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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Camping World Truck Series:
Wed 7/23: Eldora Speedway, CarCash Mudsummer Classic, 8pm, MRN

Nationwide Series:
Sat 7/26: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana 250, 4pm, IMS/PRN

Sprint Cup Series:
Sun 7/27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard, 12 noon, IMS/PRN


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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 CarCash Mudsummer 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 5:10 p.m. today, Heat Races at 7 p.m., FEATURE at 9:15 p.m. (ET)
Last Year’s Race: Austin Dillon led a race-high sixty-four laps, including the final thirty-one through an overtime restart, to claim his fifth career Truck Series victory. The race was NASCAR’s first national event on a dirt track since Richard Petty won a Cup Series race at Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1970 … twenty years before Dillon was born. Driving a Susan Bates-owned Chevrolet, Dillon started nineteenth in the thirty-truck field, took his first lead midway through the second of the race’s three segments and beat runner-up Kyle Larson to the checkered flag by a little more than one second. Ryan Newman finished third. Joey Coulter was the highest-finishing Truck Series regular, in fourth, with Brendan Gaughan completing the top five.
This Year’s Race: Will once again feature a thirty-truck starting field, six fewer than a typical Camping World Truck Series event. Five trucks from each of five heat races will transfer into the main event, with a “last-chance” race determining the final five qualifiers. Single-truck qualifying will set the starting fields for the heat races … One caveat: the top twenty teams from the current owner standings are guaranteed spots in the 150-lap main event … The five heat races will be ten laps in length, an increase from eight laps last year … The “last-chance” race will go fifteen laps.
Today’s Feature Race: 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 just two points over Ryan Blaney with Johnny Sauter third, seven off the pace.

NEW CREW CHIEF AT WIN-TRON RACING
Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year contender Mason Mingus has confirmed that his Number-35 Win-Tron Racing team will have a new crew chief beginning with tonight’s 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway. It’s Tripp Bruce replacing Mark Rette atop the pit box. Rette is reportedly moving over to guide the organization’s ARCA team with driver Frank Kimmel. Mingus is currently second in rookie points and thirteenth overall heading into the tenth race of the season. His best finish in nine starts is tenth place in early May at Kansas Speedway … Toyota is out to extend its Truck Series winning streak to twelve in a row tonight at Eldora. The manufacturer has won all nine races contested so far this season, opening a commanding sixty-four-point lead over Ford in the Manufacturers’ Standings. The streak began last fall with the final two races of the 2013 season at Phoenix and Homestead.

ON THIS DATE … 25 YEARS AGO
July 23rd, 1989: Bill Elliott drove to victory in the A-C Spark Plug 500 at Pocono Raceway … his second win in a stretch of three Cup Series races that season. Elliott would add one more victory later in the year to help steer him to a sixth-place finish in the final standings in defense of his 1988 championship. The Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono next week for the Go Bowling-dot-com 400.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sun 8/3: Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12 noon, MRN
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 8/2: Iowa Speedway, Nationwide 250, 7:30pm, MRN
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 8/2: Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 125, 12:30pm, MRN
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