MRN.com Weekend Preview
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on August 7, 2014 | 1:58 P.M. EST
A NASCAR road racing doubleheader at Watkins Glen International tops the weekend motor sports calendar that includes the prestigious sprint car Knoxville Nationals in Iowa. (Photo: Getty Images)
A NASCAR weekend at Watkins Glen International highlights the racing calendar that includes the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the prestigious sprint car Knoxville Nationals, the K&N Pro Series East and the Whelen Modified Tour.
The 22nd race of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season is set for the picturesque Watkins Glen road course in Upstate New York. The second road race of the season brings added importance as the race to qualify for this year’s Chase hits the homestretch.
It’s a jam-packed weekend of racing beginning Friday, when the K&N Pro Series East tackles the challenging 2.45-mile circuit in the Bully Hill Vineyards 150. On Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (ET), MRN will have live coverage of qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen.
Later that afternoon, the Nationwide Series takes center stage for the Zippo 200. MRN begins live coverage at 1:45 p.m.
And on Sunday afternoon, Motor Racing Network will have exclusive live radio coverage of the Cheez-It 355 starting at 12 noon. MRN.com will be trackside at "The Glen" all weekend to bring you the latest racing news, results, statistics, photos, audio, video and post-race analysis.
There’s more road racing in Wisconsin as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship visits Road America for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. MRN's live coverage will begin at 2 p.m. (ET).
You can listen to all the weekend broadcasts from both Watkins Glen and Road America on your local MRN radio affiliate or its website. Every broadcast will also stream live at MRN.com.
The biggest week in sprint car racing rolls on at Iowa’s famed Knoxville Raceway with the running of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, which goes through Saturday night’s main event. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour also has a date this weekend when it stops at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night.
Stay with MRN.com all weekend long for the latest racing news and information!