Weekend Motorsports Roundup, August 30-31, 2014

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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?


We don't talk a lot about firm, deep-seated beliefs very often here at Jalopnik. Sure, there are the universally held ones, both old and new. The answer is always Toyota Tercel. The Yugo was the greatest hot hatch of the 1980s.

But I have one that is much more personal than that, and I don't believe that many others share it.

That's because I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is the most overlooked and underrated race on the entire NASCAR circuit.

At least if we base it all on last year's race.


Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott had an absolutely epic battle, with Elliott eventually destroying Dillon's race when he put him into the tire barrier on the very last corner of the very last lap.

That's a harsh move, and if anyone deserved to get slapped because of it, it was Elliott, by Dillon. But Elliott did not get slapped, not by Dillon. Or by anyone at all, really, because the Truck Series is better than that.


No, Max Papis got slapped, instead. Max Fucking Papis.


That's because Papis basically tried to do his best Chase Elliott impression on Mike Skeen shortly after, throwing Skeen into the wall.

And that slap was hilarious.

Okay, so maybe it wasn't the most exemplary moment in all of racing history. Maybe it wasn't the Mille Miglia, or the inaugural running of the Indy 500. Drivers aren't usually proud of ruining someone else's race, and there are unwritten rules, and blah blah blah.


You know what, though? I don't really care. I don't really care who won the race or who didn't win the race, or who put who in the wall. It's in the past, and I'm not one to hold a grudge like that because a) I'm not actually racing in the Truck Series, contrary to popular belief and b) I bet Chase Elliott is probably a really nice guy. He seems like a nice guy.

But I did get to see some really incredible racing around a road course, some trucks with too much power and too little grip, great driver battles, and oh yeah, Max Papis got slapped. By another driver's girlfriend. And then he gave the most epic European sneer of all European sneers.


Like another knight just slapped him with a glove, and now a duel to the death is the only way out.

And let me just remind you, this was at a truck race. A NASCAR truck race. You don't get that kind of thing at, say, a Formula One race. Though if Nicole Scherzinger managed to slap Romain Grosjean, followed by the most dignified evil eye this side of Sauron, I might be able to die happy.


Anyways, what I'm saying is, the NASCAR truck race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is this weekend. Oh, and there's IndyCars at Fontana, too.

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


All times below are EDT

NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500 Practice

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Hampton, Georgia

3 PM Saturday on FS2

NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 To Benefit Feed The Children Qualifying

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Hampton, Georgia

4 PM Saturday on FS2

NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500 Final Practice

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Hampton, Georgia

6 PM Saturday on FS2

NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 To Benefit Feed The Children

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Hampton, Georgia

7 PM Saturday on ESPN2

IndyCar MAVTV 500

Auto Club Speedway

Fontana, California

9 PM Saturday on NBCSN

MotoGP British Grand Prix

Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

7 AM Sunday on FS1

NHRA Chevrolet Performance US Nationals Qualifying

Lucas Oil Raceway

Indianapolis, Indiana

11 AM Sunday on ESPN2

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ontario

1 PM Sunday on FS1

NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Hampton, Georgia

7 PM Sunday on ESPN

Photo credit: Getty Images



If you like slow cars going fast:


DATE OF EVENT:Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31


ROUND(S):TC/TCA/TCB Rounds 11 and 12

TC/TC-A/TCB teams head to Brainerd, MN and Brainerd International Raceway to do battle.

Live on www.world-challengetv.com. Specific broadcast times TBA.

Also on www.world-challengeTV.com after initial broadcast

Live streaming of races is available on WWW.WORLD-CHALLENGETV.COM

Race 1 - Saturday, 4:45.

Race 2 - Sunday, 12:55 pm.

Times listed above are based on the Central timezone.