Chris Buescher remains the man to beat, earning back-to-back wins at Richmond and now Michigan.
RFK Racing has achieved back-to-back victories in Cup races for the first time since 2010.
At Michigan, Buescher successfully defended his position against a determined Martin Truex Jr., who continues to increase his lead in the regular season championship. Truex is currently 57 points ahead of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin. Additionally, Truex announced his plans to participate in the 2024 season during the Michigan race.
Ty Gibbs currently occupies the 16th and last position in the playoffs, with a narrow three-point lead over Michael McDowell and a five-point advantage over Daniel Suarez. Only three races are left before the commencement of the playoffs.
Front Row Motorsports has recently declared that they will retain both Michael McDowell and Todd Gilliland for the upcoming 2024 season.
Tyler Reddick is defending winner at the Indianapolis RC, winning last year’s race while driving for Richard Childress Racing.
On Sunday, a special event will showcase numerous renowned racing figures from various parts of the motorsports industry. Shane van Gisbergen will make a comeback in the Project91 Trackhouse Racing team. He will be accompanied on the track by fellow Supercars sensation Brodie Kostecki, victorious Le Mans 24 drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Rockenfeller, and the esteemed Jenson Button, who secured the Formula 1 World Championship in 2009.
Chris Buescher, RFK Racing, Castrol Edge Ford Mustang celebrates his win
Photo by: Nigel Kinrade / NKP / Motorsport Images
Can you provide the schedule for the NASCAR event at Indianapolis?
The schedule is not final and may be modified; the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will be competing at the Indy RC, while the NASCAR Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series will be racing at IRP.
Friday, August 11
3:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series practice (IRP) – FS1
4:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying (IRP) – FS1
6:00 p.m. ET – ARCA Menards Series race (IRP / 200 laps) – FS1
9:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series race (IRP / 200 laps) – FS1
Saturday, August 12
9:30 a.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series practice – NBC Sports App
10:00 a.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying – NBC Sports App
11:30 a.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series practice – NBC Sports App
12:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – NBC Sports App
5:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series race (62 laps) – USA NETWORK
Sunday, August 13
2:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Indianapolis race (82 laps) – NBC
Can I observe?
- Date: Sunday, August 13
- The TV show will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Stages/Laps: (15/20/47) – 82 laps
- TV channel: NBC | TSN (Canada) | Other international viewing options
- Live stream: Peacock (post-race show)
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro
Photo by: Rusty Jarrett / NKP / Motorsport Images
Can you tell me the participants in the Indianapolis race?
39 cars are listed for the race, with three spots still available. Sunday’s race will feature drivers from seven different countries across four continents. As mentioned before, Van Gisbergen will be returning to drive for Trackhouse in the Project91 Chevrolet. Kobayashi will be behind the wheel of the No. 67 23XI Racing Toyota, Kostecki will drive the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Button will be in the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford, and Rockenfeller will pilot the No. 42 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet.
Andy Lally is participating in the race as well, driving the RWR Ford car with the number 51, alongside Button as his teammate.