Joey Logano third in Modified debut; Chase Elliott 16th in USAC

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Joey Logano finished third in a field of 19 UMP Modifieds at Volusia Raceway Park in Barberville, Fla. while just up the road Chase Elliott was 16th in his USAC Midget debut Friday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

Logano was on hand at the 50th DirtCar Nationals to gain some dirt track experience prior to NASCAR running their first race on that surface since 1970 when Richard Petty won a 200-lapper at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.

In a race won by former NASCAR Cup driver David Reutimann, Logano started dead last after the race was set by points. The race was slowed by numerous cautions that reset the field and allowed both Reutimann, who started 15th, and Logano to move steadily through the field. Logano was able to sidestep most of the carnage, sustaining significant damage only in the closing laps when John Baker spun into the right side of Logano’s car during a battle for third with Jesse Rupe.

“I only got one gear, and it was to go,” Logano told DIRTVision after the race. “It was a good time, I finished third, that’s great, and learned a little bit. Got a little bit of damage to fix, and we’ll come back at it tomorrow night.”

Logano was racing a car prepared by Ryan Flores, one of the members of Team Penske.

Flores and Logano tested on the 4/10-mile Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC before the race. The track is D-shaped like Volusia, but a touch smaller than the half-mile track.

Logano was denied the opportunity to run Saturday night when the event fell to rain, but he will get another shot behind the wheel on Sunday.

Logano also has plans to race in the Bristol Dirt Nationals, which will be held before the NASCAR Cup weekend.

Friday night’s show at Volusia featured five Main events. Other drivers Friday night at Volusia with a NASCAR connection included Justin Allgaier who was second in his Main, David Stremme (12th), Kenny Wallace (15th), Ken Schrader (19th) and Justin Haley (20th).

USAC was also scheduled for two nights in Florida this weekend. Elliott has chosen Midgets for his dirt tutorial.

In the first of two races, rain interrupted the USAC show Friday night and forced it to finish on Saturday. The race was postponed 13 laps into the 30 Lap Main, so the final 17 laps were run during the day after race started under the lights.

With a time of 14.534 seconds, Elliott set the 16th-fastest time in his USAC debut, about a half second off the pace of the fastest qualifier, Kevin Thomas Jr.

The top four advanced from their heats into the Main. Elliott finished sixth and was forced to race the Last Chance Qualifier to make the show. Six drivers transferred from the LCQ; Elliott finished fifth in that race and was able to make the big show, but since he was there for experience, running the LCQ gave him 12 more laps on the track.

Elliott was 18th in the Main in a race won by Buddy Kofoid.

In December, Elliott finished third and fourth in two features at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC, in his first-ever race in a Midget.

Elliott also ran in the 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals and finished seventh in the F-Feature.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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