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Nationwide Series Pictures from Nashville
by: Steve Langley
Our staff photographer, Steve Langley, had the privilege of spending last weekend at the Nationwide Series race at Nashville, Tennessee, which Joey Logano won, and took some additional photos. See them here motorsportsnews.net/archives/3409
For more from Steve, visit motorsportsnews.net/archives/category/steves-stuff
Harvick/Martin Next To End Drought?
by: Mike Irwin
Jeff Gordon ended a 47-race winless drought with his victory at Texas two weeks ago. Now the statistics suggest it could be Kevin Harvick’s or Mark Martin’s turn to do the same. See more at motorsportsnews.net/archives/3416
(Photo by ICON Sports Media)
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NASCAR tracks try to be economical
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
by Michael Knight – Apr. 15, 2009 12:30 AM Though the economic slowdown hasn’t put the brakes on stock-car racing, no sport is more closely identified with …
Stock Car Ticker: Blue-Collar Crewman
By Bull Rider
Nenaber recognized that playing professional football wasn’t in his future, and through some contacts within the Arizona State athletic department he was “recruited” by Red Bull Racing Team. The team was immediately sold on his work …
Donnie Allison helped usher in NASCAR’s TV era
Anderson Independent Mail – Anderson,SC,USA
It was the post-race brawl featuring him, his brother and Cale Yarborough in the 1979 Daytona 500 that created a national buzz about stock car racing. …
Undeterred, Hornish-Penske team keeps Sprint Cup focus
SI.com – USA
Because if Hornish Jr. ever leaves stock car racing, he said, he wants to do it on his own terms. In other words, he wants to leave a winner, …
Men Behind The Wrenches: Red Bull Racing’s Ryan Crellin
HardcoreRaceFans.com – Kannapolis,North Carolina,USA
Ryan went on, “I read (an issue of) Stock Car Racing Magazine and a five page article on Earnhardt, and it was all about how he grew up with nothing and …
Petty bringing race experience to Indianapolis 500
Longview Daily News – Longview,WA,USA
Petty won seven points titles in NASCAR and retired as the series’ all-time leader in victories (200) and poles (127). He won a record seven Daytona 500s …
Courtesy of Insider Racing News
Jack McCoy Dies
Jack McCoy, a two-time champion and the winningest driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, died Tuesday at the age of 72. McCoy – who won series championships in 1966 and 1973 – registered a record 54 series wins, along with a record 57 career poles in the series. “Jack was a tremendous competitor and representative of NASCAR on the West Coast,” said NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” A native of California’s Central Valley, McCoy was well known for the Dodge he drove, which was usually purple in color. He was among the inaugural inductees into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2002 and was among a list of drivers named to the “NASCAR Camping World Series West All-Time Top-10,” compiled by NASCAR and NASCAR Insider in 2005. While McCoy’s overall racing career spanned from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, he focused primarily on the NASCAR Camping World Series West from 1962 to 1974. In addition to his two series championships, he finished as the runner-up in the final standings of the series on four occasions – 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1974.
Jim France To Step Down
Jim France will step down as chief executive officer of International Speedway Corporation effective June 1 with Lesa Kennedy succeeding him in that role. Jim France is the son of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., brother of former NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. and uncle of current NASCAR chairman Brian France. Brian France is Lesa Kennedy’s brother. Jim France will retain his role as chairman of ISC’s board of directors. Lesa Kennedy will remain vice chair of the ISC board.
