MRN.com Weekend Preview
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on June 5, 2014 | 2:47 P.M. EST
The first of this year's two Sprint Cup Series visits to Pocono Raceway tops the weekend's motor sports calendar. (Photo: Getty Images)
The first of this year's two Sprint Cup Series visits to Pocono Raceway headlines the racing calendar this weekend which includes the Camping World Truck Series, Whelen Modified Tour, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle" is ready to host the Sprint Cup Series for Sunday’s Pocono 400. The race marks the start of the regular season’s second half with 10 different drivers reaching Victory Lane in the opening 13 races. Jimmie Johnson is the defending winner and will be gunning for his third consecutive victory after taking the checkered flag in Charlotte and Dover.
Motor Racing Network will kick off exclusive radio coverage of the Pocono weekend on Friday with Cup Series qualifying at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Then on Sunday, MRN will begin its Pocono broadcasting day at 12 p.m.
MRN.com will be trackside at Pocono all weekend for exclusive content including breaking news, results, stats, photos, audio, video and post-race analysis.
At Texas Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will tackle the 1.5-mile Fort Worth oval in tonight's WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. Timothy Peters leads Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter by a single point heading into the first of two stops in Texas this year. MRN’s live coverage of Friday's race begins at 8:30 p.m.
You can listen to all MRN broadcasts from Pocono and Texas on your local radio affiliate or its website. Every broadcast will also stream live at MRN.com.
Elsewhere, Kansas Speedway will host the Grand Prix of Kansas on Saturday night. It's the sixth round of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, with only the Prototype Challenge class competing.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will try again to race at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night after being rained out two weeks in a row. And the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series visits Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway on Friday night before shifting to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas on Saturday.
Stay with MRN.com all weekend for the latest racing news and information 24/7!