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FACT FILE: Belgian GP at Spa, NASCAR at Daytona oval

1. Formula 1 ‘Rolex Belgian Grand Prix’, Spa-Francorchamps
• Race Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
• TV: TSN4/5 at 8:55A to 11:00

THE VENUE:
• Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
• The current circuit is 7.004 km (4.352 mi) long with 19 turns. Clockwise direction. Two DRS zones
• This circuit was originally laid out on the local roads; over the years it has existed in a number of different configurations. The most recent major revision came in 1981 when the circuit length was reduced to 7 km from the previous 14 km, eliminating half of the previous circuit.
• No part of the current circuit is used as public roads. Some by-pass roads were built to make this possible.
• Click HERE for a map of the circuit.

THE EVENT:
• 44 laps/308.052 km (191.414 mi)
• This is the 66th F1 Belgian GP and the 56th held here at Spa.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year’s Belgian GP was held on August 30th. Podium Results: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), 3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
• the most recent GP this year was held at the Hungaroring on August 1st. Podium Results: 1. Esteban Ocon (Alpine), 2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 3. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Qualifying/Grid
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to formula1.com and then navigate to ‘Live Timing’ and choose ‘Leaderboard’. You will have to subscribe to the lower level of ‘F1 TV’ to gain access to the complete leaderboard and some other pages.
• Race Results + Points

 

2. NASCAR Cup Series ‘Coke Zero Sugar’ 400, Daytona
• Race Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
• TV: NBC/TSN5 at 7:00P to 11:00

THE VENUE:
• Daytona International Speedway (the oval)
• 2.5 mi (4.02 km) tri-oval, banking: turns 31°/tri-oval 18°, counter-clockwise

THE EVENT:
• 160 laps/400 mi; Stages: 50/50/60 = 160 laps
• No practice or qualifying

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year, two NASCAR Cup races were run here at the Daytona speedway oval.
§ The Daytona 500-mile race on February 16-17. Podium results: 1. Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Toyota), 2. Ryan Blaney (Penske Ford). 3. Chris Buescher (Roush Ford).
§ The Coke Zero Sugar 400-mile race was held on August 29th, 2020. Podium Results: 1. William Byron (Hendrick Chevrolet), 2. Chase Elliott (Hendrick Chevrolet), 3. Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Toyota).
• This year the Daytona 500 was held here on February 14th. Podium Results: 1. Michael McDowell (Jenkins Ford), 2. Chase Elliott (Hendrick Chevrolet), 3. Austin Dillon (Childress Chevrolet).
• The most recent NASCAR Cup event was held at the Michigan speedway on August 22. Podium Results: 1. Ryan Blaney (Penske Ford), 2. William Byron (Hendrick Chevrolet) and 3. Kyle Larson (Hendrick Chevrolet).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Qualifying/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

3. NASCAR Xfinity ‘Wawa 250', Daytona

• Race Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
• TV: TSN2 at 7:30P to 10:00

THE VENUE:
• Daytona International Speedway (the oval)
• 2.5 mi (4.02 km) tri-oval, banking: turns 31°/tri-oval 18°, counter-clockwise

THE EVENT:
• 100 laps/250 mi (402.3 km); Stages: 30/30/40 = 100 laps
• No practice or qualifying

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year, two NASCAR Xfinity races were run here at the Daytona speedway oval.
§ The NASCAR Racing Experience 300 was run here on February 15th. Podium Results: 1. Noah Gragson (JRM Chevrolet), 2. Harrison Burton (Joe Gibbs Toyota), 3. Timmy Hill (Carl Long Toyota)
§ The Wawa 250 was held here on the oval on August 28th. Podium Results: 1. Justin Haley (Kaulig Chevrolet), 2. Gray Gaulding (Dotter Chevrolet), 3. Chase Briscoe (Biagi Ford).
• This year, an NASCAR Xfinity race was run on the Saturday before the Daytona 500, on February 13th. Podium Results: 1. Austin Cindric (Penske Ford), 2. Brett Moffitt (Chris Our Chevrolet), 3. Harrison Burton (Joe Gibbs (Toyota)
• The most recent Xfinity race held at MIS last Saturday, August 21st. Podium Results: 1. A.J. Allmendinger (Kaulig Chevrolet), 2. Brandon Jones (Joe Gibbs Toyota), 3. Noah Gragson (JRM Chevrolet)

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Qualifying/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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