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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Saturday 8/29, Road America, Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville, 2:15 PM, MRN

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:
Sunday 8/30, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1:00 PM, MRN


RACING NEWS PROGRAMS ON 1290 WHKY-AM

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 TEAMS ENJOY A WEEKEND OFF …
NEXT STOP: DARLINGTON RACEWAY
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are getting their final off-weekend of the season in the days ahead, regrouping for the last two races of the regular season and then the ten-race Chase to crown a champion. Action will resume Sunday, September 6th, with the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The sixteen-driver Chase Grid will then be filled the following weekend after the regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway. With just eleven race winners this season, there can be a maximum of thirteen race winners in the Chase lineup – which means at least three drivers are going to gain entry into the post-season Chase based on the regular-season point standings … Right now, Clint Bowyer holds the final provisional post-season berth. Among the drivers on the outside looking in with just two races left in the regular season are Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson … At the other end of the spectrum are Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson – who are tied for the series lead with four wins apiece.

TRACK FACTS
► NASCAR X-FINITY Series haulers will roll into Road America this evening as preparations continue for Saturday’s Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville, the tour’s third road race in four weeks. The first on-track action will come Friday with opening practice at 2:30 p.m. (ET) … The Camping World Truck Series also is going road-course racing this weekend with Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Practice begins there on Saturday morning.
► The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is less than a month away and tickets for the 2015 Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November are now on sale. Once again, the mile-and-a-half South Florida oval will host season-ending races in all three of NASCAR’s top national series – Sprint Cup, X-FINITY and Camping World Trucks – from November 20th through the 22nd … Kids 12 and under are admitted free in general-admission sections on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, with half-price seats in reserved grandstands available for Sunday’s final race of the Chase … Fans buying a three-day package will have on-track access for the post-race celebration following all three championship finales … Tickets can be purchased by visiting HomesteadMiamiSpeedway-dot com, calling 1-866-409-RACE … 409-7223 … or dialing locally at (305) 230-5255.

ON THIS DATE … IN 1988 AND 1994
August 27th, 1988: Dale Earnhardt won the Busch 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading 220 laps on his way to the victory. Bill Elliott challenged for the win in the closing laps, but Earnhardt held him off by a car length at the checkered flag. Rusty Wallace was involved in an accident during practice the day before the race, taken to a nearby hospital and held overnight for observation. Wallace returned to the track and qualified twentieth the next day. He finished ninth in the race with relief help from Larry Pearson.
Six years later … on August 27th, 1994 … Back at Bristol, Rusty Wallace won the Goody’s 500. He took the lead on Lap 455 after race leader Geoff Bodine suffered engine trouble. Mark Martin challenged for the top spot in the closing laps, but Wallace beat him to the finish by two car lengths. Dale Earnhardt finished third followed by Darrell Waltrip and Bill Elliott. Bodine led a race-high 168 laps but ended up finishing twenty-third.

NASCAR MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
SPRINT CUP SERIES … Chevrolet 1,066 (11 wins), Toyota 996 (9), Ford 995 (4)

X-FINITY SERIES – Bill France Performance Award … Ford 967 (9 wins), Chevrolet 951 (6), Toyota 938 (7), Dodge 264 (0)

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES … Toyota 639
(8 wins), Ford 586 (4), Chevrolet 583 (2), RAM 12 (0)


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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 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

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