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NASCAR Talk! / Re: NASCAR (and more) on TV - 2017
« Last post by kimmer on August 24, 2017, 01:05:49 PM »
Xfinity only this weekend
CUP and Trucks are off
Saturday, August 26
 02:00 PM: NXS Road America practice      NBCSN
 04:00 PM: NXS Road America final practice      NBCSN

Sunday, August 27
 11:30 AM: NXS Road America qualifying      CNBC
 02:30 PM: NXS Countdown to Green      NBC
 03:00 PM: NXS Road America Johnsonville 180 race  (stage laps 10 / 20 / 45)  NBC
Brad Keselowski Racing will end Truck operations, leaves door open for top series
By Zack Albert   

Brad Keselowski Racing announced Thursday that it will cease operations after the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, prepping for a potential move to NASCAR’s top division at a much later date.

The announcement came from namesake team owner Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champion of NASCAR’s premier series. Keselowski’s organization currently fields Fords F-150s for Chase Briscoe, 22, and 18-year-old Austin Cindric, both in their first full season of truck competition.

“The Truck Series is truly special to me given my family’s ties to the history of the sport, and this decision comes with much contemplation,” Keselowski said in the team release, mentioning his father, Bob, who was a pioneering truck competitor dating back to the series’ first season. “But, for a number of reasons, and as I plan for the long-term future, I’ve decided not to field a team in 2018.”

Keselowski has fielded entries in the Camping World Truck Series since 2008, helping further the careers of many young drivers, including Ryan Blaney, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick. The BKR organization scored its first win in 2012 with Blaney at the wheel, adding eight more victories to its tally in the years that followed.

Brad Keselowski Racing moved into a gleaming, 78,000-square-foot shop in Statesville, North Carolina, ahead of the 2016 season. Keselowski indicated that he hoped to use that headquarters as a base of operations for potential entry into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at a much later stage of his career.

“I’ve never made it a secret that I would eventually like to be an owner at the top level of the sport,” said Keselowski, who further explained the reasons behind his difficult decision in his personal blog. “And, while this is many years down the line, I want to start to prepare for that possibility now. Part of that preparation is seeking to develop an advanced engineering and manufacturing company that would be housed out of our 78,000-square-foot facility in Statesville and ultimately help to support this vision.”

The team said in the release that it remained committed to finishing strong in the 2017 Camping World Truck Series campaign. Briscoe sits fourth in the series standings with two pole positions in the 14 races thus far. Cindric ranks 10th, riding a string of six straight top-10 finishes in the series.
NASCAR Talk! / Re: NASCAR (and more) on TV - 2017
« Last post by kimmer on August 15, 2017, 01:04:53 PM »
BRISTOL!!!! - **Truck race is Wednesday!!!!
Wednesday, August 16
 11:00 AM: NCWTS Bristol final practice       FS1
 04:30 PM: NCWTS Bristol qualifying      FS2
 06:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
 08:00 PM: NCWTS SetUp      FS1
 08:30 PM: NCWTS UNOH 200 Bristol race (stage laps: 55/110/200)      FS1
Thursday, August 17
 08:00 AM: NCWTS Bristol race (re-air)       FS1
 05:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
Friday, August 18
 12:30 PM: MENCS Bristol final practice       NBCSN
 03:30 PM: NXS Bristol qualifying      NBCSN
 05:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
 05:30 PM: MENCS Bristol qualifying      NBCSN
 07:30 PM: NXS Food City 300 Bristol race (stage laps: 85 / 170 / 300)      NBCSN
Saturday, August 19
 05:30 PM: NASCAR America Sunday      NBCSN
 07:00 PM: MENCS Countdown to Green      NBC
 07:30 PM: MENCS Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Bristol Race (stage laps: 125/250/500)      NBC
 11:00 PM: MENCS Post Race Show      NBCSN
NASCAR Talk! / Re: NASCAR (and more) on TV - 2017
« Last post by kimmer on August 09, 2017, 07:20:23 PM »
Friday, August 11
11:30 AM: MENCS Michigan practice      NBCSN
01:00 PM: NCWTS Michigan practice      FS1
03:00 PM: NCWTS Michigan final practice      FS1
05:00 PM: MENCS Michigan qualifying      NBCSN

