Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Auto Racing: NASCAR’s Top 3 Series Heading to Nashville

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NASCAR Cup Series

Ally 400

Site: Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Race, 5 p.m. (NBC).

Track: Nashville Superspeedway.

Race Distance: 300 laps, 399 miles.

Last year: Kyle Larson took the win after starting fifth.

Final Race: Daniel Suarez pulled away from Chris Busher on the closing lap on a road course in California to take his first career win in the series.

Fast facts: Suárez became the 12th individual winner through 16 races, leaving 10 regular season races remaining, raising the possibility that not all race winners would automatically qualify for the 16-driver playoffs. … Five of the top 12 drivers in the point standings have yet to win a race this year. … Chase Elliott is 16 over Ross Chastain, 23 over Kyle Bush and 25 over non-conqueror Ryan Blaney. … one of four two-time winners, Denny Hamlin, remains the lowest winner in the standings; He is 21st, 211 points behind Elliott.

Next race: July 3, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.



Tennessee Lottery 250

Site: Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 5:35 pm; Saturday, qualifying, afternoon and race, 3:30 pm (USA).

Track: Nashville Superspeedway.

Race Distance: 188 laps, 250 miles.

Last year: Kyle Bush won pole position.

Final race: AJ Allmender led only six out of 75 laps, but at the start of the series at Portland International Raceway to beat Mayotte Snyder by 2.879 seconds for his second win of the season.

Fast facts: Allmender won when he started last due to pre-race changes to his car, and then went one lap after that. … Allmender’s point lead fell to 43 over Ty Gibbs and 44 over Noah Gragson. … the top eight drivers in points have 12 wins through 14 races. …only 21 cars out of 38 finished on the lead lap on the 1.97-mile circuit at the Portland start.

Next race: July 2, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.


NASCAR Truck Series

Rackley Roofing 200

Site: Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 4 p.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., and race, 8 p.m. (FS1).

Track: Nashville Superspeedway.

Race Distance: 150 laps, 200 miles.

Last year: Ryan Preece took the win after starting sixth.

Final race: Todd Gilliland passed John Hunter Nemechek in 140th place in 150 laps and pulled away after restarting on lap 147 to win on the dirt in Iowa, his first start of the season and third time in his career Won victory.

Fast facts: Gilliland became the sixth non-regular in the series to win through 13 races. … Nemechek vaulted from the fourth to take the point lead. He leads Zane Smith by five, defending Series champion Ben Rhodes by 10, and Chandler Smith by 14. …Zane Smith (3) and part-timer Corey Heim (2) have only had more than one winner this season so far.

Next race: July 9, Lexington, Ohio.


formula One

Final race: Defending Series champion Max Verstappen won from pole, his fifth win in six races and sixth overall, returning to Canada after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Next race: July 3, Silverstone, England.



Final race: Joseph Newgarden won Road America, his third win this season, and claimed a $1 million bonus for winning on an oval, street circuit, and road course, while Marcus Ericsson took 27 at Will Power. Gained an edge from

Next race: July 3, Lexington, Ohio.


NHRA Drag Racing

Final Event: Justin Ashley won at Top Fuel and Ron Capps won at Funny Car in Bristol, Tennessee.

Next event: June 23-26, Norwalk, Ohio.


robber’s world

Next Events: June 22-25, Brandon, South Dakota.



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