TC Daily Pit Stop: Rain Grants Kligerman Xfinity Pole; Start Time for Sunday's Moved Forward; SVG Looking at Chicago Debut; More from Dover
TC Daily Pit Stop: Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Rain Cancels Dover Xfinity Qualifying; Parker Kligerman Leading Field to Green
For the fourth time in the first 10 race weekends of the year, the NASCAR Xfinity Series has had its practice and qualifying sessions canceled, due to inclement weather. This time at Dover Motor Speedway.
As a result, the starting lineup will be set by the Rule Book, putting Parker Kligerman and Cole Custer on the front row. Sheldon Creed will start from third, while Jordan Anderson Racing teammates Jeb Burton and Parker Retzlaff will complete the top five.
Austin Hill, the sole multi-time winner in the series this year, will start the race from sixth place, while Josh Williams, Brandon Jones, Brennan Poole, and Chandler Smith will complete the top-10 starters for Saturday’s event.
NASCAR Adjusts Start Time for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Race at Dover Due to Weather Forecast
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Due to the forecast calling for inclement weather for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Wurth 400 at Dover Motor Speedway, NASCAR has announced that the start of the race will be moved up an hour from the originally scheduled time.
The green flag for Sunday’s race is set for approximately 1:11 PM ET, while television coverage of the race will move from 2:00 PM ET to 1:00 PM ET.
FS1 will remain the network for the television coverage of Sunday’s race, and PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will still provide the radio broadcast of the event as well.
Greg Biffle to Contest SRX Thursday Night Thunder Race at Thunder Road
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Greg Biffle, who has competed in the SRX Racing Series for a total of eight races over the last two seasons, will return to the series in 2023 as he’ll contest the July 20th event at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont.
SRX Racing made the announcement of Biffle’s addition to the 2023 driver roster on Friday.
“I am so excited to return to the SRX series for a third season,” said Biffle in an SRX Racing press release. “What I look forward to the most is getting to compete with 12 of the best drivers in the world and see new racetracks. I can’t wait to experience Thunder Road for the first time!”
Report: Shane Van Gisbergen Expected to Join PROJECT91 for Inaugural Chicago Street Race
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Shane van Gisbergen – a three-time champion in the Repco Supercars Championship – is expected to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut later this season, as the latest member of Trackhouse Racing’s PROJECT 91 program.
According to a report from V8Sleuth.com, the 33-year-old driver’s debut is expected to coincide with NASCAR’s first-ever street course race, scheduled in Chicago during the first weekend in July.
In speaking with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio last month, Justin Marks, co-owner of Trackhouse Racing, revealed that there would be a new driver aboard the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro later this year.
NASCAR (And ARCA) Television Schedule: Friday, April 28, 2023
10:30 AM ET - NASCAR Cup Practice / Qualifying (start) (FS2 / FOX Sports App)
11:00 AM ET - NASCAR Cup Practice / Qualifying (finish) (FS1 / FOX Sports App)
12:30 PM ET - NASCAR Xfinity Series RaceDay (FS1 / FOX Sports App)
1:30 PM ET - NASCAR Xfinity Series Race (FS1 / FOX Sports App)
4:30 PM ET - ARCA East Race (FloRacing)
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