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PREVIEW: August 1-3-4, 2019: Trucks at Eldora, NASCAR at Watkins Glen, F1 at Budapest, IMSA at Road America

PREVIEW: August 1-3-4, 2019: Trucks at Eldora, NASCAR at Watkins Glen, F1 at Budapest, IMSA at Road America

Thursday, August 1

1. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Eldora Dirt Derby, Eldora Speedway
• TV: FSR at 9:00P
• 0.5 mi (dirt), 150 laps = 75 mi; Stages: 40/50/60 laps
• Last year, Chase Briscoe won here, his only win in the truck series since his win at Homestead in 2017. Grant Enfinger was second while dirt-track specialist Stewart Friesen was third.
• Not that it is very relevant to this week’s dirt-track race, the winners last week at Pocono were Ross Chastain, Tyler Ankrum and Harrison Burton.

• Click HERE for the NGOTS Entry List

Saturday, August 3

2. NASCAR Xfinity Zippo 200, Watkins Glen International
• TV: NBC/TSN1 at 3:00P
• 2.454 mi; 82 laps= 201 mi; Stages: 20/20/42 laps
• Cup driver Joey Logano won this race last year. Another Cup driver, A.J. Almendinger (driving a GSM entry) was second while Justin Allgaier was third.
• Chase Briscoe won at Iowa last week over Christopher Bell and John Hunter Nemechek.

• Click HERE for the NXS Entry List 

3. IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Road America
• direct internet streaming: imsa.tv at 4:55P
• 4.048 mi; 120 min
• The Hindman/Brynjolfsson Mustang GT4 won here in 2018. The Pumpelly/Machavern Porsche Cayman Clubsport was second while the Trinkler/Plumb Mercedes-AMG was third.
• The Trinkler/Plumb Mercedes-AMG won the most recent Michelin Pilot race which was run at Lime Rock two weeks ago. The McQuarrie/Westphal Audi R8 was second and the Foss/Mosing Mercedes-AMG was third

• Click HERE for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Entry List 

 Sunday, August 4

4. FIA Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary

• TV: TSN1/4/5 at 9:05A
• 4.381 mi: 70 laps = 306.630 mi
• Lewis Hamilton won here a year ago over Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, both tin Ferraris.
• The result at the German Grand Prix last week broke the pattern of Mercedes wins this year. Max Verstappen won over Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat (in a Toro Rosso)

• Click HERE for the Hungarian GP Entry List 

5. IMSA WeatherTech at Road America
• TV: on DVELO at 2:30P
• 4.048 mi; 160 min
• Colin Braun/Jonathan Bennett won this race in their LMP2 ORECA ahead of Simpson/Goikhberg in another ORECA and Nasr/Curran in the No 31 DPi Cadillac
• The most recent IMSA race with participation by the prototypes was the race at CTMP four weeks ago. The race winner there was the No. 77 Jarvis/Nunez Mazda DPi with the sister Mazda, the No. 55 car of Bomarito/Tincknell, second. The Montoya/Cameron Acura was third.

• Click HERE for the IMSA WeatherTech Entry List 

6. NASCAR MENCS, GoBowling at the Glen, Watkins Glen International
• TV: TSN1/4/5 at 3:00P
• 2.454 mi ; 90 laps = 221 mi; Stages: 20/20/50 laps
• Chase Elliott won here last year; it was his first ever Cup win and the first of three wins he scored in 2018. Martin Truex was second and Kyle Busch was third.
• Denny Hamlin won at Pocono last week with Erik Jones second and Martin Truex third.

• Click HERE for the MENCS Entry List


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