Weekend Motorsports Roundup, October 19-20, 2013

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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?


First off we should start out this weekend's edition of WMR with a big tip of our collective hat and a hearty "godspeed" once more to NASCAR racer and fellow Jalop Parker Kligerman, who announced this week that he's getting a ride at the pinnacle of the sport in the Sprint Cup series. Parker is almost certainly most famously known for slapping a Jalopnik sticker on his car, which is probably why they allowed him to race in the first place, and for also being blazingly fast. But probably the sticker thing.

Parker starts with Swan Racing on November 3rd, and we wish him the best of luck. Though he may not even need it this weekend, as he's already qualified in the Top 5 at Talladega in the Truck Series, where he won his first race last year.

But as Parker continues his journey on the road to being one successful Jalop, we must remember that this weekend another journey comes to a close. That's right, we're talking about the venerated American Le Mans Series. This weekend is 16th and final Petit Le Mans of ALMS, as the series closes out before its merger with the Rolex Grand Am Series to form United SportsCar Racing.

We'll be having a bit more of a tribute to the series later in the day, but as the series bows out you should make sure to watch. It's been a wonderful 16 years, and we'll truly miss it.


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.

All times Eastern.

American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans

Road Atlanta

Braselton, Georgia

11 AM Saturday, 2:30 PM Saturday, and 8 PM Saturday (really all day, intermittently) on SPEED2 and FS2


NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 500 Qualifying

Talladega Super Speedway

Talladega, Alabama

12 PM Saturday on FS2

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola

Talladega Super Speedway

Talladega, Alabama

3:30 PM Saturday on FS1

Indy Lights Lefty's Kids Club 100

Auto Club Speedway

Fontana, California

7 PM Saturday on NBCSN

IndyCar MAVTV 500

Auto Club Speedway

Fontana, California

8 PM Saturday on NBCSN

AMA Supercross Monster Energy Cup

Sam Boyd Stadium

Las Vegas, Nevada

9 PM Saturday on FS2

DTM Hockenheim


Hockenheim, Germany

7 AM Sunday on SPEED2

NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 500

Talladega Super Speedway

Talladega, Alabama

1 PM Sunday on ESPN

Australian V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

Mount Panorama Circuit

Bathurst, Australia

8 PM Sunday on FS2



On Saturday, IndyCar is certainly the most interesting one. I urge everyone to watch this race. This is the final race of the 2013 season. The championship is not settled yet. Scott Dixon is leading Helio Castroneves by 25 points. Both were penalized for an unscheduled engine change and start the race outside of top 10. The championship could go either way. Last year Hunter-Reay entered this race with a sizable deficit against Will Power, but won the title after Power crashed against the wall.

Oh yeah.. the Bathurst race is also good but it ended a week ago. It's just for some reason we get the TV coverage one week late in the USA..