NASCAR Weekend at a Glance

This weekend sees an exciting moment for Sprint Cup as the Chase starts but it is not the only thing to look out for.

The Camping World Truck Series has a race on the evening of Friday 12th September after qualification in the afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, IL. After practice on Thursday the fastest drivers were Johnny Sauter, Brennan Newberry, Jeb Burton, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. It will be interesting to see whether this success for these drivers continues on to the qualifying circuit.

The Nationwide Series will be taking part in Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway. Practices take place on Friday 12th September and the Qualification and Race will take place in the afternoon of the 13th September.

The much awaited Sprint Cup 400 will also take place at Chicagolane Speedway. There will be practices and qualifications on Friday and then more practice on Saturday before the race itself on Sunday. This will be the first race in the Chase. The first three races are part of the Challenger Round and all sixteen qualifying drivers will race. After these three races only twelve will qualify to the next part. These will be the race winners, who get automatic qualification and the highest point scorers. After the New Hampshire and Dover races on the 21st and 28th September those four drivers will be knocked out and the others advanced. The Contender Round has three races in Kansas, Charlotte and Talladega on the 5th,11th and 19th October and there are eight spots available in the next round which are won by either winning races or being at the top of points scoring. Then the eliminator round takes place on 26th October in Martinsville, 2nd November in Texas and 9th November in Phoenix and race winners will qualify as will the top points scorers. The last race is the Sprint Cup Championship race and this takes part in Homestead Miami on the 16th November and the first past the line will lift the cup.

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