million purse for the winner.
Next race: Coca-Cola 600, May 26, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Last race: Christopher Bell won his third race of the season at Dover on May 4.
Next race: Alsco 300, May 25, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY 200
Schedule: Friday, practice, 9:05 & 10:35 a.m., qualifying, 4:35 p.m. (FS1), race, 8:30 p.m., FS1.
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Race distance: 201 miles, 134 laps.
Last year: Johnny Sauter won from the pole.
Last race: Ross Chastain took first after starting sixth.
Fast facts: Chastain’s win was his first in 66 starts in a NASCAR truck. He also has 22 top-10 finishes and a pair of poles. …Last year’s victory at the spring race in Charlotte kicked off a two-start winning streak for Sauter. He won the following week at Texas Motor Speedway as well. …Grant Enfinger enters the weekend with a 13-point lead over defending champion Brett Moffitt.
Next race: Rattlesnake 400, June 7, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.
Last race: Lewis Hamilton won in Spain, his third victory in four starts.
Next race: Monaco Grand Prix, May 26, Monaco Circuit, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Last race: Simon Pagenaud won his first race since 2017 on the road course at IMS.
Next race: The Indianapolis 500, May 26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NHRA DRAG RACING
Site: North Dinwiddie, Virginia.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 2:30 & 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m., Sunday, finals, 3:45 p.m.
Track: Virginia Motorsports Park.
Last year: Steve Torrence took the finals in Top Fuel.
Last race: Torrence and Ron Capps topped the list of event winners in Atlanta.
Fast facts: Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also defending champions in Virginia. …Pro Stock will be back in action this weekend after a 41-day break. …Torrence has a 96-point lead over Brittany Force. Doug Kalitta is third, 115 points back of Torrence.
Next race: Route 66 Nationals, May 30-June 2, Route 66 Raceway, Elwood, Illinois.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Wednesday, Gettysburg Clash, Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; Friday-Saturday, Morgan Cup, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Sunday, Empire State Challenge, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, New York
- Alex Bowman
- Brad Keselowski
- Brett Moffitt
- Christopher Bell
- Grant Enfinger
- Johnny Sauter
- Kevin Harvick
- Kyle Busch
- Kyle Larson
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
- NASCAR Xfinity Series
- Ross Chastain