Kyle Larson, defending winner Austin Dillon, Michael Annett to compete in Wednesday’s MudSummerClassic at Eldora

3 Comments

Three of the best up-and-coming drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit will take part in the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway next Wednesday.

According to an official entry list from NASCAR, defending race winner – and Sprint Cup rookie this season – Austin Dillon will be on hand to defend his title in the second MudSummer Classic at the legendary southwest Ohio dirt track.

Dillon will be driving the No. 2 truck, while younger brother Ty will be driving the No. 3 truck.

Other Cup regulars in the field include Sprint Cup rookie Michael Annett (driving the No. 14) and potential rookie of the year, Kyle Larson (will drive the No. 32).

Veteran racer Ken Schrader will also be in the field, driving the No. 00.

Last year’s inaugural event marked the first time in over 40 years that NASCAR had held a race on dirt. Not only did Eldora set a attendance record, TV ratings also spiked for the historic event.

This year’s race will be Wednesday, July 23, televised live at 9 pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

For more information about the race, including the entire entry list, click here to go to Jayski.com.

Follow me @JerryBonkowski

Weather prompts INDYCAR to move up start time of today’s race in Alabama

IndyCar
Leave a comment

The scheduled starting time for today’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park has been moved up due to inclement weather in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

The command to start engines is now scheduled for 3:01 p.m. ET, rather than the previous scheduled start of 3:35 p.m. ET.

In addition, the INDY LIGHTS race, previously scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET, saw its starting time moved up to 11:45 a.m. ET.

According to several different weather forecasts, thunderstorms are predicted for the afternoon, with some forecasts calling for up to 100 percent chance of storms.

The rain is expected to continue into the evening and on into Monday.

INDYCAR officials are monitoring the very fluid situation and further schedule adjustments could be made.

We’ll keep readers up to date on further changes here on MotorSportsTalk.