Weekend Motorsports Roundup, October 26-27, 2013

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?

Just when you think that it's late October and every single person you know who you hate is getting fat on pumpkin spice lattés because it's slightly chillier than last week and that's some sort of terrible excuse but you know they'll all take advantage of it anyway and you might as well go hibernate because what else is going on certainly not racing, you're proven wrong. We've got a fantastic slate of racing this week, in more and better varieties than you can imagine.

The big heavy hitter this weekend is the Indian Grand Prix. And you better savor it, because it may be the last one for awhile. Sure, it's supposed to be back in 2015, but that's as strong a promise as one from the 2000 Bush presidential campaign and hey, you want to be able to tell your kids you saw Kimi Raikkonen blast through an Indian circuit. Sebastian Vettel has been dominating, as usual, so we'll see if something else happens.

We've also got MotoGP lined up at the Motegi circuit, although as of now the entire race has been put in jeopardy by massive rains. "So what," you claim, "I've ridden my bike in torrential downpours and all I broke was three legs and an arm!" Apparently the issue is that they're worried they won't be able to get the medical helicopter off the ground. And no chopper, no race. So we'll be keeping an eye out for that one as well.

And while of course we've got NASCAR this weekend, I want to take a special minute to point out that for the first time in a while, we've got drag boat racing. Yes, drag racing, with boats. Should be awesome, though you'd be hard pressed to get me in one of those.

Who am I kidding, I'd kill to go for a ride in one of those.

We know there's been a few site changes recently, so in the interests of comfort and familiarity we'll be keeping the races in the body of the posts. Of course, please use our image annotation tool on the map above to show us races we might have missed, where they're being held, and where we can livestream them.

MotoGP Air Asia Grand Prix of Japan Qualifying

Twin Ring Motegi

Motegi, Japan

12:30 AM Saturday on SPEED2

Formula One Indian Grand Prix Qualifying

Buddh International Circuit

Greater Noida, India

4:30 AM Saturday on NBCSN

NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger Practice

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

10:30 AM Saturday on FS2

NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger Final Practice

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

12 PM Saturday on FS1

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

1 PM Saturday on FS1

MotoGP Air Asia Grand Prix of Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

Motegi, Japan

1 AM Sunday on FS2

Formula One Indian Grand Prix

Buddh International Circuit

Greater Noida, India

5 AM Sunday on NBCSN (replay at 2:30 PM)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

1 PM Sunday on ESPN

Lucas Oil Drag Boats World Finals

Chandler, Arizona

1 PM Sunday on FS1

Lucas Oil Offroad Racing

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park

Lake Elsinore, California

2 PM Sunday on FS1

MotoGP Moto2 Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

Motegi, Japan

3 PM Sunday on FS1

NHRA Toyota Nationals

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, Nevada

8 PM Sunday on ESPN2