MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 (90 laps, 226.8 miles (364.99 kilometers) around a 2.52-mile 12-turn permanent road course) stages end Laps 20, 40 and 90, Sonoma Raceway; Sonoma, Calif.
TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 3:18 p.m. ET) -- FS1 (Radio: Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90).
THIS WEEK: The series is back in action after the Father's Day break for the first of three-road course races of the season, turning left and right this Sunday at Sonoma. This is the 16th of 36 races this season. ... For the track's 50th anniversary, a return to the historic layout and "The Carousel" turns 4 through 7 are back, stretching the course out more than a half mile. ... This will be the 31st series race at the track, dating back to 1989. ... Martin Truex Jr. won this race last year and will be looking to add another trophy to the three he's already brought home in 2019. ... Joey Logano won from the pole at Michigan two weeks ago. ... Logano's win was the fifth this season for a Ford Mustang, with a Toyota Supra taking nine of the other 11. That leaves the Chevrolet Camaro with two wins. ... Handling will be at a premium at Sonoma, something the Chevrolets have struggled with all season. ... *Logano leads the Cup standings with 614 points, followed by *Kyle Busch (605), *Brad Keselowski (541), Kevin Harvick (539), *Elliott (531), *Truex (499), *Denny Hamlin (491), Kurt Busch (485), Ryan Blaney (436) and Alex Bowman (433) rounding out the top 10.
BEST BETS: Harvick is the favorite to win at Sonoma at 7/2, followed by Truex at 17/4 and Elliott at 11/2. Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch are 6/1. Kyle Larson is a great value at 40/1.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
THIS WEEK: The series takes the week off after visiting Iowa last week, where Christopher Bell dominated on his way to Victory Lane. ... Next on the schedule is a visit to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on June 29. ... *Tyler Reddick leads the Xfinity standings with 649 points, followed by *Bell (598), *Cole Custer (563), Justin Allgaier (527), Austin Cindric (522), Chase Briscoe (470), John Hunter Nemechek (463), Noah Gragson (461), *Michael Annett (439) and Justin Haley (424).
GANDER OUTDOORS SERIES: CARSHIELD 200 (160 laps, 200 miles around a 1.25-mile oval), World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway; Madison, Ill.
TV: Saturday, 10 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 10:16 p.m. ET) -- FS1 (Radio: Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90).
THIS WEEK: The series makes its annual trip to the St. Louis area at a track it has raced on since 1998. There was a three-year break from 2011-13 making this the 19th race at the track. ... This will be the 11th of 23 races on the season ... Justin Haley won this race last year. ... Gateway is a fast track for its short distance and known to see tempers flaring when the trucks visit. ... Brett Moffitt was the winner last week at Iowa, but only after Ross Chastain's winning truck was disqualified after post-race inspection. Chastain had led 141 of the 200 laps. ... Johnny Sauter is suspended for the Gateway race after retaliating against Austin Hill during the Iowa race. Sauter, already a race-winner this year, will remain playoffs eligible as long as he remains in the top 20 in the standings. ... Grant Enfinger leads the Truck standings (429 points), followed by Matt Crafton (382), Stewart Friesen (380), *Moffitt (378), Ben Rhodes (375), Harrison Burton (336), *Hill (334), *Sauter (326), Todd Gilliland (294) and Sheldon Creed (293).
NTT DATA INDYCAR SERIES: REV GROUP GRAND PRIX (55 laps, 220 miles around a 4.008-mile 14-turn permanent road course), Road America; Elkhart Lake, Wis.
THIS WEEK: Road America opened in 1955 and has been hosting major events ever since with the IndyCar Series coming in 2016. ... This is the fourth year for the race, but the rival and now-defunct CART Series raced at the track every year from 1982-2007 except for 2005. ... Long for a road course at just over four miles, fuel management can be an issue, but there is no shortage of places to pass. ... Josef Newgarden won this race last year and comes into it with a win in Texas two weeks ago. ... American Newgarden leads the standings (367 points), followed by American Alexander Rossi (342), France's Simon Pagenaud (319), New Zealand's Scott Dixon (278) and Japan's Takuma Sato (272) rounding out the top five.
Standings per INDYCAR.com.
FORMULA ONE: FRENCH GRAND PRIX (53 laps, 192 miles around a 3.63-mile 15-turn permanent road course), Circuit Paul Ricard; Le Castellet, France.
TV: Sunday, 9 a.m. ET (Green flag approx. 9:10 a.m. ET) -- ESPN (Radio: SiriusXM Radio Channel 132).
THIS WEEK: The French Grand Prix came back for the first time since 2008 last season and it was back at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time since 1990. ... This is the eighth of 21 races this season and is the first of seven straight that will be contested in Europe. ... The circuit has a long straight (Mistral) broken up by a chicane, but all eyes will be on Turn 10 (Signes), a right-hand sweeper that drivers will attempt to take flat out if they want to hold position. ... Lewis Hamilton won the race in Canada, but only after Sebastian Vettel -- who had crossed the finish line first -- was penalized five seconds for an on-track incident between him and Hamilton on Lap 48 of 70. ... Great Britain's Hamilton leads the standings with 162 points in his Mercedes, with Finland's Valtteri Bottas second (133) in a Mercedes, followed by Germany's Vettel, Ferrari (100), Belgium's Max Verstappen, Red Bull (88) and Monaco's Charles Leclerc, Ferrari (72).
Standings per F1.com.
NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS, Thursday-Sunday, at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park; Norwalk, Ohio.
TV: Eliminations, Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET (Tape-delayed) FS1
THIS WEEK: The NHRA heads to Ohio for the 12th of 24 events this season and the final of four straight weekends of action. ... Winners last week at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee were Mike Salinas in Top Fuel and Bob Tasca III in Funny Car. Both Pro Stock classes were off, but the cars and motorcycles are back on track this weekend. ... Steve Torrence leads the Top Fuel standings (1,048 points), followed by Doug Kalitta (709), Salinas (691), Antron Brown (676) and Brittany Force (663) rounding out the top five. ... Hight leads Funny Car (990), followed by John Force (786), Tommy Johnson Jr. (783), Ron Capps (741) and Jack Beckman (720). ... Bo Butner is on top in Pro Stock (598), followed by Alex Laughlin (431), Erica Enders (393), Jason Line (390) and Greg Anderson (389). ... Andrew Hines leads Pro Stock Motorcycle (606), followed by Eddie Krawiec (534), Hector Arana Jr. (514), Matt Smith (444) and Karen Stoffer (349).
Standings per NHRA.com.
--By K. Lee Davis, Field Level Media