Courtesy of Jayski
NEXT RACE: Phoenix Race Info/Rundown Page
The Entry List for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k at Phoenix International Raceway is posted, 48 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
Not in top 35 of 2009 owners points (which now count after race five):
#02-Brandon Ash, (none/0 attempts)
#06-Trevor Boys (none, 0)
#09-Sterling Marlin (46/7)
#36-Scott Riggs (40/7)
#41-Jeremy Mayfield (44/7)
#51-Dexter Bean, (52/3)
#64-Todd Bodine (47/7)
#66-Dave Blaney (41/7)
#71-David Gilliland (36/7)
#73-Tony Raines (51, 4)
#78-Regan Smith (42/3)
#82-Scott Speed (38/7)
#87-Joe Nemechek (43/7)
In the event qualifying is rained out or cancelled:
the eight who would make it : #’s 71,82,36,66,87,41,09,64
missing the race would be : #’s 78,73,51,02,06
See the full entry list at my Jayski’s Phoenix Entry List.(4-9-2009)
Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Phoenix:
no changes in who is in and who is out, but #71-Gilliland lost 20 points to 35th for the locked position
31) #77-Hornish/Penske: 571, +84
32) #98-Menard/Yates: 543, +56
33) #34-Andretti/Earnhart Ganassi: 540, +53
34) #7-Gordon/Robby Gordon: 531 +44
35) #20-Logano/Gibbs: 510, 23 points ahead of 36th
these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed but are close to the top-35:
36) #71-Gilliland/TRG 487, 23 points out of 35th
37) #8-Almirola/Earnhardt Ganassi: 451, -59
38) #82-Speed/Red Bull: 414, -96
The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
For the owner points standings, see my Drivers/Owners Points Standings page.(4-5-2009)
NASCAR not policing start and park; full fields not required: When it comes to start-and-park, the bottom line appears to be that it’s not a major issue to NASCAR, which is usually keenly tuned to the public’s perception of the sport. “NASCAR doesn’t perceive this to be an issue,” a statement released this week by the sanctioning body said. “It doesn’t impact the quality of competition whatsoever. NASCAR has always been about teams having the opportunity to participate in our sport; some teams might not have the full complement of resources to compete at the same level as others, but it’s all about having an opportunity.” Virtually to a man, the owners who seem to be in the middle of the situation see it in the same way, as racers. And NASCAR said it has had no conversations with owners specific to what their intentions are once they qualify for races. Staying in line with its take that the situation is not one of concern, NASCAR said it would not monitor any closer the reasons teams give for the their cars’ dropping out of races, which range from a variety of mechanical reasons such as “engine,” “transmission” and “rear end” to more nebulous causes including “handling,” “vibration” or “electrical.”
AND One thing NASCAR did dispel is the misconception that there is language in the current TV contracts for the three national tours that demands 43-car fields in Cup and Nationwide, and a 36-truck field in the Truck Series, with penalties resulting if full fields aren’t provided. “It is NASCAR’s responsibility to have a reasonable field of cars for each of its events,” NASCAR said in a statement. “However, there is no language in the TV contracts that demands what the size of the fields must be.”(NASCAR.com)(4-16-2009)
What’s up with Patrick Carpentier? It’s not exactly resurrecting a stagnant racing career, but Patrick Carpentier will be back behind the wheel for NASCAR’s Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 2000 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in August. The 37-year-old LaSalle native will drive the #99 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing Aug. 29-30 in what might be his only race action this year. Carpentier has been relocating from Las Vegas to a new home north of Montreal. He’s also involved in the business of building and selling homes and has returned to Quebec, with his wife Anick and the couple’s two children, to pursue studies to become a licensed contractor. “We’ve been buying and selling houses in the U.S., but to build houses and commercial properties here I need a license, so that’s why I’ve gone back to school,” he said. “People buy sports cars and things like that, but me I buy tools. I love tools (to build with). It’s another passion besides racing and it’s what I want to do after racing.”(Montreal Gazette)(4-16-2009)
