Welcome to the 2014 Weekly Racing Schedule. All times posted are Eastern Time. As they say on TV, consult your local listings for the time and channel in your area. This information was obtained from NASCAR.com, FOXSPORTS.com, GrandAm.com, Indy.com, NBCSportsNetwork.com, Jayski's.com, and ESPN.com.


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09/20/2014- Race 16 of 22- UNOH 175- @ 1:00 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.
WINNER- Cole Custer- #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado 

He's the youngest winner of any of the 3 top NASCAR racing series ever- @ 16 years old!


09/27/2014- Race 17 of 22- RHINO Linings 350- @ 10:00 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV.

10/04/2014- OFF WEEK

10/11/2014- OFF WEEK

10/18/2014- Race 18 of 22- Fred's 250- Powered By Coca-Cola- @ 3:30 PM- on the FOX Network- @ Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.

10/25/2014- Race 19 of 22- Kroger 200- @ 1:30 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.

10/31/2014- Race 20 of 22- Winstar World Casino and Resort 350- @ 6:17 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX.

11/07/2014- Race 21 of 22- Lucas Oil 150- @ 8:30 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ.

11/14/2014- Race 22 of 22- Ford Ecoboost 200- @ 8:00 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Homestead- Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL.

SEASON OVER.




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09/20/2014- Race 27 of 33- VISITMYRTLEBEACH.com 300- @ 7:30 PM- on ESPN NEWS- @ Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY.
WINNER- Brendan Gaughan- #62 Protect the harvest .com Chevrolet Camaro

09/27/2014- Race 28 of 33- NASCAR Nationwide Series Dover Race- @ 3:30 PM- on ESPN2- @ Dover International Raceway, Dover, DE.

10/04/2014- Race 29 of 33- Kansas Lottery 300- @ 3:30 PM- on ESPN2- @ Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS.

10/10/2014- Race 30 of 33- NASCAR Nationwide Series Charlotte Race- @ 7:30 PM- on ESPN2- @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.

10/18/2014- OFF WEEK

10/24/2014- OFF WEEK

11/01/2014- Race 31 of 33- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge- @ 3:30 PM- on ESPN2- @ Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX.

11/08/2014- Race 32 of 33- NASCAR Nationwide Series Phoenix Race- @ 4:00 PM- on ESPN2- @ Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ.

11/15/2014- Race 33 of 33- Ford EcoBoost 300- @ 4:30 PM- on ESPN2- @ Homestead- Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL.

SEASON OVER.


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09/21/2014- Race 28 of 36- Sylvania 300- @ 2:00 PM- on ESPN- @ New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.
WINNER- Joey Logano- #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion

09/28/2014- Race 29 of 36- AAA 400- @ 2:00 PM- on ESPN- @ Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE.

10/05/2014- Race 30 of 36- Hollywood Casino 400- @ 2:00 PM- on ESPN- @ Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS.

10/11/2014- Race 31 of 36- Bank of America 500- @ 7:30 PM on ABC- @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.

10/19/2014- Race 32 of 36- GEICO 500- @ 2:00 PM- on ESPN- @ Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL

10/26/2014- Race 33 of 36- Goody's HeadacheRelief Shot 500- @ 1:30 PM- on ESPN- @ Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.

11/02/2014- Race 34 of 36- AAA Texas 500- @ 3:00 PM- on ESPN- @ Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX.

11/09/2014- Race 35 of 36- Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500- @ 3:00 PM- on ESPN- @ Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ.

11/16/2014- Race 36 of 36- Ford Ecoboost 400- @ 3:00 PM- on ESPN- @ Homestead- Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL.

SEASON OVER.

Bear in mind that starting times listed for NASCAR Sprint Cup races are actual starting times now.  Usually, ESPN begins pre-race coverage at least 30 minutes prior to each race.  The new standardized starting times are 1:00 PM ET for day races taking place in the east and mid-west, 3:00 PM ET for day races taking place in the west, and 7:30 PM ET for night races.  So for a day race in the east that starts at 1:00 PM ET, the Invocation should start at about 1:02 PM ET.  So don't be late!

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SEASON OVER.

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09/20/2014- Lone Star LeMans- @ 3:00 PM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Circuit of The Americas, Austin, TX.
10/04/2014- Petit LeMans- @ 11:00 AM- on FOX Sports 2- @ Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA.
10/05/2014- Petit Lemans- @ 8:00 AM- on FOX Sports 1- @ Road America, Braselton, GA.
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Grand-Am Road Racing,
a/k/a Grand-Am, has merged with the American Le Mans Series.  The two series will fully merge in 2014 under the banner of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, with the International Motor Sports Association.

In 2014-


For the first time, all 24 hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona can be seen from the comfort of your man cave.  The 52nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be broadcast on Saturday, January 25th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the FOX Network, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on FOX Sports 2, from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM, you can view streaming video from www.IMSA.com, with the audio from MRN Radio, and on Sunday, January 26th, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the conclusion of the race will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

All NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Races will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2.

All NASCAR Nationwide Series races will be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN News..

The Sprint Unlimited, formerly known as the Budweiser Shootout, will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

The Budweiser Qualifying Duels @ Daytona will be broadcast at night for the first time on FOX Sports 1.

