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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Saturday 8/8, Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 2:30pm, MRN

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sunday 8/9, Watkins Glen Int'l, Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 1:00pm, MRN


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Monday: Fast Talk, 7-8pm

Tuesday: NASCAR Live, 7-8pm

Wednesday: The Pit Reporters, 7-8pm

Monday-Friday: NASCAR Today, 6:50pm

Monday-Friday: Garage Pass, 8:30pm


NASCAR News (all content provided by John Singler, MRN Radio)

CUP SERIES WIN LIST HOLDING AT 11
With Matt Kenseth’s victory Sunday at Pocono, the list of Sprint Cup Series race winners this season holds steady at eleven with five races remaining in the regular season. Kyle Busch has matched Jimmie Johnson with a series-leading four wins but is not yet eligible for the post-season Chase since he is outside the top thirty in points after missing the first eleven races while recovering from injuries suffered at Daytona in February. Post-season berths will go to the sixteen top eligible drivers based on race wins. If there are fewer than sixteen race winners in that group, then the field will be filled based on regular-season point standings … Assuming Busch is able to climb into the top thirty over the next five races, the five highest-placed non-winning drivers in the standings today are Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer – who leads Kasey Kahne by fifteen points for what would be the final berth on The Chase Grid.

KYLE BUSCH JOINS ‘UNLIMITED’ FIELD
Kyle Busch is the latest driver to join Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, A-J Allmendinger and Carl Edwards on the list of Cup Series competitors who are newly eligible for next season’s Sprint Unlimited non-points special event as a result of their qualifying efforts in 2015. The exhibition race features pole winners from the previous season and traditionally kicks off Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. Busch led qualifying this past weekend at Pocono and finished twenty-first in the race. Gordon announced in January that this would be his final season as a full-time NASCAR competitor but could drive in next year’s Sprint Unlimited if he chose to do so … Logano has four poles this season, tops in the Sprint Cup Series.

TRACK FACTS
► Cameron Hayley of ThorSport Racing had the highest finish among rookies in any of NASCAR’s three top series that competed this past weekend, placing fourth in Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono.
► NASCAR’s annual Sprint Cup Series Awards will return to Las Vegas this year as part of a renewed partnership with the city. The agreement ensures that Las Vegas will continue hosting Champion’s Week, offering fans and industry members a chance to see the sport’s stars and congratulate the champion. The Sprint Cup Series Awards will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, December 4th. NASCAR moved its year-end awards show to Vegas in 2009 after a twenty-eight-year run in New York City. Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – will air this year’s show on the evening of December 4th beginning at 8 p.m. (ET).

NASCAR BIRTHDAYS
Former Cup Series champions Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, California) are celebrating birthdays today. Busch, the 2004 champion who now drives for Stewart-Haas Racing, is turning 37. Gordon – a four-time champion who won titles in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001 at Hendrick Motorsports – is 44 today. He announced earlier this year that the 2015 season would be his last as a full-time driver.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

SUN 8/16, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM, MRN

SAT 8/22, Bristol Motor Speedway, TBD, 6:30 PM, PRN

SUN 9/6, Darlington Raceway, Bojangles' Southern 500, 5:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/12, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30 PM, MRN
SUN 9/20, Chicagoland Speedway, MyAFibStory.com 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 9/27, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 1:00 PM, PRN

SUN 10/4, Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/10, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 6:30 PM, PRN
SUN 10/18, Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 10/25, Talladega Superspeedway, Geico 500, 1:00 PM, MRN

SUN 11/1, Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, 12:30 PM, MRN
SUN 11/8, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
SUN 11/15, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500, 2:00 PM, MRN
SUN 11/22, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2:00 PM, MRN

FRI 12/4, Wynn Las Vegas, NV, NASCAR Awards Banquet, 8:00 PM, MRN


NASCAR X-Finity Series

SAT 8/15, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, 2:15 PM, MRN

SAT 8/29, Road America, Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville, 2:15 PM, MRN

SAT 9/5, Darlington Raceway, VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/19, Chicagoland Speedway, Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN

SAT 10/3, Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/17, Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery 300, 3:00 PM, MRN

SAT 11/7, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN
SAT 11/14, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30 PM, MRN
SAT 11/21, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4:00 PM, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

SAT 8/15, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Careers for Veterans 200, 12:00 PM, MRN

WED 8/19, Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200 presented by Zloop, 8:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/30, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1:00 PM, MRN

FRI 9/18, Chicagoland Speedway, Lucas Oil 225, 8:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, UNOH 175, 12:30 PM, MRN

SAT 10/3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rhino Linings 350, 9:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/24, Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/31, Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1:00 PM, MRN

FRI 11/13, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Lucas Oil 150, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/20, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 200, 7:30 PM MRN


Indy Car Series