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?

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This is a big weekend with a little bit of everything: IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge, NASCAR, F1, NHRA, MotoGP, AMA Supercross, and shoot, I'm even attempting not to crash a boyfriend's car at a time-speed-distance rally. There's magical frozen water in white clumps everywhere here. I'm from Texas. WE DON'T GET THAT. (Help!)

Last week's Formula One race was like watching Formula Ultra-Wacky Knockout Elimination Challenge. Look, a higher percentage of cars make it to the end of a 24 Hours of LeMons race than to the end of the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. It was a hot mess. Is this week going to be any better? Well, for one, we've at least got a delightfully clean and largely sponsorless pair of Manor Marussia cars now turning laps in practice, so whoohoo! Maybe those 2014 cars, y'know, work?

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Place your bets now for when (not if, but when) the Red Bull Renaults 'splode. I'm so glad my background is in LeMons racing. I feel like I understand Formula One's reliability plight so much better as a result. There are lemons. Turds. Rolling poopbaskets. This is the so-called pinnacle of motorsport? Okay. I'm pretty sure I could take on at least one McLaren in a Volkswagen Type 3, though. I'm just sayin'. It's bad. Really bad. Please get better soon, F1. Deliver sweet racing action like you should. Otherwise, this feels like a must-watch for all the wrong reasons.

F1, of course, isn't the only show on TV. We finally get IndyCar's season opener! Will the Honda IndyCars catch up with the Chevrolets in the race? It seems like Chevy's whole car package nailed it out of the bag, and now Honda's being forced to play catch-up. The fastest Honda in practice came in sixth, though, so thankfully, they're not too far off the pace. C'mon, Honda. Give us the cross-manufacturer battles we all deserve.

And oh, there's some crazy stuff going on with NASCAR tires, apparently. The rumor is that some teams have devised a system (read: drilled some holes) that allow tires to maintain a certain pressure instead of ballooning up when they get too hot. Who's cheating and how there? And why on earth are they doing that with something that's considered a safety item by nearly every racing series on the planet? Tampering with safety items is generally considered a bad idea, guys. Must we whip out the lecture about inadequately-tubed roll cages and unsafe fueling mods again?

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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.


Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying

Sepang International Circuit

Sepang, Malaysia

5:00 AM Saturday on NBCSN (replays at 5:00 PM Saturday on NBCSN and 1:00 AM Sunday on NBCSN)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 Qualifying

Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, VA

8:30 AM Saturday on FS1 (replay from 3/27; replay at 10:00 AM Sunday on FS1)


NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 Practice 2

Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, VA

10:00 AM Saturday on FS1


NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing

Auto-Plus Raceway

Gainesville, FL

10:00 AM Saturday on ESPN2 (replay from 3/12-15)


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 Qualifying

Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, VA

11:00 AM Saturday on FS1


WRC Rallye Deutschland 2014

Germany

12:00 PM Saturday on MAVTV (replay from 8/22-24; replay at 3:00 PM Saturday on MAVTV)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 Final Practice

Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, VA

1:00 PM Saturday on FS2 (last half only on at 1:30 PM Saturday on FS1)


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250

Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, VA

2:30 PM Saturday on FS1 (replay at 3:00 AM Sunday on FS1)


NHRA 4 Wide Nationals Qualifying

zMAX Dragway

Charlotte, NC

8:00 PM Saturday on ESPN2


AMA Supercross

Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis, MO

8:00 PM Saturday on FS1 (replay at 10:00 PM Sunday on FS2)


Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit

Sepang, Malaysia

2:30 AM Sunday on NBCSN (replay at 3:30 PM Sunday on NBCSN)


National Arenacross

Smoothie King Center

New Orleans, LA

9:00 AM Sunday on FS1


AMSOIL Championship Snocross Soaring Eagle's Ram Trucks National Round 1

Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino

Mt. Pleasant, MI

9:00 AM Sunday on CBSSN (replay from 2/27)


AMSOIL Championship Snocross Soaring Eagle's Ram Trucks National Round 2

Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino

Mt. Pleasant, MI

10:00 AM Sunday on CBSSN (replay from 2/28)


NHRA 4 Wide Nationals

zMAX Dragway

Charlotte, NC

1:00 PM Sunday on ESPN3.com (replay on 2:00 PM Sunday on ESPN)


NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500

Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, VA

1:00 PM Sunday on FS1


MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix

Losail International Circuit

Lusail, Qatar

2:00 PM Sunday on FS2 (replay at 9:00 PM Sunday on FS2)


IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL

3:00 PM Sunday on ABC


FIM Motocross MXGP

Patagonia Race Track

Neuquén, Argentina

5:00 PM Sunday on CBSSN


FIM Motocross MX2

Patagonia Race Track

Neuquén, Argentina

6:00 PM Sunday on CBSSN


MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix - Moto3

Losail International Circuit

Lusail, Qatar

7:00 PM Sunday on FS2


MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix - Moto2

Losail International Circuit

Lusail, Qatar

8:00 PM Sunday on FS2


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