MRN.com Weekend Preview
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on July 31, 2014 | 2:14 P.M. EST
The Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania this weekend to headline a motor sports calendar that includes action at tracks in Iowa, Missouri and North Carolina. (Photo: Getty Images)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend to headline a racing calendar that includes the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, a combined K&N Pro Series East and West event, the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.
Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 marks the Sprint Cup Series' second race of the season at the 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle." Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the year’s first race there back in June. Six races remain in the regular season and with only 11 winners so far, the race to claim one of the remaining five Chase berths is heating up.
The Pocono weekend kicks off with qualifying at 3:30 p.m. (ET). MRN will have live coverage. Then on Saturday, the Camping World Truck Series takes center stage for the Pocono Mountains 150, an event that has been increased by 25 miles from previous years. MRN has live coverage of the race beginning at 12:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Motor Racing Network hits the airwaves for exclusive radio coverage of the GoBowling.com 400 at 12 p.m.
Saturday night, the Nationwide Series makes its second trip of the year to Iowa Speedway for the U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland. Four drivers are separated by only 15 points in the standings with Chase Elliott, Regan Smith, Elliott Sadler and Ty Dillon - last week’s Indianapolis winner - all in the championship hunt.
MRN will have live coverage from Iowa on Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET). You can listen to all the weekend’s broadcasts from both Pocono and Iowa on your local MRN radio affiliate or its website. Every broadcast will also stream live at MRN.com - which will be trackside at both venues all weekend to bring you the latest news, results, features, stats, audio, video, photos and post-race analysis.
Iowa Speedway also will host a combination race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West on Friday night. The Whelen Southern Modified Tour has a Saturday night date at historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
And the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be at Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely on Friday and Saturday nights.
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