Pre-Weekend Quick Takes

Spencer Neff

Hope everyone had a great week. Some big races are this weekend, so here is a look at some stories to watch.

1. NASCAR’s annual trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is this weekend. This year, high-drag packages have introudced, including a larger spoiler. The package, which will also be utilized at Michigan, has many hoping that more drafting will be in effect for the race. The past few years, racing at the historic venue has been lacking in action. The speedway’s long straightaways do lend itself to drafting, so more passing may be an expected an undoubtedly welcome addition to Sunday’s race.

2. Formula 1 returns to Hungary before a three-week break. Three weeks ago, Lewis Hamilton won at Silverstone in Britain to extend his points lead over teammate Nico Rosberg. After this weekend, there will be another three-week break leading into Belgium. If Rosberg is to catch Hamilton, he needs to start putting up more wins quick.

3. The NHRA has begun their three-week Western Swing in Denver this weekend. One hot topic is the dominance of Don Schumacher Racing. DSR is 1-2 in Top Fuel points and 1-2-3 in Funny Car. The biggest threat to the dominance is typically John Force Racing, but the four-car team does not have a driver within 200 points of the lead in either series. The Swing has often been a good spring board to a championship run and that is certainly the hope in the Force camp.

Have a great weekend and see you soon.


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