If Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race wasn’t enough of a fix for NASCAR fans, they can catch something really unique Sunday.
The only thing, though, you’ll either have to stay up real late Saturday night or get up real early Sunday morning.
For the first time ever, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be streamed live at http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/nascar/euro with Sunday’s pair of races at Germany’s famed Nurburgring in the appropriately named Nurburgring 200.
It will be the last regular season race of Euro NASCAR before the playoffs begin in September.
The ELITE 1 race takes the green flag at 4:05 am ET Sunday morning, while the ELITE 2 will start at 8 am ET.
Timing and live text updates can also be seen at the NASCAR Home Tracks Race Central Live (http://hometracks.nascar.com/)
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Marco Andretti wanted to do something really special to honor the 25th anniversary of grandfather Mario Andretti’s final Indy car win in 1993 at Phoenix International Raceway (now known as ISM Raceway).
So the third-generation Andretti, along with his team, Andretti-Herta Autosport, came up with a plan and design that will take longtime race fans back in time when it appears early next month for the Phoenix Grand Prix.
Marco Andretti’s No. 98 Oberto Beef Jerky Circle K/Curb Honda will be decked out in the colors of the car his grandfather won his last race on the one-mile short track 25 years ago.
“When the idea of a throwback livery celebrating my grandfather’s final win was thrown around, Oberto was ready to get to the drawing board,” Marco Andretti said in a media release. “The black, white and red car resembles many of my family’s race cars and was a big part of my life growing up.
“It’s really cool to be able to add one of my cars to that family legacy.”
The car is a virtual double of the legendary Newman-Haas Racing and Texaco/Havoline-sponsored car Mario drove on that celebratory day in the Valley of the Sun 2 ½ decades ago.
Various events and ceremonies during the April 6-7 race weekend will honor the senior Andretti. That includes several of his former competitors who will be on hand to celebrate with Mario, including Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal, Jimmy Vasser, Paul Tracy, Arie Luyendyk, and of course, son Michael Andretti and grandson Marco Andretti.
Check out what happened on that day 25 years ago: