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FACT FILE: WEC at Portugal, IndyCar & IMSA at Detroit, NASCAR All-Star at Texas

1. FIA World Endurance Championship ‘8 Hours of Portmão’ Portugal
• Race Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
• TV: Discovery Velocity at 6:00A to 2:00P

VENUE:
• Algarve International Circuit, Portmão, Portugal
• 4.653 km (2.891 mi) 15-turn road course on the Algarve coast of Portugal.
• Click HERE for the map of the Algarve Circuit

THE EVENT:
• Race Distance is eight hours.
• This is the inaugural WEC race at this circuit. It has been added to the schedule as a replacement for the cancelled Sebring 1000 Miles race.
• This is the first time the WEC has raced at this relatively new circuit. Given its location in the south of Europe, this circuit has often been used for testing. In the 2010 ‘1000 km of Algarve’ the winning LMP1 car’s winning average speed was 172 km/h. (This would translate into a race distance for an 8-hour race of 1376 km; but that was eleven years ago.)

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• This is the first time the WEC has run at this circuit.
• The most recent WEC race this year was held at Spa-Francorchamps on May 1st. The race winner was the Toyota hypercar of Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley, followed home by the Alpine hypercar of Negrão/Lapierre/Vaxiviere. Including the second Toyota (which finished third), these were the only hypercars in the race. The next fastest cars were the LMP2 cars; this class was won by the fourth-place United Autosports ORECA-Gibson of Hanson/Scherer/Albuquerque.

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup/Grid
• Live Scoring: When the race starts, go to https://live.fiawec.com/en/live

• Lap Chart
• Race Results

2A + 2B. NTT INDYCAR ‘Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix’ Race 1 and Race 2
• Race Dates: #1 Saturday, June 12, #2 Sunday, June 13
• TV: NBC/SN360 both days – #1 Saturday at 2:00P to 4;00, #2 Sunday at 12:00n to 3:00P

VENUE:
• The Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit
• 2.35 mi 13-turn street course
• This is a temporary circuit set up each year on this island park in the Detroit River.
• The first Indy car race (CART) was held here in 1992. INDYCAR has held these double-header race weekend here since 2013.
• Click HERE for the map of the Belle isle street circuit

THE EVENT:
• Both races (#1 and #2) will be 70 laps = 164.5 miles

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• The 2020 edition of the Detroit Grand Prix was cancelled due to COVID-19. The most recent double-header event was held on June 1 and June 2, 2019.
¶ Race #1 (June 1): Podium Results: 1. Josef Newgarden (Penske), 2. Alexander Rossi (Andretti), 3. Takuma Sato (RLL).
¶ Race #2 (June 2): Podium Results: 1. Scott Dixon (Ganassi), 2. Marcus Ericsson (Arrow Schmidt Peterson), 3. Will Power (Penske).
• The most recent event this year was the Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. Podium Results: 1. Helio Castroneves (Meyer Shank), 2. Alex Palou (Ganassi), 3. Simon Pagenaud (Penske).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup/Grid Race #1
• Starting Lineup/Grid Race #2
• Live Scoring: When the race starts, go to indycar.com; scroll down to the race name; CLICK on ‘TIMING AND SCORING’
• Race Results Race #1
• Race Results Race #2

3. IMSA WeatherTech ‘Detroit Grand Prix’ at Belle Isle
• Race Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
• TV: Discovery Velocity at 5:00P to 7:00

VENUE:
• The Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit
• 2.35 mi 13-turn street course

THE EVENT:
• 200 minutes
• This event is only open to the DPi prototypes, and the two GT classes (GTLM and GTD); that is, the LMP2 and LMP3 classes will not be part of this race. There are 20 cars entered, only two GTLM entries (the two factory Corvettes).

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• This event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. The most recent year’s race was in 2019. Podium Results: DPi - 1. Acura (Cameron/Montoya), 2. Cadillac (Derani/Nasr), 3. Acura (Castroneves/R. Taylor); GTD - 1. Lexus (Hawksworth/Heistand), 2. Porsche (Long/Robichon), 3. Lexus (Bell/Montecalvo).

