Weekend Motorsports Roundup, May 17-18, 2014

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

This weekend is the proverbial calm before the storm. That usually portends something bad, but in the world of racing, it portends something wondiferous. Two somethings, in fact.

Those somethings are the biggest race in all of racing, the Indy 500, and the other biggest race in all of racing, the Monaco Grand Prix.

(Fans of Le Mans and Daytona and the Bathurst are also welcome to apply for that title, I really just hand it out to any race that asks. Except for the Malaysian Grand Prix. It knows what it did.)

Both races have long and storied pasts, but this weekend all we get is some Indy qualifying and some Monegasque partying.

So when it comes to real racing, most of what we've got on TV this weekend consists of the NASCAR all-star race, which is, of course, an exhibition.

Okay, so when it comes to real-real racing on TV, there's a Nationwide race, a MotoGP race, for people that like that sort of thing, an airplane race, and, of course, some drag racing.

And none of that sounds too bad.

If you know about anything we missed, or about good livestreams out there, let us know in the comments below.

All times below are EST.


IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Day 1)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis, Indiana

4 PM Saturday on ABC


NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord, North Carolina

7 PM Saturday on FS1


Red Bull Air Race World Championship Malaysia

Pujatraya Lake

Pujatraya, Malaysia

3 AM Sunday, livestream here


MotoGP Grand Prix de France

Bugatti Grand Prix Circuit

Le Mans, France

7 AM Sunday on FS1


IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Day 2)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis, Indiana

1 PM Sunday on ABC


NASCAR Nationwide Series Get To Know Newton 250 Presented by Sherwin Williams

Iowa Speedway

Newton, Iowa

1:30 PM Sunday on ESPN


ARCA Racing Menards 200 Powered by Federated Car Care

Toledo Speedway

Toledo, Ohio

2 PM Sunday on FS1


NHRA Southern Nationals

Atlanta Dragway

Commerce, Georgia

9 PM Sunday on ESPN2