Stafford Motor Speedway: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly card
Friday: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 50-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 25-lap Limited Sportsman, 15-lap DARE Stock and 20-lap Legends. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m; Features: Immediately following qualifying.
Of note: Stafford celebrates Military Appreciation Night with $10 admission for those presenting valid military identification (active or retired). ... The Late Model and Limited Late Model divisions get showcased with extra distance events for each division. The Late Models go 50 laps, 10 beyond their usual distance. The Limited Late Models run five more laps than usual for their Xtra Mart Xtra D event. ... Reigning SK Modified division champion Rowan Pennink has won both SK Modified features here this year. ... Tom Fearn won last week's Late Model feature at Stafford. Michael Bennett, the 2015 division champion, won the other feature run this year. ... Tony Membrino Jr. has won the first two SK Light Modified features this year at Stafford. Membrino has won all five SK Light Modified races contested at the state's three short tracks this season, with two victories at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and one at Thompson Speedway. ... Paul Arute won last week's Limited Late Model feature, joining Albert Saunders as the division's only winners this year. ... Tyler Trott was victorious in the DARE Stock Division last week. Alexandra Fearn won the division's first race of the season.
New London-Waterford Speedbowl: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Saturday: 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 35-lap Late Model, 25-lap Mini Stock, 25-lap Legends and 35-lap North East Mini Stock Tour. Grandstands open: 3 p.m.; Qualifying: 5:30 p.m.; Features: 7 p.m.
Of note: The North East Street Stock Tour makes its first visit to Connecticut in 2016. ... Diego Monahan and Dylan Izzo were winners in the two SK Modified features run last week. ... Keith Rocco won the opening SK Modified feature of the year. ... Ted Christopher leads the SK Modified division standings with Dennis Perry four points off the lead and Rob Janovic five behind. ... Ray Christian III won the last Late Model event here May 14. Keith Rocco won the season-opening event for the division on May 8. ... Rocco leads reigning division champion Jason Palmer by two points in the Late Model standings. Anthony Flannery four points off the lead and Christian six points behind Rocco. ... Sean Caron was victorious in the Mini Stock feature last week. Jordan Hadley and Wayne Burroughs Jr. also have wins in the division this year. ... Burroughs, the reigning division champion, leads Ken Cassidy Jr. by four points at the top of the Mini Stock standings. Dave Trudeu is five points off the lead.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Coac Cola 600, Charlotte, N.C.
Sunday: 6 p.m., FOX
Of note: Carl Edwards managed his fuel wisely last year, getting 62 laps out of his last tank of gas to post his first win for Joe Gibbs Racing. ... Last week Joey Logano took the lead from Kyle Larson with two laps left to win the All-Star Race and take home the $1 million prize.
Indy 500, Indianapolis
Sunday: noon, ABC.
Of note: Last year, 15 years after winning his first Indy 500, Juan Pablo Montoya claimed the signature victory of his return to the series..
Shawn Courchesne, editor/publisher, RaceDayCT.com. Associated Press reports included