CLICK below for these Links:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.imsa.com/scoring/ OR go to http://livescoring.us/2021/imsa04/
• Lap Chart
• Race Results

4. NASCAR Cup Series ‘All-Star Race’ at Texas Motor Speedway
• Race Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
• TV: TSN3/5 at 8:00P to 10:00

VENUE:
• Texas Motor Speedway at Fort Worth, TX
• 1.5 mile 4-turn banked oval; turns 1 & 2 are 20° and turns 3 &4 are 24°

THE EVENT:
• This is an annual non-points race. The All-Star race entry will be made up of NASCAR Cup Series race winners in 2020-21 and full-time drivers who are either past All-Star winners or past Cup Series champions. PLUS four drivers who will advance from the ‘Open’ (see below).
• No practice or qualifying sessions for this race.
• This race has almost always been held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This year, SMI opted to move one of their NASCAR Cup dates from Texas Motor Speedway to Austin’s COTA. As compensation to Texas, SMI moved the All-Star race from Charlotte to TMS.
• There will be six Rounds which are similar to the Stages in other NASCAR races.
➤ Round 1: 15 laps/22.5 mi. After this round, the field will be inverted starting anywhere from the eighth through 12th positions, to be selected by a random draw.
➤ Round 2: 15 laps/22.5 mi, with entire field inverted after this segment.
➤ Round 3: 15 laps/22.5 mi, again the field will be inverted starting anywhere from the eighth through 12th positions, to be selected by a random draw after this round.
➤ Round 4: 15 laps/22.5 mi
➤ Round 5: 30 laps/45 mi. The lineup for this round will be determined by cumulative finish from the first four rounds, with the best cumulative finisher starting from the pole. Any ties in the aggregate score will be broken by (in order): Most career All-Star wins, most career Cup Series points race wins or 2021 Cup Series driver standings. All cars must enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop during this round. The crew with the fastest stop will pocket $100,000.
➤ Round 6: 10 laps/15 mi. Cars will line up according to their finishing position from the previous round for the final segment.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year’s All-Star race was held at the Bristol speedway on July 15. Podium Results: 1. Chase Elliott (Chevrolet), 2. Kyle Busch (Toyota), 3. Kevin Harvick (Ford).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Race Results

5. NASCAR NASCAR Cup Series ‘All-Star Open Race’ Texas Motor Speedway
• Race Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
• TV: TSN3/5 at 6:00P to 8:00

VENUE:
• Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
• 1.5 mile 4-turn banked oval; turns 1 & 2 are 20° and turns 3 &4 are 24°

THE EVENT:
• 50 laps = 75 miles. Stages: 20/20/10 = 50 laps
• This ‘Open’, which held immediately before the All-Star race, is a kind of ‘consolation’ race, open to Cup drivers who were not eligible for the All-Star race.
• Four drivers in the Open will transfer to the All-Star race: the winners of both preliminary Stages, the winner of the Open, and a fourth based on a fan vote.
• No practice or qualifying sessions for this race.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year’s NASCAR Open was held on July 15 at Bristol Motor Speedway immediately before the All-Star race. Given that the first two Stage winners automatically transferred to the All-Star race, there was no point in continuing to the final Stage. Stage winners: #1: William Byron (Chevrolet), #2: Aric Almirola (Ford). Podium Results (final): 1. Matt DiBenedetto (Ford), 2. Clint Boyer (Ford), 3. Austin Dillon (Chevrolet). Fan vote qualifier: Clint Boyer.

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Race Results

6. NASCAR Xfinity ‘Alsco Uniforms 250' at Texas Motor Speedway
• Race Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
• TV: TSN2 at 4:00P to 6:30

VENUE:
• Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
• 1.5 mile 4-turn banked oval; turns 1 & 2 are 20° and turns 3 &4 are 24°

THE EVENT:
• 167 laps = 250.5 miles; Stages: 40/40/87 = 167 laps
• No practice or qualifying sessions for this race.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Two Xfinity races were held here in 2020, the first on July 18 and the second during the playoffs on October 24.
¶ July 18 Podium Results: 1. Austin Cindric (Ford), 2. Chase Briscoe (Ford), 3. Justin Allgaier (Chevrolet).
¶ October 24 Podium Results: 1. Harrison Burton (Toyota), 2. Noah Gragson (Chevrolet), 3. Anthony Alfredo (Chevrolet).
• The most recent Xfinity race this year was held at the Mid-Ohio road course last Saturday (June 5). Podium Results: 1. A.J. Allmendinger (Chevrolet), 2. Justin Haley (Chevrolet), 3. Ty Gibbs (Toyota).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

7. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ‘SpeedyCash.com 220' at Texas Motor Speedway
• Race Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
• TV: Fox Sports Racing at 1:00P to 3:00

VENUE:
• Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
• 1.5 mile 4-turn banked oval; turns 1 & 2 are 20° and turns 3 &4 are 24°

THE EVENT:
• 147 laps = 220 miles; Stages: 35/35/77 = 147 laps
• No practice or qualifying sessions for this race.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Two Truck Series races were held here in 2020, the first on July 18 and the second during the playoffs on October 25.
➤ July 18 Podium Results: 1. Kyle Busch (Toyota), 2. Christian Eckes (Toyota), 3. Matt Crafton (Ford).
➤ October 25 Podium Results: 1. Sheldon Creed (Chevrolet), 2. Austin Hill (Toyota), 3. Zane Smith (Chevrolet).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

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