Alexadner Rossi Wins The Pole For Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

LONG BEACH, Calif – NAPA just needs to be on Alexander Rossi’s car for every Verizon IndyCar Series race. They first sponsored him for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. He’d win the prestigious race. Then, last year on another historic track at Watkins Glen, Rossi was sponsored by NAPA and not only won his first career pole, he won the race as well. Then, this weekend in Long Beach, he’s been strong. Oh yeah, NAPA is his sponsor too.

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

LONG BEACH, Calif – So far this weekend, five drivers have really separated themselves from the pack as favorites for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). While I can make a strong case for 10-15 drivers that could realistically win on Sunday, I went with five favorites and five sleepers. Here those are. 

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Pigot Quietly Having a Solid Weekend In Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – Want a good longshot winner for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)? Look no further than Spencer Pigot. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver is due for a good result and I think that comes this weekend. So far, Pigot has been solid. He was 12th, 11th and seventh respectively in all three practices out of his No. 21 Chevrolet. He’s improving in every session. On top of that, Pigot has been improving all year too. 

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Preece Has Proved Enough, He Deserves Top Cup Ride

Ryan Preece made a difficult decision a little over a year ago. See, Preece had enough funding to drive for another underbudget team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. But, he knew with this new found youth movement in the sport, it would be career suicide. Preece, was 26 years ago and in NASCAR’s terms, getting ready to be over the hill. When all these teenagers are signing manufacturer development deals, he would likely be passed over. So, he needed to do something drastic. He’d bet on himself. 

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Ryan Preece Scores Big Victory Saturday in Bristol

It was a wacky and wild day at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday. We saw 13 cautions in total, the most in over a decade. Several big contenders were caught up in incidents at some point along the way. When it was all said and done, a popular winner was left celebrating in victory lane on the .533-mile concrete oval. Ryan Preece won Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 in his No. 18 Toyota, marking his second career series victory. The other came…

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Several Big Named Drivers Starting From The Back For Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

So far this weekend, the action has been crazy at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. When looking at favorites or sleepers, this is turning into restrictor plate crazy levels. No one really stands out as clear favorites. Several big named drivers have struggled. The practice and qualifying timing sheets are all over the place. With the new track bite on the track, it’s making things very tricky. So far, it’s shaping up to be the old Bristol. 

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Three practice sessions and qualifying are now behind us, as Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the only thing left ahead. Weather will dictate what we do on Sunday, but here are five favorites and a few key sleepers to watch at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. 

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Front Row Motorsports, Leavine Family Racing Legit Sleepers This Weekend in Bristol

We have definitely seen a few Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers separate themselves from the pack as favorites. Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and a few others come to mind. But, there are some solid sleeper picks out there, a few have inched closer to the favorite rankings. Both Front Row Motorsports cars as well as Leavine Family Racing’s Kasey Kahne are there. Yes, they’re the top sleepers and this isn’t on a restrictor plate track. Lets start with FRM. 

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Vettel Earns Heineken Grand Prix of China (2 am ET/ESPN 2) In All Ferrari Front Row Lockout

For the second straight Formula One race, Ferrari’s have secured a front row lockout. That’s the first time since 2006 that they’ve done that, as Michael Schumacher won the pole in USA and France while his teammate at the time started second. Those were also Schumacher’s last two poles of his career too. This time, it’s Sebastian Vettel doing the trick. Last weekend, Vettel put his No. 5 Ferrari on the pole in Bahrain. This weekend, he earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s Heineken Chinese Grand Prix (2 am…

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