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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Camping World Truck Series:
Sat 8/2: Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 150, 12:30pm, MRN

Nationwide Series:
Sat 8/2: Iowa Speedway, U.S. Cellular 250, 7:30pm, MRN

Sprint Cup Series:
Sun 8/3: Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12 noon, 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)

6 IN, 10 SPOTS LEFT TO FILL
With six races remaining in the regular season, six drivers – Dale Earnhardt Junior, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano – have clinched spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Provided they qualify for the remaining six races, they’ll be among the sixteen drivers in the hunt for a championship when the post-season opens in mid-September at Chicagoland Speedway … There have been eleven different race winners this year, led by Keselowski and Johnson with three apiece. The list of drivers who won last season but are still without a points-paying victory in 2014 includes Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers, Jamie McMurray, Martin Truex Junior and David Ragan … If the post-season Chase field was being set today, the top five non-winning drivers in the point standings would get in: Kenseth, Newman, Clint Bowyer, and rookies Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

‘DASH FOR CASH’ ENDS IN IOWA
The fourth – and final – round of this year’s Nationwide Insurance “Dash For Cash” promotion is set for Saturday night’s U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland at Iowa Speedway. The four eligible drivers are Trevor Bayne, Ty Dillon, Brian Scott and Regan Smith. The highest-finishing driver in that group will collect a one hundred thousand-dollar bonus. Smith, Scott and Dillon have each cashed in once during the first three rounds of the program … There are just thirty-eight drivers on the preliminary entry list for Saturday night’s race – two shy of a full field – led by rookie points leader Chase Elliott and defending winner Brad Keselowski, who will be doing double duty this coming weekend with the Sprint Cup Series at Pocono … Sam Hornish Junior won this year’s first race at Iowa and returns in the Number-54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

TRACK FACTS
► Ty Dillon of Richard Childress Racing had the highest finish by a rookie in either of NASCAR’s two top series that competed this past weekend, getting his first career Nationwide Series win on Saturday at Indianapolis.
► There were three track records set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend led by Kevin Harvick’s fast lap of 188.889 miles per hour during the first round of qualifying for the Brickyard 400. Harvick went on to claim his fourth pole of the season and finished eighth in the race … In the Nationwide Series, Kyle Busch topped qualifying with a record lap of 179.888 miles per hour, erasing the old mark of 179.644 miles per hour he had set just a year ago … And Ty Dillon’s winning average speed of 137.153 miles per hour in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 bettered Busch’s one-year-old record of 134.610 miles per hour. With just three cautions for seventeen laps in Saturday’s race, Dillon covered the distance two minutes, four seconds quicker than Busch did in 2013.

ON THIS DATE
July 29th, 1995: Todd Bodine, now a two-time champion, made his Truck Series debut at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas – starting third and finishing fourth on the one-point-eight-mile road course in a Jack Roush-owned Ford. Today, Bodine is an occasional NASCAR competitor. He’s made 220 starts in the Truck Series with twenty-two victories, winning championships in 2006 and 2010.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sun 8/10: Watkins Glen, Int'l Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12 noon, MRN
Sun 8/17: Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12 noon, MRN
Sat 8/23: Bristol Motor Speedway, Irwin Tools Night Race 500, 6:30pm, PRN
Sun 8/31: Atlanta Motor Speedway, AdvoCare 300, 6:30pm, PRN
Sat 9/6: Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30pm, MRN
Sun 9/14: Chicagoland Speedway, Geico 400, 1pm, MRN
Sun 9/21: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sylvania 300, 1pm, PRN
Sun 9/28: Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/5: Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1pm, MRN
Sat 10/11: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 7pm, PRN
Sun 10/19: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 500, 1pm, MRN
Sun 10/26: Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 powered by Kroger, 12:30pm, MRN
Sun 11/2: Texas Motor Speedway, AAA Texas 500, 2pm, PRN
Sun 11/9: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Sprint Cup 500, 2pm MRN
Sun 11/16: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2pm, MRN


NASCAR Nationwide Series

Sat 8/9: Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 1:45pm, MRN
Sat 8/16: Mid-Ohio, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, 2pm, MRN
Sat 8/30: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Georgia 300, 7pm, PRN
Sat 9/13: Chicagoland Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 9/20: Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky 300, 7pm, PRN
Sat 9/27: Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3pm, MRN
Sat 10/4: Kansas Speedway, Nationwide 300, 3pm, MRN
Sat 11/1: Texas Motor Speedway, O'Reilly Challenge, 3pm, PRN
Sat 11/8: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 11/15: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4pm, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sat 8/16: Michigan Int'l Speedway, Michigan National Guard 200, 12 noon, MRN
Wed 8/20: Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200, 7:30pm, MRN
Sun 8/31: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1pm, MRN
Sat 9/20: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, TBD, MRN
Sat 9/27: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Smith's 350, 8pm, MRN
Sat 10/18: Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 10/25: Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1pm, MRN 


Indy Car Series