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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Saturday 7/4, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 7pm, MRN

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sunday 7/5, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, 6:30pm, MRN


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

CUP SERIES WIN LIST GROWS TO 11
With Kyle Busch’s victory Sunday in Sonoma, California, the list of Sprint Cup Series race winners this season grows to eleven. If there are six more drivers who find their way to Victory Lane over the final ten regular-season races, then there’ll be one driver with a win to his credit that will not get a spot on the 2015 Chase Grid – which will include only the sixteen top eligible drivers based on race wins. The list of drivers who won last season but are still without a victory in 2015 includes A-J Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne. Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson are the only three drivers with multiple wins this season and are assured of a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup that will open September 20th at Chicagoland Speedway.
ALLMENDINGER JOINS ‘UNLIMITED’ FIELD
A-J Allmendinger is the latest driver to join Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne 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. Allmendinger led qualifying this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway but finished thirty-seventh in the Toyota/Save Mart 350. 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 notched a series-leading four poles this season and is headed back to Daytona this week, where he won the Daytona 500 in February. He’ll go for the season sweep in Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola.

TRACK FACTS
► Alex Kennedy of Circle Sport, which is affiliated with Richard Childress Racing, was the highest-finishing rookie in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma, California, placing twenty-fifth among forty-three drivers … Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing set a track record during the first round of qualifying on the two-mile Northern California road course this past weekend, posting a lap of 96.568 miles per hour. That erased Jamie McMurray’s old mark of 96.350 miles per hour that was established just one year ago. A-J Allmendinger pushed Larson out of the top spot in the final round of qualifying to win the pole. Larson started fourth and finished fifteenth in Sunday’s race.
► The NASCAR X-FINITY Series will swing back into action after a weekend off, with Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola. There are forty-four drivers on the preliminary entry list including a number of Sprint Cup Series competitors doing double duty … Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Joey Logano, David Ragan and J-J Yeley. There won’t be another break in the XFINITY Series schedule until late October.

ON THIS DATE
June 30th, 1951: The first Cup Series race held in California took place at Carrell Speedway in Gardena. Lou Figaro, driving a Hudson Hornet, took the checkered flag for the two hundred-lap, one hundred-mile race on the half-mile dirt oval. It was Figaro’s first … and only … NASCAR victory. Today, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series runs two events annually in “The Golden State” … on the two-mile oval in Fontana and on the two-mile road course in Sonoma.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

SAT 7/11, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN

SUN 7/19, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 12:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400, 12:00 PM, IMS

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

FRI 7/10, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:30 PM, PRN

SAT 7/18, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN

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

THU 7/9, Kentucky Speedway, UNOH 225, 8:00 PM (joined in progress), MRN

WED 7/22, Eldora Speedway, 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic,  8:00 PM, MRN

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 11/6, Texas Motor Speedway, WinStar World Casino & Resort 350, 8:00 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