flipNbags.com to sponsor Cope at All-Star Showdown: Derrike Cope, Inc. and Cope/Keller Racing have found the “perfect demographic match” between the flipNbags.com products and NASCAR. flipNbags.com will sponsor Derrike Cope in five of his DCI Nationwide efforts and one Cup event. Cope and the team are eligible for the NASCAR All-Star race weekend to participate in the Showdown at Lowes Motor Speedway and flipNbags.com will be the primary sponsor. Entries into the Camping World Truck Series are also being considered.()(4-16-2009)
PEAK on the #98 at Phoenix: PEAK will make its debut on the hood of the #98 PEAK / Menards Ford for this weekend’s Subway Fresh Fit 500.(Yates Racing PR)(4-16-2009)
Ask.com employee on the #96: Ask.com will honor employee Eve Chaurand-Fraser in Phoenix this weekend by placing her name on the hood of the #96 Ask.com Ford. Chaurand-Fraser is Ask.com‘s associate general counsel. She keeps the Ask legal engine finely tuned, revved up, and race-ready. Whether it’s focusing on syndication deals, privacy policies, or partner contracts, Chaurand-Fraser is always poised and focused on doing whatever she can to help grow the business.(Yates Racing PR)(4-16-2009)
Darlington Unveils Johnny Mantz Trophy: The winner of the 2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com will be the recipient of a very special piece of hardware – the Johnny Mantz Southern 500 trophy. Named after Inaugural Southern 500 winner Johnny Mantz, the new trophy replaces the crystal palmetto tree that was used since Darlington began running on Mother’s Day weekend in 2005. The four-tiered trophy stands approximately three feet tall, weighs nearly 40 pounds and features engraved photos of all 43 past Darlington Raceway winners. Longtime Darlington Raceway ticket holder, Kent Lewis, came up with the design concept for the trophy. The trophy was created by American Trophy in Florence, S.C. and following the 2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com will be placed in the Darlington Raceway Museum year-round for fans to view.(Darlington Raceway PR)(4-16-2009)
Phoenix & Coca-Cola Enhance Recycling for race weekend: Phoenix International Raceway will continue its long-standing recycling program for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 weekend April 16-18, taking the program to new levels with an enhanced effort in collaboration with Coca-Cola Recycling. PIR will get an early start celebrating Earth Day (April 22) during the upcoming NASCAR weekend in the Valley of the Sun by accepting all recyclable materials from race fans and campers, including glass, plastic, aluminum, paper, and cardboard. Each campsite in reserved and infield areas will receive a recycling bag upon move-in and – once filled with recyclable materials – Coca-Cola Recycling will pick up those bags daily and replace them. Recyclables will also be collected in suites, grandstands, fan and corporate hospitality areas, the media center, on the fan Midway, and within the infield. With the help of Coca-Cola Recycling, PIR’s recycling initiative includes almost 1000 recycling barrels around the grounds. Material collected at the track will be picked up by Environmental Events Management Group (EEMG), a California-based event cleaning and recycling company.(PIR PR)(4-16-2009)
Earnhardt’s Phoenix Win Paved Way to Title
When Dale Earnhardt captured his only win at Phoenix International Raceway in the 1990 Checker 500, it tilted the title race back in his favor, and he went on to win his fourth of seven career Cup Series championships at the season finale one race later in Atlanta.
NASCAR’s Oldest Masters
Kenny Perry was close to becoming golf’s oldest major champion when he barely missed winning the Masters. Since age was the talk over the holiday weekend, RacingOne takes a look at the oldest winners at each of NASCAR’s tracks.
From the Archives: Phoenix
RacingOne takes a look back at some photos through the years of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.
Video: 1996 Phoenix Dura Lube 500
Petty Enterprises returned to victory lane for the first time since 1983 after Bobby Hamilton scored his first career win driving for the team in the 1996 Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Courtesy of Racin’ Today
Junior Heads To Desert Hoping To End Drought
Fort Worth, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on vacation last weekend promising to “raise a little h***.” What could it hurt? Considering Junior’s lackluster start to the 2009 Sprint Cup season, perhaps some sort of personal exorcism was in order for NASCAR’s most scrutinized star.
