Camping World Truck Series:
Saturday, 10/29, Texas Roadhouse 200, Martinsville Speedway, 1pm, MRN
Sprint Cup Series:
Sunday, 10/30, Goody's Fast Relief 500, Martinsville Speedway, 12 noon, MRN
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NASCAR News (courtesy of John Singlar, MRN Radio)
NEW PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017
NASCAR has announced new guidelines for participation that limit the number of X-FINITY and Camping World Truck Series races a Sprint Cup driver can compete in. Starting next season, Cup Series drivers with more than five years of full-time experience will be eligible to compete in a maximum of ten races in the XFINITY Series and seven in the Truck Series. Those drivers will be ineligible to compete in the final eight races in each series, which include the regular-season finale and the entirety of the Chase in each series. The new guidelines were drawn up to put an even brighter spotlight on the next generation of stars and bolster the identity of all three of its national series. Drivers earning Cup Series points in 2017 also are not eligible to compete in the 2017 NASCAR X-FINITY and Camping World Truck Series championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Drivers with more than five years of full-time experience in the Cup Series still can run for an X-FINITY or Camping World Truck Series championship, provided they have declared for championship points in the respective series.
Eight NASCAR teams - four each in the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series - received written warnings for failing pre-race inspection last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The teams involved were for Sprint Cup drivers A-J Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte and Martin Truex Junior; and Daniel Hemric, Dylan Lupton, Tommy Joe Martens and Tyler Reddick in the Truck Series. Martens also was penalized with the loss of fifteen minutes of practice time … The next stop for the Truck Series will be Saturday afternoon’s Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
NASCAR haulers will arrive at Martinsville Speedway today as preparations continue for this weekend’s Sprint Cup-Camping World Truck Series doubleheader. The first on-track action will come with opening practice for Sprint Cup competitors on Friday at 11 a.m. (ET) that’ll be followed by the initial Truck Series session at 12:30 p.m. … Long-time NASCAR fan Tricia Helfer, currently starring in the FOX Television drama “Lucifer,” will serve as grand marshal for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville. In that role, she will give the command to start engines for the opening race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Round of Eight.
NASCAR MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
SPRINT CUP SERIES … Toyota 1,320 (15 wins), Chevrolet 1,292 (10), Ford 1,227 (7)
X-FINITY SERIES – Bill France Performance Award … Toyota 1,239 (17 wins), Chevrolet 1,218 (10), Ford 1,103 (3), Dodge 326 (0)
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES … Toyota 654 (12 wins), Chevrolet 599 (6), Ford 537 (1), RAM 8 (0)
ON THIS DATE
October 27th, 1963: Joe Weatherly won a Cup Series race in Hillsboro, North Carolina, for future Hall of Fame car owner Walter “Bud” Moore. It was the last of Weatherly’s three wins that year which helped propel him to his second straight championship. Moore was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in May 2011. Weatherly, who died as a result of a racing accident in 1964, was posthumously enshrined in January of last year. In a career that spanned thirteen seasons, Weatherly won twenty-five races and back-to-back Cup Series titles in 1962 and 1963.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Sunday, 11/6, AAA Texas 500, Texas Motor Speedway, 1pm, PRN
Sunday, 11/13, Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, Phoenix International Raceway, 1:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 11/20, Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2pm, MRN
NASCAR X-Finity Series
Saturday, 11/5, O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Texas Motor Speedway, 3pm, PRN
Saturday, 11/12, Phoenix 200, Phoenix International Raceway, 3:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 11/19, Ford EcoBoost 300, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2:15pm, MRN
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Indy Car Series