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NASCAR, IndyCar Headed to Indy This Weekend

NASCAR will shares the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course over the weekend with IndyCar, which races on Saturday.


The IndyCar Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix races Saturday afternoon at 12:45 pm local time. Practice is this afternoon at 3 pm with qualifying at 7 pm local time, all broadcast on NBCSports Network. 


Marcus Ericcson won the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, outrunning teammate Scott Dixon by nearly 1.6 seconds.


Two-time winner Alex Palou leads six-time series champion Dixon by 42 points in the standings with Pato O’Ward just six points back. Palou, O’Ward and Ericcson all have two victories through 11 races. 


The XFinity Series Penzoil 150 at the Brickyard is Saturday at 4 pm. Practice is tonight at 5:30 pm and qualifying 10 am Saturday morning. 


There are six races left in the battle for the 12 playoff spots in the series, and only seven drivers who primarily race in the series have solidified their spots with victories. Series rookie Ty Gibbs beat A.J. Allmendinger for his third victory of the year last week at Watkins Glen. 


Gibbs’ three victories have come in only 10 starts and he’s finished in the top-five in five of the others. Defending champion Austin Cindric leads Allmendinger by 80 points and Daniel Hemric by 141.


The 62 laps will be 151.2 miles on NBCSports Network. 


The Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard races Sunday afternoon at 1 pm with practice tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:05 am local time, with qualifying at 9 am Sunday. 


Kyle Larson held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott at Watkins Glen to earn his series-best fifth victory of the season. Larson’s victory pulled him even with winless Denny Hamlin in the points race. Both have 12 top-five finishes and 16 top-10s and they are 131 points ahead of third-place William Byron. Hamlin, winless Kevin Harvick and Tyler Reddick are in line for the remaining three playoff spots. Reddick is 12th in points and leads Austin Dillon by 25 points with three races remaining before the 16-driver field is set.


The 82 laps will total 200 miles and can be watched on NBC.


The Gander Mountain Truck Series is off this week, they'll resume next Friday in Madison, Illinois. 


The Formula One series is off this week. They'll resume Aug. 29 in Belgium.

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