Pre-Weekend Quick Takes

Spencer Neff

Twitter:@NeffOnSports11

Thank you for reading. Here are the headlines for this weekend in racing.

1.NASCAR returns to Charlotte this weekend as the Sprint Cup Series starts the Eliminator Round of the Chase. Points leader Matt Kenseth will start on pole and will look to clinch a spot in the Contender Round, while Kevin Harvick will attempt to win the fall race at Charlotte for the second straight year and earn his second consecutive win.

2. The Xfinity Series will also be running at Charlotte this weekend. Regan Smith got his second win of the season at Dover last Saturday, moving him up to third place in the standings behind Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott. Austin Dillon will be on pole tonight with Kasey Kahne alongside. Do not be surprised if the race is dominated by Cup regulars, so every point for the championship leaders will be pivotal.

3. Rain has become a wild card early in the weekend at Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. Felipe Massa has been among the leaders in both of the practice sessions so far. If the rain continues Massa could be primed to break up the dominance by Mercedes and Ferrari in 2015.

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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