Weekend Motorsports Roundup, October 4-5, 2014

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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Between a metric crap-ton of magical sky water that keeps being dropped on at Petit Le Mans and the typhoon heading for Suzuka, this weekend is bound to have at least one big factor to watch: RAIN.

Rain is supposed to be the great equalizer: power matters less when you can't put it all to the ground as effectively when the surface is wet. It's a whole different skill on top of everything else to be able to effectively navigate the varying levels of traction on a wet circuit at speed.

Let's be honest: we like it for the chaos. Bernie, you can put away the sprinkler system bids. Mother Nature's got this.

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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.

World Rally Championship Rallye de France - Saturday Coverage

Alsace, France

6:30 AM Saturday on MAVTV

TUDOR United SportsCar Petit Le Mans

Road Atlanta

Braselton, Georgia

11:00 AM ET Saturday livestream of the race in its entirety on IMSA.com; FS2 will broadcast the race from 3:00 PM Saturday through the end (2-hour replay at 4:30 PM Sunday on Fox)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino Practice 2

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas

11:00 AM Saturday on FS1

NASCAR Nationwide Kansas Lottery 300 Qualifying

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas

12:00 PM Saturday on FS2

Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying

Suzuka Circuit

Suzuka, Japan

12:30 PM Saturday on NBCSN (replay from 1:30 AM live broadcast)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 Final Practice

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas

2:00 PM Saturday on FS2

NASCAR Nationwide Kansas Lottery 300

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas

3:30 PM Saturday on ESPN

FIM World Championship SBK Superbike Round 11 Superpole

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

Magny-Cours, France

1:00 AM Sunday on beIN Sports

Formula One Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka Circuit

Suzuka, Japan

1:30 AM Sunday on NBCSN (replay at 2:30 PM Sunday on NBCSN)

30th Annual NHRA Nationals Qualifying

Maple Grove Raceway

Reading, PA

3:30 AM Sunday on ESPN2 (replay at 4:30 PM Sunday on ESPN2)

FIM World Championship SBK Superbike Round 11

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

Magny-Cours, France

5:00 AM Sunday on beIN Sports (replay at 1:00 AM Monday on beIN Sports)

World Rally Championship Rallye de France - Sunday Coverage

Alsace, France

6:00 AM Sunday on MAVTV

30th Annual NHRA Nationals

Maple Grove Raceway

Reading, PA

11:00 AM Sunday on ESPN3.com (replay at 8:00 PM Sunday on ESPN2)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas

2:00 PM Sunday on ESPN

ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kansas

7:30 PM Sunday on FS1

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