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?
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s essentially the biggest weekend in motorsports. The Indianapolis 500 is Sunday, complete with Scott Dixon on pole position and Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso, who will skip the Monaco Grand Prix to race IndyCar’s biggest event, starting fifth.
The semi-retired, semi-still racing Jenson Button will take Alonso’s place in Monaco, the crown jewel of F1. If you’re in the Eastern Time Zone, the Monaco Grand Prix will make for an early wakeup call and the Indy 500 will carry you in to the afternoon.
The night will cap off with NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 night race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is the longest event of the season and will certainly feel like it. But, hey—next year, the Charlotte playoff race will run its road course-oval configuration to, hopefully, make for a more exciting show.
And, for most of the weekend, cars will be running around the Nürburgring for its annual Nürburgring 24 Hours. What a weekend, right? That’ll be streamed live on YouTube in both English and German, and the link to the English stream is listed below.
Also streaming will be a no-prep drag-racing event from Texas, and the FIM World Superbike Championship’s stop at Donington Park. It’ll be the World Superbike’s first event without regular competitor and 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who died Monday evening after being hit by a car while cycling. He was 35 years old.
The tape-delayed coverage includes Chili Bowl action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, FIM Motocross and the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. If you know of any additional racing events or streams going on this weekend, please feel free to share in the comments below.
All times ET.
Top Live Events
FIM World Superbike Championship: Round Six at Donington Park Circuit in Leicestershire, England
6 a.m. — Superpole coverage on beIN
6:15 a.m. — Superpole coverage on beIN
6:40 a.m. — Supersport Superpole coverage on beIN
7:15 a.m. — Supersport Superpole coverage on beIN
7:40 a.m. — Supersport 300 Superpole coverage on beIN
8:15 a.m. — Supersport 300 Superpole coverage on beIN
9:55 a.m. — World Superbike race coverage on beIN
11 a.m. — Supersport coverage (delayed) on beIN
6:05 a.m. — Supersport 300 race coverage on beIN
7 a.m. — Supersport race coverage on beIN
8 a.m. — Superstock 1000 race coverage on beIN
9:55 a.m. — World Superbike race coverage on beIN
Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco
6:30 a.m. — Practice (delayed) on NBC Sports Network
8 a.m. — Qualifying on NBC Sports Network/NBC Sports Live
10 a.m. — FIA Formula 2 Championship race (delayed) on NBC Sports Network
12 p.m. — FIA Formula 2 Championship race (delayed) on NBC Sports Network
1 a.m. — Qualifying (delayed) on NBC Sports Network
6 a.m. — FIA Formula 2 Championship race (delayed) on NBC Sports Network
7 a.m. — F1 Countdown on NBC Sports Network/NBC Sports Live
7:30 a.m. — F1 Countdown on NBC
8 a.m. — Race on NBC/NBC Sports Live
10 a.m. — Post-race show on NBC Sports Network/NBC Sports Live
10:30 a.m. — Race (delayed) on NBC Sports Network
Nürburgring 24 Hours: The Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
7:45 a.m. — Coverage via YouTube live stream
12 a.m. — Coverage continues via YouTube live stream
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
9 a.m. — Practice on Fox Sports 1
11:30 a.m. — Final practice on Fox Sports 1
5:30 p.m. — Pre-race show on FOX
6 p.m. — Race on FOX
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
10 a.m. — Qualifying on Fox Sports 1
12:30 p.m. — NASCAR RaceDay on Fox Sports 1
1 p.m. — Race on Fox Sports 1
3:30 p.m. — Post-race show on Fox Sports 1
Redemption No-Prep Series: Redemption 7.0 No-Prep at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas
1:30 p.m. — Coverage on SpeedVideo
Verizon IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana
10 a.m. — Pre-race show on ABC
11 a.m. — Race on ABC
Top Delayed Or Re-Aired Events
10 a.m. — Tulsa Shootout mini sprints race at the Chili Bowl on MAVTV
1 p.m. — Tulsa Shootout mini sprints race at the Chili Bowl on MAVTV
3 p.m. — Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Golden Isles Speedway on MAVTV
7 p.m. — Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Glen Helen Raceway on MAVTV
1 a.m. — Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Golden Isles Speedway on MAVTV
4 a.m. — Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Golden Isles Speedway on MAVTV
12 p.m. — FIM Motocross MX2 from Ernée, France on CBS Sports Network
1 p.m. — FIM Motocross MXGP from Ernée, France on CBS Sports Network
2 p.m. — Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in Wild West Motorsports Park on MAVTV
5 p.m. — Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in Wild West Motorsports Park on MAVTV
8 p.m. —Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on CBS Sports Network
9 p.m. — FIM Motocross MXGP from Ernée, France on CBS Sports Network