The 56th Running of the Daytona 500 will be broadcast on the FOX Network

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series points races 01 through 13 will be broadcast on the FOX Network.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series points races 14 through 19 will be broadcast on TNT.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series points races 20 through 36 will be broadcast on ESPN, 3 of which will be broadcast on ABC (subject to change).


The Verizon Wireless
IndyCar Series- 13 Races will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network or CNBC, and 5 races will be broadcast on ABC.

The 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast on ABC.

Although the first Indianapolis 500 was run in 1911, it was not run during WW1 & WW2, thus the 98th running of the 500 is in 2014.  So, barring WW3, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be in 2016.

The Tudor United SportsCar Championship Series, formerly known as the GRAND AM Series, will be broadcast all season long on
FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2.

In 2015-

2014 is the last season that ESPN and TNT will carry NASCAR racing.  In 2015, the various network broadcast and cable channels of NBC, primarily the NBC Sports Network, will carry NASCAR, in addition to the 
FOX Network, and FOX Sports 1 & 2.  Details to come in the future.

Be advised, if you don't currently subscribe to FOX Sports 2, you should consider it.  Some NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Truck Series practices and qualifying laps will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2 this season.  A portion of the 24 Hours of Rolex at Daytona will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2.  And also portions of the Barrett-Jackson Auctions will be broadcast on FOX
Sports 2 this year.  All of this content was previously seen on SPEED.  However, as you know, SPEED is no longer with us.   

Also in 2015-
Nationwide Insurance did not renew it's title sponsorship for what we now know as the NASCAR Nationwide Series.  Beginning in January of 2015, that racing series will be known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

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This story is from NASCAR.com.

The 10-year agreement replaces Nationwide as No. 2 series sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR's No. 2 series will have a new partner beginning in 2015 as Comcast's XFINITY brand becomes the entitlement partner for what is currently known as the Nationwide Series.

The 10-year agreement officially begins Jan. 1, and will see the series renamed the XFINITY Series. XFINITY becomes only the third title sponsor in the program's history, following Anheuser-Busch (1982-2007) and Nationwide ('08-14).

"We're absolutely delighted to have an innovative technology company join us like XFINITY brand with Comcast," Brent Dewar, NASCAR Chief Operating Officer, said. "Through the Industry Action Plan, we have been very progressive in introducing innovation and technology to our sport. And we think this is a perfect marriage and partnership to help us over the next 10 years truly grow the XFINITY Series in the way that we have designed and are strategizing to do that. It's pretty exciting for both parties."

XFINITY is the cable and broadband division of Comcast, providing video, high-speed Internet and phone service to residential customers.

Comcast also owns NBC and NBC Sports Network, which will broadcast the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events next season as well as the final 19 races of what will now be the XFINITY Series.

The ability to align itself with such a recognized, technologically driven company was a huge plus, Dewar said.

"It's a great fit. ... We're looking for great innovative companies, whether they are innovating like our great automotive partners or our auto supply companies that work with us, or packaged goods," he said. "It's about innovation, and that's what we're looking at. We've got a great successful product, but we're not resting on our laurels to say everything is just perfect. We want to continue to innovate; we want to grow with our fan base. We want to bring our fan base with us."

Dave Watson, Executive Vice President and COO for Comcast Cable noted that, "Technology lives at the heart of NASCAR, just as it does for XFINITY.

"NASCAR provides an exciting environment in which to showcase our video and Internet products and we look forward to further enhancing the fan experience at home, at the track and on the go for years to come."

The series has long been the training ground for up-and-coming stars in the sport, and Dewar said the relationship with XFINITY should only help strengthen that commitment. At the same time, he said, it will help the series remain relevant in what is trending toward a much younger fan base and younger competitors.

"Look at the theme we have in the XFINITY Series -- 'where names are made,' " he said. "These young, talented drivers we've been building through our NASCAR Next program and our Drive For Diversity program, many of those drivers are now growing into the XFINITY Series.

"You think about the ability to connect with millennials and to be contextually relevant, that's what it's all about. That's exciting to them, and it's equally exciting to us to be able to amplify that message to our great fan base."

Nationwide officials announced late in 2013 that they would not return to sponsor the series beyond this season, however the company will remain involved in the sport. In addition to being the official auto, home, life and business insurance of NASCAR and presenting sponsor of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, Nationwide will sponsor Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt for 12 races beginning in 2015 and 13 races for the following two seasons.

"Our relationship is not coming to an end," Dewar said. " It's continuing to evolve. They've been a fantastic contributor to NASCAR, and we couldn't thank them enough for what they've done in their entitlement sponsorship of the series. But like all marketing decision and brands ... they're evolving to their next phase that aligns up to their marketing strategy as an official sponsor and also moving into the team part.

"So as part of the ecosystem of the sport, we're delighted with that. We're glad they feel strongly about the Nationwide Series and equally proud that they see the value in NASCAR and want to continue to invest in the sport. That's a win-win-win (situation) for all of us."


Just to keep all the
FOXs straight, when I make reference to the FOX Network, I am referring to the channel that they broadcast the Cup series on, which is the same channel that they broadcast "American Idol" and "The Simpsons" on.  The FOX Network is a broadcast channel.  And then we have FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2both of which are cable channels.  Got it?


I will post the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying order every week, as soon as it is available.

Respectfully Submitted,

thtdon


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