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Courtesy of Jayski
NEXT RACE: Bashas Supermarkets 200, 9:30pm/et, Friday, April 17, 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway
Entry List: There are 47 cars on the preliminiary entry list for Friday night’s Phoenix race. Some notes:
Mark Green is back in the #0 for Johnny Davis;
Austin Dillon will make his inital attempt of the season in the RCR #2;
Daryl Harr make his NASCAR debut in the Rick Ware #31;
Johnny Borneman III make his first attempt of the season in his #83 Ford. He ran the first 3 races of the year in the Trail Motorsport #22;
The complete list is posted on the Phoenix Race Page.(4-13-2009)
Nationwide Series Under the Lights at Phoenix on ESPN2: The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to the desert this weekend for an event Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, and ESPN2 will have a live, high definition telecast of the 200-mile race on Friday, April 17, at 9 p.m. ET. ESPN2 is the home of the NASCAR Nationwide Series all season, with selected races on ESPN and ABC. The race re-airs Saturday, April 18, at noon on ESPN Classic. Dr. Jerry Punch will be the lap-by-lap announcer for ESPN’s coverage from Phoenix, joined in the booth for analysis by Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree. Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake and Vince Welch will report from the pits, while Tim Brewer will be in the ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage. Allen Bestwick will host the pre-race NASCAR Countdown program with analysis by Jarrett in the ESPN pit studio.(ESPN PR)(4-13-2009)
“Thanks Chevy” scheme for Dillon: Austin Dillon will attempt to race 350 miles this weekend as he visits PIR’s flat, one-mile oval for the first time. The 18-year old will race in the Camping World West Series’ Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 presented by Shamrock Fans on Thurs., April 16th before attempting to qualify for Friday night’s NNS event. The #2 “RCR Thanks Chevrolet” Chevy is a tribute to the 40-year partnership between Chevy and RCR team owner Richard Childress. Dillon, Childress’ grandson, will drive a black paint scheme in the NNS race, similar to the legendary #3 paint scheme made famous by the Dale Earnhardt.(RCR PR)(4-15-2009)
Phoenix Raceway on the #47 this weekend: Phoenix International Raceway will sponsor Nationwide Series driver and Phoenix native Michael McDowell for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 on April 17 at PIR. The hometown driver’s #47 car will feature a number of items unique to PIR’s “Semifinal Week” in the Chase for the Sprint Cup – which is centered around the Nov. 15 Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 – on his paint scheme for the nationally-televised (ESPN2) race, which starts at 6:30 p.m.(PIR PR)(4-15-2009)
NAPA Auto Parts to continue sponsorship of Montreal race: Officials from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve announced Wednesday that NAPA Auto Parts will continue as sponsor of the Canadian track’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race through 2011. This year’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 will be held Aug. 30 at the 2.71-mile, 14-turn road course.(Scene Daily)(4-15-2009)
Sport Clips on the #20: Sport Clips will adorn the #20 Nationwide Toyota this weekend for the first of two primary races this season. Sport Clips is a national sport-themed hair-care franchise for men and boys that can be found in 36 states. Founded in 1995, the company has 650 stores nationwide. In addition to Phoenix International Raceway, Sport Clips will be the primary sponsor on Logano’s #20 Nationwide machine at Daytona International Speedway in July.(JGR PR), see an image of the car on the #20 Paint Schemes page. (4-15-2009) www.jayski.com/schemes/2009/nationwide/20nationwide.htm
Great Clips on the #10 at Phoenix: Two Great Clips Camrys will take to the track at Phoenix International Raceway in this weekend’s Nationwide Series race. In addition to Leffler’s black #38 Camry, Braun Racing’s #10 Toyota will be driven by Brian Scott and will feature a reverse Great Clips paint scheme.(Braun Racing PR)(4-15-2009)
Courtesy of The Hot Lap
Where can you see Burney Lamar this weekend? Lamar will appear for Q&A on-stage at the SPEED Cantina @ Phoenix International Raceway. Check him out on Friday, April 17th at 4:30 PM alongside Braun Racing teammate, Jason Leffler.What’s up next? Brian Vickers returns to the wheel of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway
Patrick Carpentier to drive Waltrip car at Montreal Nationwide race
The Canadian Press – MONTREAL
Dumontier’s company, Stock Car Montreal, holds rights to races at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and would need to be involved if F1 were to return to the track.
