MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: COCA-COLA 600 (400 laps, 600 miles around a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval), Charlotte Motor Speedway; Concord, N.C.
TV: Saturday, 6 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 6:16 p.m. ET) - Fox (Radio: Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90).
THIS WEEK: With All-Star Race weekend behind it, the series stays home another week and heads into the thick of the summer schedule, starting with the longest race of the season. ... Kyle Larson won the All-Star Race on Saturday and got his team the $1 million check that goes with it, but he still hasn't won a points race in 2019. ... This is the 120th points race on the CMS oval, which first opened in 1960. The fall race is now run on the infield road track. ... Kyle Busch won this race last season. ... At 600 miles, fuel and pit strategy is often key at the end of the race. ... Brad Keselowski won the previous points race at Kansas. ... *Joey Logano leads the Cup standings with 478 points, followed by *Busch (469), Kevin Harvick (440), *Chase Elliott (423), *Keselowski (421), *Denny Hamlin (404), *Martin Truex Jr. (396), Kurt Busch (387), Clint Bowyer (357) and Ryan Blaney (340) rounding out the top 10.
BEST BETS: Kyle Busch is the favorite to win at 3/1, followed by Kevin Harvick at 9/2, Martin Truex Jr. at 6/1, Brad Keselowski at 7/1 and Joey Logano and Chase Elliott at 8/1. Jimmie Johnson used to dominate this track and is 30/1. Austin Dillon won this race two years ago and is at 80/1.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES: ALSCO 300 (200 laps, 300 miles around a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval), Charlotte Motor Speedway; Concord, N.C.
TV: Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 1:16 p.m. ET) - FS1 (Radio: Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90).
THIS WEEK: The series is back after two weeks off with a race at home in Charlotte. ... Christopher Bell won at Dover two weeks ago, his third win of the season. ... This will be the 74th series race at CMS, with the first being held in 1982. ... *Tyler Reddick leads the Xfinity standings with 462 points, followed by *Bell (439), *Cole Custer (391), Austin Cindric (381), Justin Allgaier (348), Chase Briscoe (335), John Hunter Nemechek (325), Ryan Sieg (315), Noah Gragson (304) and *Michael Annett (297).
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES
THIS WEEK: The Trucks are heading into the first of two weekends off before getting back in action at Texas on June 7. ... Kyle Busch won last week at Charlotte after starting eighth. ... Grant Enfinger leads the Truck standings (331 points), followed by Stewart Friesen (316), Brett Moffitt (298), Ben Rhodes (297), Matt Crafton (294), *Johnny Sauter (273), *Austin Hill (264), Todd Gilliland (253), Harrison Burton (252) and Sheldon Creed (219).
NTT DATA INDYCAR SERIES: INDIANAPOLIS 500 (200 laps, 500 miles around a 2.5-mile quad-oval), Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Indianapolis
THIS WEEK: The Indianapolis 500 is still the biggest race in the world, with crowds in recent years swelling back up near 250,000. This will be the 103rd running of the 500-mile race. ... Simon Pagenaud won the pole for the race last weekend, but Ed Carpenter Racing dominated qualifying, with Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones taking the next three spots on the 33-car grid. ... Will Power of Team Penske won the race last year. ... American Josef Newgarden leads the standings with 182 points, followed by New Zealand's Scott Dixon (176), American Alexander Rossi (146), Pagenaud (138) and Japan's Takuma Sato (132) rounding out the top five.
Standings per INDYCAR.com.
FORMULA ONE: MONACO GRAND PRIX (78 laps, 161.734 miles around a 19-turn, 2.074-mile temporary street circuit), Circuit de Monaco; Monte Carlo, Monaco.
TV: Sunday, 9 a.m. ET (Green flag approx. 9:05 a.m. ET) - ESPN (Radio: SiriusXM Radio Channel 132).
THIS WEEK: One of the slowest circuits on the schedule, but still the most prestigious race in F1, Monaco kicks off the greatest day in racing every year. ... The first race at Monaco was in 1929, and the race has been a fixture on the F1 calendar since 1950. ... Monaco is considered one of the races making up the Triple Crown, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans the other two. ... Englishman Graham Hill is the only driver to have won this Triple Crown, and "Mr. Monaco" was a five-time winner in Monte Carlo, tied with Michael Schumacher for second all time. Ayrton Senna won six times. ... Daniel Ricciardo won last season in a Red Bull. ... Britain's Lewis Hamilton leads the standings in his Mercedes with 112 points. Teammate Valtteri Bottas of Finland is second with 105, followed by Belgium's Max Verstappen, Red Bull (66), Germany's Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari (64) and Monaco's Charles LeClerc, Ferrari (57).
Standings per F1.com.
NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
THIS WEEK: The NHRA takes the week off to get ready for four straight weekends of racing beginning with the Route 66 NHRA Nationals outside of Chicago. Winners last week at Virginia Motorsports Park were Steve Torrence in Top Fuel, Ron Capps in Funny Car, Bo Butner in Pro Stock and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle. ... Torrence leads the Top Fuel standings (701 points), followed by Brittany Force (541), Doug Kalitta (498), Clay Millican (489) and Leah Pritchett (469) rounding out the top five. ... Robert Hight leads Funny Car (717), followed by J.R. Todd (556), Capps (548), Tommy Johnson Jr. (527) and John Force (524). ... Butner is on top in Pro Stock (545), followed by Alex Laughlin (358), Jason Line (328), Matt Hartford (318) and Greg Anderson (305). ... Hines leads Pro Stock Motorcycle (569), followed by Eddie Krawiec (468), Hector Arana Jr. (435), Matt Smith (318) and Ryan Oehler (263).
Standings per NHRA.com.
--Field Level Media