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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Wednesday, 7/22, Eldora Speedway, 1-800 Carcash Mudsummer Classic, 8pm, MRN

NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Saturday, 7/25, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lilly Diabetes 250, 3pm, IMS

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sunday, 7/26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400, 2:30pm, IMS


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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)

NEXT STOP … ELDORA SPEEDWAY … for tonight’s 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The track is a half-mile high-banked clay oval located in New Weston, Ohio … some fifty-five miles northwest of Dayton near the Indiana-Ohio border. Grandstand seating capacity is 17,782 plus grass hillsides.

Qualifying at 5:15 p.m. today, Heat Races at 7 p.m., ‘Classic’ at 9:15 p.m. (ET)

Last Year’s Race: Darrell Wallace Junior charged past race leader Kyle Larson coming out of the final restart and kept the Number-54 Toyota in front over the final eighteen laps to post his second victory of the season. It was the eighth win in ten races for Kyle Busch Motorsports and Toyota’s twelfth consecutive victory going back to the final two races of the 2013 campaign. After losing the lead to Wallace with the laps winding down, Larson repeatedly scraped the outside wall around the half-mile dirt oval while in futile pursuit of Wallace. He finally hit it hard enough to send the Number-32 Chevrolet to the garage with a twenty-sixth-place finish. Wallace’s margin of victory over second-place Ron Hornaday was five-and-a-half seconds with Ryan Blaney, Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon completing the top five. Wallace started sixth and led a race-high ninety-seven laps – showing the way for all but five circuits during the second half of the event. Pole sitter Erik Jones led the first twenty-four laps before a flat tire forced him off the pace. He would finish next-to-last in the thirty-truck field.

This Year’s Race: Will feature a thirty-two-truck starting field. Five trucks from each of five heat races will transfer into the main event, with the top two finishers from a “last-chance” race joining the field. Positions twenty-eight through thirty-two will go to the highest-ranked trucks in owner points and the most recent eligible past series champion, if applicable. Single-truck qualifying will set the starting fields for the heat races … The five heat races will be ten laps in length … The “last-chance” race will go fifteen laps.

Mud Summer Classic: Will be divided into segments of sixty, fifty and forty laps. Segment restarts, double-file, will be based on the running order at the conclusion of the previous segment. Optional pit stops will be allowed during the two breaks, but positions cannot be improved on pit road … Matt Crafton goes into the race leading the standings by twenty points over Tyler Reddick with rookie Erik Jones third, twenty-nine off the pace.

CHICAGOLAND SIGNS RACE SPONSOR
Chicagoland Speedway has signed American Ethanol E-15, through the support of Growth Energy and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, as title sponsor of its late-summer Camping World Truck Series race. The American Ethanol E-15 225 will be run Friday night, September 18th, as part of the track’s tripleheader weekend headlined by that Sunday’s opening race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

‘DASH FOR CASH’ ON TO INDY
The second round of this year’s X-FINITY Series “Dash For Cash” promotion is set for Saturday afternoon’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The four eligible drivers are Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott, Brendan Gaughan and Regan Smith. The highest-finishing driver in that group will collect a one hundred thousand-dollar bonus and automatically qualify for the third round next month at Bristol. Smith won the first round of the promotion May 30th at Dover.

ON THIS DATE … 25 YEARS AGO
July 22nd, 1990: Geoff Bodine picked up his second victory of the season, winning the A-C Spark Plug 500 at Pocono Raceway. Bodine gambled on fuel in the late stages of the race, going the final forty-three laps without pitting. He took the lead for the last time with twenty-one laps to go and beat Bill Elliott to the checkered flag by one-point-two seconds. Rusty Wallace, Dale Earnhardt and Davey Allison completed the top five..


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

SUN 8/2, Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12:00 PM, MRN

SUN 8/9, Watkins Glen Int'l, Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12:00 PM, MRN
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 8/1, Iowa Speedway, U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland, 7:30 PM, MRN

SAT 8/8, Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 1:45 PM, MRN
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 8/1, Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 150, 12:30 PM, MRN

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