US Cellular is major sponsor to Nationwide Race
“U.S. Cellular is revved up to be the title sponsor of this year’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Iowa Speedway,” said Don Cochran, U.S. Cellular’s senior director of sales for the Central Region. “Like many racing fans throughout …
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Courtesy of Jayski
Images added: Schematics of the newly sponsored #60-SafeAuto Toyota for Stacy Compton and the #30-Ventrilo Toyota for Todd Bodine are posted on the 2009 Paint Scheme Page.(4-15-2009) www.jayski.com/schemes/2009trucks.htm
Ventrilo partners with Germain Racing & Bodine starting at Kansas: Ventrilo, a product of Flagship Industries and the premier group voice communications program used in tournaments and multiplayer games, announced today that it is the primary sponsor of the #30 Ventrilo Tundra at Kansas Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Gateway International Raceway for the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Veteran NASCAR racer, Todd Bodine, is the driver of the #30 Ventrilo Tundra of Germain Racing. (Germain Racing PR)(4-15-2009)
Price Chopper to sponsor Cobb at Kansas: Jennifer Jo Cobb’s ultimate goal is to be the first woman competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in over 8 years. Locally owned grocery chain Price Chopper recognized Cobb’s Kansas City spirit and is serving as the primary sponsor of the #74 “Price Chopper 400″ Dodge Ram, owned by Derrike Cope, Inc. and directed by Rick Markle Racing. Regional bank Capitol Federal is proud to be an associate sponsor. Cobb is a Kansas City, Kansas, resident and began local racing at nearby Lakeside Speedway. Cobb’s Kansas Speedway experience includes the ARCA RE/MAX Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the always competitive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.(Jennifer Jo Cobb PR)(4-15-2009)
SafeAuto enters into multi-year deal with Wyler Racing: SafeAuto Insurance Company, together with Stacy Compton and the Wyler Racing team, have announced the signing of a multi-year agreement naming SafeAuto Insurance Company as the primary sponsor of the #60 Toyota Tundra. The sponsorship agreement will kick off as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads into the 1.5-mile tri-oval of Kansas Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 on Saturday, April 25, 2009. SafeAuto offers quality, low cost, state required minimum limit car insurance at a price that is affordable. SafeAuto Insurance Company started in Ohio in 1993 and because of our unique approach to car insurance, and quickly expanded into other states: Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri.(Wyler Racing PR)(4-15-2009)
Brian Scott making second career NNS start with Braun Racing: Two Great Clips Toyotas take the green flag for Friday evening’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Brian Scott will pilot the #10 Great Clips Camry and Jason Leffler will drive the #38 Great Clips Camry for Braun Racing. The Boise, Idaho-native is currently in his second year of full-time competition in the Camping World Truck Series for Xpress Motorsports. Plans call for Scott to compete in four races under the Braun Racing banner. (Braun Racing PR)(4-15-2009)
Starr & Austin throw out first pitch: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver David Starr and rookie Chase Austin threw out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on April 14. Both Starr and Austin signed autographs and met with fans during the early innings of the game. They also led the crowd in Take Me Out to the Ballgame from the Royals dugout during the seventh inning stretch. Austin, from Eudora, Kansas, had family and friends in the stands. Both will be back in Kansas City next week for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 on Saturday, April 25.(Kansas Speedway PR)(4-15-2009)
A R C A (Automobile Racing Club of America)
Courtesy of ARCA
ABOUT THE RACE:
Sunday’s Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway marks the third of 22 races in the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series. Drivers entered include nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel (No. 44 Ansell-Menards Ford), current point leader Justin Lofton (No. 6 Lofton Cattle-Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota), NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader (No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet) and Ricky Carmichael (No. 33 Kevin Harvick Racing Chevrolet).
ARCA’s Back-to-Back on SPEED!!
(4-16-09) – The Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway will be the first of two events, back-to-back, that will air live on SPEED.
