Hello, race fans! No, you didn't sleep through most of the week. Thanks to NASCAR scheduling, the Trifecta comes early this week so that we can bring you tomorrow night's Camping World Truck Race from Bristol.
Unfortunately, there is some bad news. The weather from Bristol isn't looking too condusive for racing this weekend: 50% chance of rain tomorrow and Thursday; 40% chance of rain Friday(Cup qualifying and everything Nationwide); and a 10% chance for rain on Saturday(looking better than earlier reports, but we all know what the weather said last week at Michigan). Added to all of this is Hurricane Bill which is expected to hit the outer banks of North Carolina this weekend.
On to the races--
Up first is the Camping World Truck race Wednesday(8-19). The green flag drops at 8:46pm ET(6:46pm PT).
Next is the NASCAR Nationwide race Friday(8-21). The green flag drops at 8:13pm ET(6:13pm PT). You must pick a driver for this race who DOES NOT run full time in the Cup Series.
Finally, we have the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday(8-22). The green flag drops at 7:43pm ET(5:43pm PT).
The last few weeks, there have been some questions concerning deadlines for driver changes. You may change your driver for a race anytime up to the posted time for the green flag. As long as your change is time stamped BEFORE the start of the race, the change will be accepted. Since this blog time stamps in Pacific Time, I have provided those times as well.
Next week is an off week for the Cup drivers; however, there will be a Trifecta next week.
Good luck and let's go racing!!!