The Round of 8 begins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with this Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
The United States Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, October 22 in Austin, Texas, with a start time of noon Eastern on NBC.
The Hollywood Casino 400 is this week’s Cup Series race and it is the second time that the drivers will visit the 1.5-mile oval in Kansas City. Martin Truex Jr. won that race and he is favored to win this one as well.
The Round of 8 begins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs with this week’s Kansas Lottery 300. There are only four races left to crown a champion.
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.