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NASCAR heads to Las Vegas

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It’s a light weekend for motorsports fans with Formula 1 resting up until next week’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. NASCAR dominates the weekend motorsports schedule with the Cup and Xfinity series playoffs in Las Vegas.

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NASCAR Xfinity Series
Alsco Uniforms 302
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Saturday, October 15, 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 3 p.m. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR (Channel 90)

Distance: 301.5 miles (201 Laps)
Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 45)
Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 90)
Final Stage (Ends on Lap 201)

The Purse: $1,272,611

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NASCAR Cup Series
South Point 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sunday, October 16, 2:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 2 p.m. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR (Channel 90)

Distance: 400.5 miles (267 Laps)
Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 80)
Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 165)
Final Stage (Ends on Lap 267)

The Purse: $7,352,089

NHRA
Texas Fall Nationals Finals

Texas Motorplex

Qualifying: Sunday 10 AM (ET) on FS1
Finals: Sunday 10:30 PM (ET) on FS1

MotoGP
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Phillip Island Circuit

Sunday, Oct 16 at 12:30 PM on NBC

News and Notes:

Phoenix Raceway announced that multiplatinum country music sensation Jon Pardi will perform the pre-race concert for NASCAR’s season finale on Sunday, November 6. The concert is free to fans who hold tickets to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race, and a portion of the performance will be shown live on NBC’s pre-race show.

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“It’s incredible to have a recording artist of Jon Pardi’s magnitude perform for our fans,” said Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese. “His music is popular, because it resonates with the emotions we experience in our lives. I can’t wait to witness his performance on our biggest day of the year.”

Mr. Saturday Night marks the fourth album from the multi-platinum-certified hardcore, West Coast/Lone Star country phenomenon Jon Pardi. With a pair of No. 1 Country Album debuts – the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year nominated Heartache Medication and his sophomore California Sunrise, containing the CMA Song and Single of the Year nominated “Dirt On My Boots”.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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