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FACT FILE: French GP, IndyCar at Road America, NASCAR at Nashville

1. Formula 1 ‘Emirates Grand Prix De France’ at Circuit Paul Ricard
• Race Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
• TV: TSN5 at 8:55A to 11:00

VENUE:
• Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France
• 5.842 km (3.63 mi) 15-turn road course (clockwise)
• Click HERE for a map of the circuit

THE EVENT:
• Race Distance is 53 laps (309.626 km or 192.4 mi)
• The French GP was held here in alternate years from 1971 to 1983. The French GP was here in the years 1985 to 1990 before having an 18-year run (1991 to 2008) at Magny-Cours. Since then the French GP has been held here at Paul Ricard in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate for use during the race weekend. One additional set of primary tires may be used by teams fielding a rookie driver. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of new (sticker) alternate tires for at least two laps in the race.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• The most recent GP here was held on June 23, 2019. Podium Results: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), 3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
• The most recent event in 2021 was the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 4th. Podium Results: 1. Sergio Perez (Red Bull), 2. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), 3. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to formula1.com and then navigate to ‘Live Timing’ and choose ‘Leaderboard’. You may have to subscribe to the lower level of ‘F1 TV’ to gain access to the leaderboard and some other pages.
• Lap Chart
• Tire Usage History
• Race Results + Points

2. NTT IndyCar Series ‘REV Group Grand Prix at Road America”
• Race Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
• TV: SN360 at 12:00n to 3:00P

THE VENUE:
• near Elkhart Lake, WI
• 4.048 mi (6.515 km) 14-turn road course (clockwise)
• Click HERE for a map of the circuit
• This road course was built in 1955 to replace the former circuit laid out on local roads in the vicinity of Elkhart Lake. This move away from racing on actual roads was prompted by a number of serious accidents including one at Watkins Glen in 1952 and the huge, tragic accident at Le Mans in 1955.

THE EVENT:
• 55 laps = 220.55 miles
• The CART Champ Car series held races at the track from 1982 to 2007, with the exception of 2005. The amalgamated Indy Car Series revived the event beginning in 2016.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year a double-header two-race event was held here on the weekend of July 11-12 (to make up for another cancelled race.
¶ July 11 Podium Results: 1. Scott Dixon (Ganassi), 2. Will Power (Penske), 3. Alex Palou (Dale Coyne).
¶ July 12 Podium Results: 1. Felix Rosenqvist (Ganassi), 2. Patricio O’Ward (Arrow McLaren), 3. Alexander Rossi (Andretti).
• The most recent race this year was the second of the two race double-header at Detroit on June 13. Podium Results: 1. Patricio O’Ward (Arrow McLaren), 2. Josef Newgarden (Penske), 3. Alex Palou (Ganassi).

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

3. NASCAR Cup Series ‘Ally 400' at Nashville
• Race Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
• TV: TSN3/5 at 3:30P to 6:30

VENUE:
• Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN
• 1.33 mi concrete oval, bankings are 14°
• Do not confuse this 1-1/3 mile concrete oval with the traditional Nashville Fairgrounds short track (0.959 mi). This track was built in 2001 by the Dover track organization and it hosted Truck Series and ‘Xfinity’ class races until 2011. The IRL IndyCar series ran here from 2001 to 2008. Since then this venue has been effectively defunct and up for sale. This year will mark the first year when the NASCAR Cup Series has run here. Given its spotty history and it seemingly unpopularity, one has to wonder if this reopening of the track will last long.

THE EVENT:
• 300 laps = 399 mi; Stages: 90/95/115 laps = 300 laps
• This event will include both practice and qualifying sessions for all three NASCAR national series (see the timetable for the weekend). These sessions will be televised.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• No NASCAR Cup Series race has ever been held here before on the ‘superspeedway’.
• The most recent regular points-counting NCS race was run on June 6th at the Sonoma road course. Podium Results: 1. Kyle Larson (Chevrolet), 2. Chase Elliott (Chevrolet), 3. Martin Truex (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

4. NASCAR Xfinity ‘Tennessee Lottery 250' at Nashville
• Race Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
• TV: TSN2 at 3:30P to 6:00

VENUE:
• Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN
• 1.33 mi concrete oval, bankings are 14°

THE EVENT:
• 188 laps = 250 miles; Stages: 45/45/98 laps = 188 laps
• There will be both practice and qualifying sessions (see weekend timetable).

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• The most recent ‘Xfinity’ class race held here was 11 years ago on July 23, 2011. Podium Results: 1. Carl Edwards (Ford), 2. Ricky Stenhouse (Ford), 3. Austin Dillon (Chevrolet).
• The most recent Xfinity race this year was run last week at Texas Motor Speedway (June 12th). Podium Results: 1. Kyle Busch (Toyota), 2. Justin Allgaier (Chevrolet), 3. Austin Cindric (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'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

 5. NASCAR Truck Series ‘Rackley Roofing 200' at Nashville

• Race Date: Friday, June 18. 2021
• TV: Fox Sports Racing at 8:00P to 10:30

VENUE:
• Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN
• 1.33 mi concrete oval, bankings are 14°

THE EVENT:
• 150 laps = 199.5 miles; Stages: 45/50/55 = 150 laps
• There will be both practice and qualifying sessions (see weekend timetable).

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• The most recent Truck Series race here was held on July 22, 2011. Podium Results: 1. Austin Dillon (Chevrolet), 2. Johnny Sauter (Chevrolet), 3. Timothy Peters (Toyota)
• The previous Truck Series race this year was run last week at Texas Motor Speedway on July 12th. Podium Results: 1. J. H. Nemechek (Toyota), 2. Chase Elliott (Chevrolet), 3. Grant Enfinger (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

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