The potential busiest racing weekend of the year is on tap

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Two weekends ago, we had racing’s grandest weekend with the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.

But the second weekend in June might be the busiest, worldwide, for motorsports.

Here’s an outlook and a way to help you plan your calendar of races accordingly:

NASCAR

  • Sprint Cup Series, Pocono Raceway, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, 9 p.m. ET

FORMULA ONE

  • F1, Canadian Grand Prix, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sunday, 2 p.m. ET (NBC)

INDYCAR

  • Verizon IndyCar Series, Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

X GAMES IN AUSTIN

  • Red Bull Global Rallycross, Circuit of the Americas, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, 12 p.m. ET

IMSA

  • TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (PC/Lites), Kansas Speedway, Saturday, 5:15 and 11:15 p.m. ET
  • Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Kansas Speedway, Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET

LE MANS

  • Scrutineering (Technical Inspection), Sunday, 2:30 to 7 pm. local time (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET), Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time (4 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET)

OFF-ROAD

  • Baja 500, June 5-8

ARCA

  • ARCA Racing Series, Pocono Raceway, Saturday, 1 p.m. ET

Dutch Grand Prix becomes fourth Formula 1 race canceled this season

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ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race canceled this season because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, after organizers decided Thursday they didn’t want to play host to an event without spectators.

It was to be the first Dutch GP since 1985, but F1 wants to start the season with no spectators at races.

“We would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands,” race director Jan Lammers said in a statement. “We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.”

The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed. Fans who bought tickets can use them next year.

The coastal circuit has been redesigned, with some corners banked to facilitate faster racing.

The other races canceled this year were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.

Another six have been postponed.

F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15 to 18 races this season, starting in July with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP.