Both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series are back on track today at Talladega Superspeedway. The Truck Series will start the day with qualifying followed by the fred’s 250. It is the first elimination race in the Truck Chase and will cut the field from eight to six. The Sprint Cup Series will end the day by setting the field for their second Chase elimination. The Hellmann’s 500 will be held Sunday. Here is the Saturday schedule: (All times are Eastern) 9 a.m. – Truck Series garage open 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 10 a.m. – Truck Series driver/crew chief meeting 10:30 a.m. – Truck Series qualifying; single vehicle/two rounds (Fox Sports 1) 12:30 p.m. –
In a country where more circuits have hosted Grands Prix than in any other in Formula 1 history, the one constant for F1 in the United States is the lack of constant stability, and instead, the continuation of change. The story is no different in 2016 as F1 returns to Circuit of The Americas for the fifth time, with the track now having established a foothold on the schedule as the F1 world around it – and the event itself – keeps evolving to meet consumer demands. On the grid, as we’ve covered extensively both throughout this year and this weekend, the arrival of Haas F1 Team on the grid has caused a stir and been a welcome story line throughout the year. While having an American driver with Haas would be nice, it’s something team owner Gene Haas and team principal Guenther Steiner have said repeatedly that it isn’t required.
TALLADEGA, Ala.—Teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are moving on together to the next round of the Chase. Harvick was angry enough that he stormed over to Busch’s car on pit road and punched at something—helmet, post, whatever—hard enough to rock the entire car on its chassis. Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch have words.