A look back at Fontana and a small look forward at what to come.

Below I’ve included the TV Schedule for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2022. Second race back in the West this weekend at Las Vegas and the first of the 1½ milers, that may give us an indication of what kind of racing we’ll get on the “cookie cutters” this year. Trucks are back again at LVMS on Friday night after the last weekend of.

 Last weekend we had the first Cup race of the year outside the Super Speedways , and a first look into what the racing may look like. To early to tell now on how the racing going to look like due to the some what unique nature of Auto Club Speedway. I always kind of liked the racing at Fontana from the start of the racing there, and this year was no exception. With the wide track and cars panning out in multipel lines is just great racing and both series was great to watch. I like most of you love short track racing, but to convert Auto Club Speedway over to a short track would IMHO be a mistake. I have a some good friends that live a short drive from the track and below is a few pictures from there race weekend at the track.

Five wide salute at Auto Club Speedway
Picture of Alex Bowman on Saturday morning putting his feet in the concrete for the walk of Fame. They asked him how it felt, he said “squishy”.

For anyone thinking of coming over to see a NASCAR race, get tickets for the whole weekend, every day available. Get garage passes if you can. Every track has a web page for race weekend events, times for meet and greets, and when the gates open. Go early, first in line is the time to get in, do everything you can, see what they have going on. Don’t be shy, ask questions, everyone, fans and officials will be happy to help you. It’s really safe and family friendly. Most of all get a clear backpack and bring in your own water and snacks and food. The lines for food and drinks are long and take a long time and are expensive. Go early, have fun, see it all, not just the racing.

After have started of there season in St. Petersburg Florida, Indy Car and Indy Lights have a few weeks off before Indy Car returns to Texas for the first Oval race of the year. From the Swedish horizon, Marcus Ericsson hade speed in race car during the race but a penalty at the yellow flag pitstops sent him to back of the field. Ericsson manage to save a top ten, ( P.9 ). Felix Rosenqvist on the other hand never really came into the match. A good start of the year for Linus Lundqvist in Indy Lights, third place this time. Next races for Indy Lights is not until the First of May at Barber Motorsports Park.

Photos above are credited with thanks to Tamara and Keeley

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Friday, March 4
SERIESTIME (US.EST)TIME (CET)RACETV (US)TV (SWEDEN)
NASCAR TRUCKS4:30 PMPRACTICE / QUALIFYINGF.S.-1
NASCAR XFINITY6:30 PMPRACTICE / QUALIFYINGF.S.-1
NASCAR TRUCKS8:00 PMPRERACE SHOWF.S.-1
NASCAR TRUCKS9:00 PM2:30 (lör)VICTORIA’S VOICE FOUNDATION 200F.S.-1VIAPLAY
Saturday, March 5
SERIESTIME (US.EST)TIME (CET)RACETV (US)TV (SWEDEN)
NASCAR CUP1:30 PMPRACTICE F.S.-2
NASCAR CUP2:00 PMQUALIFYINGF.S.-1
NASCAR XFINITY3:30 PMPRERACE SHOWF.S.-1
NASCAR XFINITY4:30 PM22:00ALSCO UNIFORMS 300F.S.-1VIAPLAY
Sunday, March 6
SERIESTIME (US.EST)TIME (CET)RACETV (US)TV (SWEDEN)
NASCAR CUP2:00 PMPRERACE SHOWF.S.-1
NASCAR CUP3:00 PM21:00PENNZOIL 400FOXV SPORT MOTOR  VIAPLAY

Photo Credit (cover);  Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Stay Safe

//B

3 comments

  1. Berra,
    What I saw of Fontana I enjoyed. I suspect the short track conversion may be rethought. Watched some of the St. Pete IndyCar, too. I can’t watch long because announcer Leigh Diffey really gets on my nerves with his constant screaming. For a street venue, what I saw was competitive.
    DF

    1. Thanks Dave for stopping by and commenting. IMHO the Vegas race and the one in Phoenix is going to be some what of a decider on how the Car will hold up and how the racing is going to be.

      Over here we are fortunate to have some GREAT announcers for the Indy broadcasts. Strangely enough the Indy Car TV coverage is better here than you got in the US live coverage here of the second practice and qualifying!

  2. I am still trying to figure out how I feel about the low profile tires and new wheels. Some of the racing was good, but I felt some of it lacked something…
    Thanks for the article and the schedule!

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