Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in 11 years did not disappoint. Tasked with opening the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs, the 0.686-mile flat paved track located just outside Indianapolis, Indiana produced some stellar side-by-side racing that went into overtime ultimately naming Grant Enfinger of GMS Racing the victor.
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2022 – The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season drives into the month of May with live coverage of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. A post-race show featuring driver interviews, analysis and the podium ceremony will be presented exclusively on Peacock beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The Honda Grand Prix of Alabama marks the fourth of six races airing on NBC to begin the season.
After another off week for the NASCAR Xfinity Series last weekend, the series is back in action this weekend for the Steakhouse Elite 200 at Darlington Raceway (1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on Saturday, May 8.
Time was of the essence on Saturday as a thunderstorm was barreling toward Talladega Superspeedway in the middle of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. The competition was fierce but as the skies opened up, it was Kaulig Racing’s Jeb Burton that was able to hold onto the lead just before the final caution came out before the race was red-flagged and ultimately called because of weather securing his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win.
Known as the most competitive track on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway is the perfect stage for the wild side-by-side action NASCAR fans love and this weekend’s GEICO 500 (Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) should produce just that.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series was off last weekend as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Cup Series took on Richmond Raceway. Prior to that, the NASCAR Xfinity Series was in Martinsville, Virginia for the Cook Out 250. The race was postponed after weather took over during the originally scheduled start on Friday. The race was rescheduled for Sunday, April 11 and the series crowned another first-time winner in JR Motorsport’s driver Josh Berry.
The NASCAR Cup Series finds itself amid a short track swing on the 2021 season schedule, tasking the teams to find the best setups for the cars on three similar tracks in length (less than a mile) but for three vastly different competitive arenas.
NASCAR Cup Series Next Race: GEICO 500 The Place: Talladega Superspeedway The Date: Sunday, June 21 The Time: 3 p.m. ET TV: FOX, 2 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 500 miles (188 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 60), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 120), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 188) 2019 Race Winner: Chase Elliott
NASCAR Xfinity Series Next Race: Unhinged 300 The Place: Talladega Superspeedway The Date: Saturday, June 20 The Time: 5:30 p.m. ET TV: FS1, 5 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 300.58 miles (113 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 25), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 50), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 113) 2019 Winner: Tyler Reddick
MCDOWELL ON VIRTUAL TALLADEGA: “It feels good to be back iRacing for this Sunday’s Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Talladega Superspeedway and to be able to help provide some entertainment for the millions of NASCAR fans around the world during this time of continued uncertainty. “I’m really excited to have my longtime partner, K-LOVE back on board the No. 34 Ford Mustang. Especially in a time like right now, when we’re all in this together, experiencing quarantine and the Coronavirus. K-LOVE is all about spreading hope through their positive…