AUTO RACING: NASCAR's top 3 series heading to Nashville

Tue, Jun 21, 2022
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AUTO RACING: NASCAR's top 3 series heading to Nashville

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Ally 400

Site: Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1 p.m.; Sunday, race, 5 p.m. (NBC).

Track: Nashville Superspeedway.

Race distance: 300 laps, 399 miles.

Last year: Kyle Larson won after starting fifth.

Last race: Daniel Suarez pulled away from Chris Buescher in the closing laps on the road course in California to earn his first career victory in the series.

Fast facts: Suarez became the 12th different winner through 16 races, enhancing the possibility with 10 regular season races remaining that not all race winners will automatically qualify for the 16-driver playoffs. ... Five of the top 12 drivers in the points standings have yet to win a race this year. ... Chase Elliott leads the standings by 16 over Ross Chastain, 23 over Kyle Busch and 25 over non-winner Ryan Blaney. ... Denny Hamlin, one of four two-time winners, remains the lowest winner in the standings; he's 21st, 211 points behind Elliott.

Next race: July 3, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.



Tennessee Lottery 250

Site: Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 5:35 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, noon, and race, 3:30 p.m. (USA).

  • Track: Nashville Superspeedway.

    Race distance: 188 laps, 250 miles.

    Last year: Kyle Busch won from the pole position.

    Last race: A.J. Allmendinger led only six of 75 laps but beat Myatt Snider by 2.879 seconds for his second victory of the season - both on road courses - in the series' debut at Portland International Raceway.

    Fast facts: Allmendinger's victory came after he started last because of pre-race changes to his car, and after he went a lap down. ... Allmendinger's points lead increased to 43 over Ty Gibbs and 44 over Noah Gragson. ... The top eight drivers in points have accounted for 12 victories through 14 races. ... Only 21 of 38 cars finished on the lead lap on the 1.97-mile circuit in the Portland debut.

    Next race: July 2, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.



    Rackley Roofing 200

    Site: Nashville, Tennessee.

    Schedule: Friday, practice, 4 p.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., and race, 8 p.m. (FS1).

    Track: Nashville Superspeedway.

    Race distance: 150 laps, 200 miles.

    Last year: Ryan Preece won after starting sixth.

    Last race: Todd Gilliland passed John Hunter Nemechek on the 140th of 150 laps and pulled away after a restart on Lap 147 to win on the dirt in Iowa, winning his first start of the season and for the third time in his career.

    Fast facts: Gilliland became the sixth non-regular in the series to win through 13 races. ... Nemechek regained the point leads, vaulting from fourth. He leads Zane Smith by five, defending series champion Ben Rhodes by 10 and Chandler Smith by 14. ... Zane Smith (3) and part-timer Corey Heim (2) are the only multiple winners thus far this season.

    Next race: July 9, Lexington, Ohio.



    Last race: Defending series champion Max Verstappen won from the pole, his fifth victory in six races and sixth overall, in the series' return to Canada after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic.

    Next race: July 3, Silverstone, England.



    Last race: Josef Newgarden won at Road America, his third victory this season, and claimed a $1 million bonus for winning on an oval, street circuit and road course, while Marcus Ericsson reclaimed the points lead by 27 over Will Power.

    Next race: July 3, Lexington, Ohio.



    Last event: Justin Ashley won in Top Fuel and Ron Capps won in Funny Car in Bristol, Tennessee.

    Next event: June 23-26, Norwalk, Ohio.



    Next events: June 22-25, Brandon, South Dakota.



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