The second stop at Talladega Speedway for this season means that there will be just five races left after this one as we look towards the crowning of a champion.
Most of the focus will be on the start of the Round of 12 in the Bank of America 500, but there are a lot of important things going on with the Drive for the Cure 300 on the Xfinity Series side.
The field of drivers eligible to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship has gone down from 16 to 12 as we get set for action at Charlotte Motor Speedway for this year’s Bank of America 500.
The Japanese Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, October 8 at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, with a start time of 1:00 AM Eastern on NBCSN. It will be the 44th Japanese Grand Prix in F1 history. Lewis Hamilton is listed as the favorite at odds of 6-5, while Sebastian Vettel is the second choice at odds of 3-1.
Hopefully all of the Xfinity Series drivers will heed the advice of the sponsor and Drive Sober for this week’s race at Dover International Speedway. This is the Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200, the second race of the Xfinity Series playoffs.
The Malaysia Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, October 1 at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, with a start time of 3:00 AM Eastern on NBCSN.
To Dover International Speedway we go for this week’s Apache Warrior 400. This is the final race in the Round of 16 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
No Cup Series guys will be on hand, so it will be a rare opportunity for the Xfinity Series drivers to find the winner’s circle with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. This is the first race of the Xfinity Series playoffs.
For the final time, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will run a second race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the same season. This week's race is the ISM Connect 300.
This week’s Xfinity Series race is the TheHouse.com 300, which is the 26th and final race of the regular season. This trip around the 1.5-mile oval in Joliet, Illinois is the last chance for drivers to grab some bonus playoff points.