Joey Logano on pole for today’s Nationwide race at Dover

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Today’s Buckle Up 200 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway can probably be summed up in four words: Joey Logano vs. Everyone.

The Sprint Cup star has won the last four Nationwide Series events at the Monster Mile, and he’ll seek to make it five in a row from the pole position after posting a lap of 155.474 mph in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

Should Logano win today, he’ll tie the NASCAR national series record for most consecutive wins at a track. That record is currently held by Jack Ingram (South Boston), Dale Earnhardt (Daytona), and Kyle Busch (Texas), and he’s itching to get his hands on it as well.

“We tried to do something fairly similar to what we did yesterday in [Cup qualifying], and I think it worked out,” he told ESPN afterwards. “I’ve got a really good Hertz Ford also that has a lot of speed once again here at Dover.

“I’m looking forward to the race and going for that big record of five in a row at a track. It’s a big day and so far, we’re doing good, and we’ll try to make it happen today.”

But he will have some formidable competition out to stop him, including Chase Elliott, who qualified on the outside of the front row with a lap of 155.119 miles per hour in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott and NNS all-time wins leader Kyle Busch will go off from Row 2, while Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth line up in Row 3.

The series’ most recent winner, Kyle Larson, will be on the inside of Row 4 and the series’ new points leader, Regan Smith, is starting a bit farther back in Row 6. The green flag for today’s race is expected around 2 p.m. ET.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES AT DOVER – STARTING LINEUP

IndyCar releases schedule for 2023 season

IndyCar schedule 2023
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The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2023 schedule will feature the same number of races and tracks as this season with some minor reshuffling of dates.

IndyCar will open the 2023 season March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and will conclude Sept. 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The 107th Indy 500 will take place May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 17-race schedule will conclude with a stretch of eight races in the final nine weeks.

“The NTT IndyCar Series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition,” Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “The 2023 season provides an opportunity to further build on this trend, bringing our sport and its stars to more markets and households and reaching new consumers across the globe.”

There will be 15 events on NBC: 13 races (including six of the final seven) plus Indy 500 qualifying May 20-21. There also are three races on USA Network and the Toronto race exclusively on Peacock. All races on NBC and USA also will have live simulstreams on Peacock.

In partnership with NBC Sports, the 2022 IndyCar season was the most-watched in six years and the most-watched across NBC Sports on record. The 2022 season also was the most streamed season on record.

“We’re very excited for our 2023 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and to build on this past season’s viewership milestones,” NBC Sports vice president of programming Mike Perman said in a release. “In providing comprehensive coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, NBC Sports is once again looking forward to telling the stories of these world-class drivers and this compelling series.”

Notable elements on the 2023 schedule:

–There will be the same balance of seven road course races, five street courses and five ovals.

–St. Pete will be the season opener for the 13th time.

–The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will move from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown.

–The NASCAR doubleheader weekend at the IMS road course will shift to mid-August.

–The World Wide Technology Raceway event will move from Saturday to Sunday.

Start times for the 2023 events will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the 2023 IndyCar schedule:


Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., March 5 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 2 Texas Motor Speedway NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 16 Streets of Long Beach NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 30 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock
Sat., May 13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock
Sun., May 28 The 107th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 4 Streets of Detroit NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 18 Road America USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 16 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 22 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock
Sun., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 6 Streets of Nashville NBC, Peacock
Sat., Aug. 12 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) USA Network, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 World Wide Technology Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 3 Portland International Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC, Peacock

*dates and networks/platforms are subject to change