Saturday, August 12
08:30 AM: MENCS Michigan practice      CNBC
09:30 AM: NCWTS Michigan qualifying      FS1
09:30 AM: NASCAR Racing Roots      CNBC
12:00 PM: NXS Mid-Ohio qualifying      CNBC
01:00 PM: NCWTS LTi Printing 200 Michigan race (stage laps: 30/60/100)       FS1
03:30 PM: NXS Mid-Ohio 200 race (stage laps: 20 / 40 / 75)     NBCSN

Sunday, August 13
09:00 AM: NCWTS Michigan race re-air      FS1
12:00 PM: NASCAR RaceDay      FS1
01:30 PM: NASCAR America Sunday      NBCSN
02:30 PM: MENCS Countdown to Green      NBCSN
03:00 PM: MENCS Pure Michigan 400 race  (stage laps: 60/120/200)     NBCSN
06:00 PM: MENCS Post Race Show      NBCSN
06:30 PM: NASCAR Victory Lap      NBCSN
11:00 PM: NASCAR Victory Lane      FS1
NASCAR Talk! / William Byron to drive #5 cup car in 2018 for Hendrick
« Last post by kimmer on August 09, 2017, 01:41:17 PM »
William Byron to drive #5 cup car in 2018 for Hendrick

CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2017) - Record-breaking teenager William Byron will drive for 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season. He will debut at stock car racing's highest level in the 2018 Daytona 500 and compete for rookie of the year honors.

Byron's No. 5 Chevrolet team will feature sponsorship from Axalta Coating Systems and Liberty University, which currently support the 19-year-old driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Beginning in 2018, the two primary sponsors will cover the majority of Byron's Cup races annually. Additional details of the multi-year partnerships will be announced at a later date.
NASCAR Talk! / Kasey Kahne will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2018
« Last post by kimmer on August 07, 2017, 01:26:20 PM »

Kasey Kahne will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2018
By Holly Cain   August 7, 2017    at 10:09 am   

Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday that it will not retain driver Kasey Kahne to compete in the team’s No. 5 Chevrolet for the 2018 season. A future driver for the car was not revealed, but the team said it would announce its four-car lineup at a later date.

Kahne, 37, won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis in July and has 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins in 14 seasons. He was the 2004 Rookie of the Year.

“I’d like to thank Rick (Hendrick) and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports for their hard work and dedication, along with providing me a great opportunity and success over the last six years,” Kahne said in a team release. “We won six races together and I’m coming off of one of the biggest wins of my career at the Brickyard, which has given the (No.) 5 team a lot of momentum heading into the playoffs. We still have a lot of racing left in 2017 and finishing strong is our top priority. I look forward to what the next chapter in my career holds.”

Kahne started his Monster Energy Series career with Ray Evernham’s Dodge team in 2004, winning a season-best six races in 2006. He also drove for Richard Petty Motorsports and the Red Bull Racing teams before landing at Hendrick in 2012, where he has earned six victories.

In his first year with the championship organization Kahne won two races and tied a career-best mark of 19 top-10 finishes. He also finished a career-high fourth place in the standings that season.

His win at Indy broke a victory drought that stretched back to 2014.

“Kasey has worked extremely hard,” Hendrick said. “He’s a tremendous teammate and person, and he has been totally dedicated to our program since day one. I’ve always believed that he’s a special talent, and I know he will thrive in the right situation. We will do everything we can to finish the season as strong as we can.”

Hendrick will have a decidedly youthful look next season. The team already announced that 24-year-old Alex Bowman will replace retiring veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 car. And 21-year old Chase Elliott is in his second Cup season driving the No. 24 Chevrolet formerly steered by retired four-time champion Jeff Gordon.

At 41, seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson remains the elder statesman on the team.

There is no word where Kahne may work next season. He joins a list of highly respected veterans without firm 2018 plans, including former Cup champions Matt Kenseth, who will not be retained by Joe Gibbs Racing, and 2004 champion Kurt Busch, whose option was not picked up by his Stewart-Haas Racing team this past week.
NASCAR Talk! / Re: Kurt Busch not returning to Stewart-Haas?
« Last post by johnnyo00 on August 05, 2017, 08:17:04 AM »
Does that open a slot for  Matt Kenseth?
NASCAR Talk! / Re: NASCAR (and more) on TV - 2017
« Last post by kimmer on August 03, 2017, 02:02:21 PM »
Friday. August 4
12:00 PM: NXS Watking Glen practice      NBCS Sports App
02:30 PM: NXS Watkns Glen final practice      NBC Sports App
05:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
Saturday, August 5
10:00 AM: MENCS Watkins Glen practice      NBCSN
11:00 AM: NXS Watkins Glen qualifying      NBCSN
12:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
12:30 PM: MENCS Watkins Glen final practice      NBCSN
01:30 PM: NXS Countdown to Green      NBCSN
02:00 PM: NXS Watkins Glen ZIPPO 200  (stage laps: 20/40/82)  NBCSN
04:30 PM: NXS Post Race Show      NBCSN
Sunday, August 6
11:00 AM: NASCAR RaceDay      FS1
12:00 PM: MENCS Watkins Glen qualifying      NBCSN
01:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
02:30 PM: MENCS Countdown to Green      NBCSN
03:00 PM: MENCS I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen (stage laps: 20/40/90) NBCSN
06:00 PM: MENCS Post race Show      NBCSN
06:30 PM: NASCAR Victory Lap      NBCSN
10:30 PM: NASCAR Victory Lane      FS1

NASCAR Talk! / Kurt Busch not returning to Stewart-Haas?
« Last post by kimmer on August 01, 2017, 02:55:35 PM »
Kurt Busch not returning to Stewart-Haas?
12:50 PM ET / staff

Six months after winning NASCAR's biggest race, Kurt Busch is now a victim of the wildest Silly Season in recent memory.

Stewart-Haas Racing has informed Busch the organization will not pick up the option on the 2017 Daytona 500 winner and 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion for next season.

Stewart-Haas has until midnight on Tuesday (when the company's option expires) to reverse its decision, but the expectation is that Busch will not drive the No. 41 Ford for SHR in 2018.
NASCAR Talk! / Re: NASCAR (and more) on TV - 2017
« Last post by kimmer on July 26, 2017, 06:58:30 PM »

CUP and Trucks at Pocono
Xfinity in Iowa
**NOTE: Cup qualifies ON race day
Friday, July 28
12:00 PM: NCWTS Pocono practice      FS1
01:00 PM: Beyond the Wheel 2017      FS1
02:00 PM: NCWTS Pocono final practice      FS1
05:00 PM: NXS Iowa practice      NBCSN
06:00 PM: NASCAR America      NBCSN
06:30 PM: NXS final Iowa practice      NBCSN
07:30 PM: Empty Cup: Quest for the 1992 NASCAR Championship      FS1

Saturday, July 29
09:00 AM: MENCS Pocono practice      CNBC
09:00 AM: NCWTS Pocono final practice (re-air)      FS1
10:00 AM: NCWTS Pocono qualifying      FS1
10:30 AM: NASCAR RaceDay      FS1
11:30 AM: MENCS Pocono final practice      NBCSN
12:00 PM: NXS Iowa qualifying      NBC Sports App
12:30 PM: NXS Iowa qualifying      NBCSN
01:00 PM: NCWTS Overton's 150 Pocono race  (stage laps: 15/30/60)    FOX
03:00 PM: NXS Countdown to Green      NBC
03:30 PM: NXS US Cellular 250 Iowa race  (stage laps: 60 / 120 / 250)    NBC

Sunday, July 30
09:00 AM: NCWTS Pocono race (re-air)      FS1
10:30 AM: MENCS Pocono final practice (re-air)      NBCSN
11:30 AM: MENCS Pocono qualifying      NBCSN
12:30 PM: NASCAR America Sunday      NBCSN
02:30 PM: MENCS Countdown to Green      NBCSN
03:00 PM: MENCS Overton's 400 Pocono race  (stage laps: 50/100/160)    NBCSN
06:30 PM: MENCS Post Race Show      NBCSN
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