Crane to Make Series Debut in James Finch Car at “The Rock”; 1 of 6 New Drivers in Line-Up
ROCKINGHAM NC (4-15-09) – The ARCA RE/MAX Series is renowned as a driver development series. From Benny Parsons in his day to Kyle Busch and Justin Allgaier in the modern era, the series has always been a top training ground for up and coming drivers.
C O L U M N S / C O M M E N T A R I E S
Insider Racing News
Who Has The Golden Can?
by Brian Watkins
Insider Racing News
Talladega Introduces “The Big One” Hotdog
by Doug Demmons
Racing Sheriff Arpaio, Fantasy Insight – Phoenix 1 by Dennis Michelsen
The Nascar Insiders
Hoping For More Wrecks?
No it’s not me who is advocating for more wrecks. But it does seem there are some people who are.
The Nationwide Series: An even bigger train wreck than Sprint Cup?
After watching a few bits and pieces of the Nationwide race at Nashville on Saturday….why does NASCAR even bother running this series?
Ask Side Ways?
Well after a week off its back to work for the Sprint Cup Regulars. Easter is the time of year when most of us regroup from winter and look forward to warmer weather.
A Brand New Bubba Is Coming To Talladega
The twists and turns of the 2009 NASCAR season continue to amaze. The former DEI #8 car is parked and Sprint Cup TV ratings are down over 15 percent.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 16
5:00P-5:30 espn2 NASCAR Now, HD, L
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
2:00A-3:30 SPEED FIA Formula One PRACTICE Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, China, HD, L (blacked out in Canada)
11:00A-1:00P SPEED NASCAR Nationwide Series PRACTICE, Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
1:00P-3:00 SPEED NASCAR Sprint Cup PRACTICE, Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
3:30P-5:00 SPEED NASCAR Sprint Cup FINAL PRACTICE, Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
5:00P-5:30 espn2 NASCAR Now, HD, L
5:30P-7:00 SPEED/TSN2 NASCAR Nationwide Series QUALIFYING, Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
7:00P-9:00 SPEED/TSN2 NASCAR Sprint Cup QUALIFYING, Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
9:00P-9:30 espn2/TSN2 NASCAR Nationwide Series COUNTDOWN, Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
9:30P-12:00m espn2/TSN2 NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L (expect green at 9:45P)
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
1:55A-3:00 TSN FIA Formula One QUALIFYING, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, China, 16:9, L
2:00A-3:30 SPEED FIA Formula One QUALIFYING, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, China, HD, L (blacked out in Canada)
10:00A-11:00 espn2 NASCAR Now, HD, L
6:00P-7:00 VS IRL IndyCar Series QUALIFYING, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, SDD
6:00P-8:00 espn2 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing QUALIFYING, Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta (Commerce), GA, HD, SDD, N
6:00P-8:00 SPEED NASCAR RaceDay. Preview of today’s Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, HD, L
8:00P-8:30 FOX/TSN2 NASCAR Sprint Cup PRE-RACE SHOW, Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L
8:30P-12:00m FOX/TSN2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ, HD, L (expect green at 8:45P)
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
2:30A-5:00 SPEED FIA Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, China, HD, L (blacked out in Canada)
2:55A-5:00 TSN FIA Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, China, 16:9, L
10:00A-11:00 SPEED AMA Supercross Lites, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA, Apr 18/09, N
12:30P-2:30 ABC American Le Mans Series Patron Tequila ALMS, Long Beach, CA, Apr 18/09, N
1:00P-3:30 SPEED ARCA RE/MAX Series Carolina 200, Rockingham, NC, L
2:00P-3:00 CBS AMA Supercross, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA, Apr 18/09
3:30P-6:30 VS/TSN2 IRL IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, HD, L
7:00P-10:00 espn2 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing ELIMINATIONS, Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta (Commerce), GA, HD, SDD, N
7:00P-8:00 SPEED The SPEED Report, HD, N
8:00P-9:00 SPEED NASCAR Victory Lane at Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Apr 18/09, HD, N
9:00P-10:00 SPEED Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, HD, L
RFTV does not list all the programming offered by SPEED; for complete listings go to their website, www.speedtv.com/schedule/
Always CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS!
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