MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO 301 (301 laps, 318.46 miles around a 1.058-mile oval), New Hampshire Motor Speedway; Loudon, N.H.
TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 3:15 p.m. ET) -- NBCSN (Radio: Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90).
THIS WEEK: Coming off one of the best races of the season when Kurt Busch edged younger brother Kyle at Kentucky Speedway, the series heads to New Hampshire for the only time this season. ... This is the 20th of 36 races on the season. ... This will be the 48th race at NHMS, the first held in 1993. The track hosted two races a season from 1997-2017. ... Kevin Harvick won this race last season, and he's still looking for his first win of 2019. ... Busch's win at Kentucky was his first of the season. ... *Joey Logano leads the Cup standings with 746 points, followed by *Kyle Busch (735), Harvick (645), *Brad Keselowski (630), *Denny Hamlin (627), *Martin Truex Jr. (618), Kurt Busch (618), *Chase Elliott (607), *Alex Bowman (554) and Aric Almirola (542) rounding out the top 10.
BEST BETS: As usual, Kyle Busch is the heavy favorite at 5-2, with Martin Truex Jr. coming in at 4-1 and Kevin Harvick at 6-1. Brad Keselowski at 9-1 and Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano at 10-1 are also setting up as among the favorites. There's a real solid group from 20-1 to 35-1, including Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney at 20-1, Aric Almirola at 25-1, Erik Jones and Kyle Larson at 30-1 and Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman at 35-1. Daniel Suarez at 50-1 is also a good long shot.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES: ROXOR 200 (200 laps, 211.6 miles around a 1.058-mile oval), New Hampshire Motor Speedway; Loudon, N.H.
TV: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 4:15 p.m. ET) -- NBCSN (Radio: Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90).
THIS WEEK: The Xfinity group makes its only trip of the season to New Hampshire for the 18th of 33 races this season. ... This will be the 32nd series race at NHMS, with the first coming in 1990. ... Christopher Bell won this race last year. ... The newer rules limiting participation by full-time Cup drivers are among the most prominent at New Hampshire, where no series regular who wasn't also a full-time Cup Series driver won at the track from 2004-17. ... Cole Custer won last week at Kentucky Speedway, his fifth victory of the season and second in three races. ... *Tyler Reddick leads the Xfinity standings with 764 points, followed by *Bell (692), *Custer (689), Austin Cindric 621), Justin Allgaier (617), Noah Gragson (569), *Michael Annett (540), Chase Briscoe (531), John Hunter Nemechek (530) and Justin Haley (528).
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES
THIS WEEK: The trucks are taking the week off after 13 of 23 races on the season. ... Rookie Tyler Ankrum, 18, won last week at Kentucky, his first career victory, leading 40 of the 150 laps. Ankrum missed the first three races of the season because he needed to be 18 to compete. ... Grant Enfinger leads the Truck standings (542 points), followed by Stewart Friesen (508), *Brett Moffitt (501), Matt Crafton (492), Harrison Burton (448), Ben Rhodes (444), *Austin Hill (412), Todd Gilliland (392), Sheldon Creed (387) and *Johnny Sauter (373) rounding out the top 10. *Ankrum is currently 12th and in the playoffs.
NTT DATA INDYCAR SERIES: IOWA 300 (300 laps, 262.5 miles around a .875-mile D-shaped oval), Iowa Speedway; Newton, Iowa.
THIS WEEK: The series is right back at it after Simon Pagenaud won last week at Toronto, with the fast and fun Iowa Speedway on tap this week for the 12th of 17 races on the season. ... James Hinchcliffe won this race last year, but Josef Newgarden dominated most of it, leading 229 of the 300 laps. ... The standings are getting tight at the top, with American Newgarden in the lead (434 points), followed by American Alexander Rossi (430), France's Pagenaud (395), New Zealand's Scott Dixon (348) and Australia's Will Power (306) rounding out the top five.
Standings per INDYCAR.com.
THIS WEEK: After the British Grand Prix, F1 takes the week off after 10 of 21 races on the season before heading to Germany next week. ... Lewis Hamilton won his home grand prix at Silverstone last week, turning a single pit stop strategy into an easy win over teammate Valtteri Bottas by nearly 25 seconds. ... Hamilton has won seven races so far this season. ... Great Britain's Hamilton leads the standings with 223 points in his Mercedes, with Finland's Bottas, Mercedes, second (184), followed by Belgium's Max Verstappen, Red Bull (136), Germany's Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari (123), and Monaco's Charles Leclerc, Ferrari (120).
Standings per F1.com.
NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION: DODGE MILE-HIGH NHRA NATIONALS, Friday-Sunday, at Bandimere Speedway; Morrison, Colo.
TV: Eliminations, Sunday, 3 p.m. ET (live) Fox
THIS WEEK: The NHRA leaves the East Coast to start the Western Swing on Friday at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver for the 14th of 24 events this season, followed on consecutive weeks with a trip to Sonoma, Calif., and then Kent, Wash. ... Steve Torrence won in Top Fuel at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H., two weeks ago, with Matt Hagan taking Funny Car. Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycles were off but will return at Bandimere. ... Torrence leads the Top Fuel standings (1,278 points), followed by Doug Kalitta (799), Antron Brown (781), Brittany Force (777) and Mike Salinas (732) rounding out the top five. ... Robert Hight leads Funny Car (1,079), followed by John Force (903), Tommy Johnson Jr. (891), Ron Capps (870) and Jack Beckman (851). ... Bo Butner is on top in Pro Stock (671), followed by Alex Laughlin (523), Jason Line (448), Greg Anderson (445) and Matt Hartford (441). ... Andrew Hines leads Pro Stock Motorcycle (727), followed by Eddie Krawiec (641), Hector Arana Jr. (549), Matt Smith (527) and Karen Stoffer (381).
Standings per NHRA.com.
--Field Level Media