The HD Racer – May 28-31

indy500One would think that with the Indianapolis 500 being run this Sunday that the rest of the racing world would be pretty quiet. If you thought that, as I did, you are sorely mistaken. Along with the Indy cars running at the famed “Brickyard” Formula 1, its junior series Gp2, NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide, American Le Mans, Australian V8 Supercars, and the Grand Am Rolex series all have races airing this weekend!  Friday starts of quiet with only the final practice session from Turkey for the Formula 1 boys. Saturday is when things really start to get crazy! Speed has qualifying and practice coverage for Formula 1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, and NASCAR Nationwide Series along with the Australian V8 Supercar race at 5:00pm. CBS is airing the American Le Mans race from Laguna Seca that actually took place last weekend, and ABC has the NASCAR Nationwide series race at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday is another big day with Speed showing the GP2 and Formula 1 races from Turkey back-to-back starting at 6:00 a.m. Then ABC has the Indianapolis 500 at 1:00 p.m. Fox rounds out the coverage for the day carrying the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at 5:30 p.m. With the holiday weekend, and probably due to the already crowded motorsports schedule, the Rolex Series is running at Lime Rock on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. on Speed.

Friday, MAY 28

7:00 a.m. speed Formula 1* – Turkish Grand Prix Practice

Saturday, MAY 29

7:00 a.m. speed Formula 1* – Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying
9:30 a.m. speed NASCAR Nationwide – Qualifying from Charlotte
12:30 p.m. speed NASCAR Sprint Cup – Final Practice from Charlotte
1:30 p.m. cbs_logo American Le Mans Series – Monterey Sports Car Championship from Laguna Seca
2:30 p.m. abc_logo NASCAR Nationwide – TECH-NET Auto Service 300 from Charlotte
5:00 p.m. speed Australlian V8 Supercars* from Winton

Sunday, MAY 30

6:00 a.m. speed GP2 Championship Series* – Turkey
7:30 a.m. speed Formula 1* – Turkish Grand Prix
1:00 p.m. abc_logo Indianapolis 500
5:30 p.m. hd_logo_fox NASCAR Sprint Cup – Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte

Monday, MAY 31

2:00 p.m. speed Rolex Sports Car Series from Lime Rock
*Formula 1, GP2, and Australian V8 Supercars are all unfortunately in SD.


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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.