Where to watch IndyCar, NASCAR, and IMSA this weekend (August 7, 2022)

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IndyCar – Nashville Street Circuit
Sunday, August 7 – 3:00 PM ET – NBC

One of the most ambitious circuits of the past decade, IndyCar’s Nashville Street Circuit is a well-marketed attempt to bring top-level motor racing to the heart of a growing entertainment center that has already proven it can host a solid crowd in its first year. It’s also one of the strangest trails in the world, thanks to two prongs extending over a bridge and a very narrow section on the other side of that bridge. It’s like a high-stakes Formula E track, with all the awkwardly tight corners punctuated by the dangerous top speed over the river.

In Year 2, the Nashville GP marks the last street circuit event of the season. After that, the IndyCar schedule ends with just one race on the oval and two on the Natural Terrain Road courses. This makes it the final shot for those of the six remaining championship contenders who are flanking these tracks to press their advantage. That list includes championship leader Will Power, whose impressive one-lap speed is a huge asset on tracks where passing is more difficult.

IMSA – America’s Way
Sunday, August 7 – 12:00 PM ET – USA

Road America is the crown jewel of the IMSA schedule. It also marks the last sprint of the current generation of DPi prototypes. These cars will run again in 10 Petit Le Mans, then the GTP era will finally begin driving the long-awaited LMDH rule set.

With time running out in the DPi era, it appears Acura teams are in complete control. The Wayne Taylor Racing duo of the Rolex 24 in the award-winning Daytona pair is trailing Meyer Shank by 56 points, with the Cadillac first team trailing by 92 points.

NASCAR – Michigan International Motor Speedway
Sunday, August 7 – 3:00 PM ET – USA

With the NASCAR Cup Series heading to Michigan, the picture of the final game has become somewhat clear. Another winner in the closing races could turn things around, but for now Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr are 90 or more points ahead of Kevin Harvick in this year’s qualifier in terms of points. Blaney beats the Truex by 20, leaving Joe Gibbs Racing as the driver at risk of disqualification.

This weekend’s race in Michigan should be the quietest of the four remaining races of the regular season. Next comes a short track, an on-road track, and a race track. If Blaney or Truex want to win and walk out of this conversation completely, there’s no time like the present.

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