AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance
AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance
The Associated Press
Aug. 01, 2018
All Times Eastern
GO BOWLING AT THE GLEN
Site: Watkins Glen, New York.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, 10:05 a.m. & 1 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 6:35 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 3 p.m., NBC
Track: Watkins Glen International (road, 2.45 miles).
Race distance: 220.5 miles, 90 laps.
Last year: Martin Truex Jr. held off Matt Kenseth after starting third.
Last race: Kyle Busch rallied from the back to take first at Pocono.
Fast facts: Busch, who started 28th, picked up his second win in five races last week. He has six wins, his most since 2008. Busch won the title in 2015 with five victories. ...The so-called "Big Three" of Busch, Kevin Harvick and Truex have now won 16 of 21 races in 2018. Clint Bowyer has two victories and Erik Jones, Joey Logano and Austin Dillon have the other wins. ...Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson enters the weekend 15th in the playoff picture.
Next race: Consumers Energy 400, August 12, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.
Site: Watkins Glen
Schedule: Friday, practice, 12:35 & 2:35 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 11:35 a.m., (NBCSN), race, 3 p.m., NBC
Track: Watkins Glen International.
Race distance: 200.9 miles, 82 laps.
Last year: Busch beat Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski for his first series win at Watkins Glen.
Last race: Christopher Bell won at Iowa for the third race in a row.
Fast facts: Bell was the first series regular to win three in a row since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999. But it'll be tough to make it four straight on Watkins Glen's tricky road course. ...JR Motorsports announced on Monday that Travis Mack will take over for crew chief Jason Stockert in the No. 5 car driven by Michael Annett. Mack had been Kasey Kahne's crew chief on the No. 95 car team in the Cup series.
Next race: Rock N Roll Tequila 170, August 11, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Last week: Busch won at Pocono for the 51st time in a NASCAR truck, tying him with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all time.
Next race: Corrigan Oil 200, Aug. 11, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.
Last race: Alexander Rossi won Mid-Ohio after taking the pole. But he's still second in the standings, 46 points behind Scott Dixon.
Next race: ABC Supply 500, Aug. 19, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
Last race: Lewis Hamilton won in Hungary to widen his lead over rival Sebastian Vettel to 24 points.
Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 26, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Site: Kent, Washington
Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 7 & 9 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, finals p.m., FOX.
Track: Pacific Raceways.
Last year: Antron Brown won in Top Fuel.
Last race: Blake Alexander came out on top at Sonoma.
Fast facts: Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) also won in Kent a year ago. ...Courtney Force holds first in Funny Car, 165 points ahead of Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson leads in Pro Stock. ...Brown, a former world champion, is just in sixth place in Top Fuel. He trails Steve Torrence, Tony Schumacher, Clay Millican, Leah Prichett and Doug Kalitta.
Next race: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, August 16-19, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesota.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, Night Before the Ironman, Raceway at I-55, Pevely, Missouri; Saturday, Ironman 55, Raceway at I-55.