Pre-Weekend Quick Takes

Spencer Neff
Twitter:@NeffOnSports11

Hope everyone had a great weeekend, here are your top headlines for this weekend in racing.

1. NASCAR returns to the flat, one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Cup and Xfinity Series’ first race on a short track in almost three months. In March, the series ran at Martinsville, which despite the disparity in length, does feature some similar qualities to New Hampshire. In that race, Denny Hamlin held off Brad Keselowski to win and was one of three Joe Gibbs Racing cars in the tip five. Teammate Carl Edwards won pole, so Joe Gibbs Racing may be the team to beat.

Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano won the races at New Hampshire last year and were competitive at Martinsville, so expect them to be in the mix as well.

2. IndyCar will have its second straight race on a short track, this time at the .875-mile Iowa Speedway. Last week, Josef Newgarden dominated early and the Carpenter Fisher Hartman Racing driver has had some good runs at Iowa in the past, as has Tony Kanaan for Chip Ganassi Racing. Look for Newgarden to be a threat for his series-leading third win and for Kanaan to contend for his first checkered flag of the year.

Have a great weekend and see you soon.

Published by Spencer Neff

I am a lifelong auto racing fan. Through IndyCar1909, I look forward to sharing my passion for the series and its illustrious history with you.

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