FOX is advertising the racing season finale for FOX Sports and the first ever broadcast of X-Fighters Freestyle Motocross from Japan as the big race highlights of the weekend. Below is the press release from FOX.
2013 NASCAR ON FOX SEASON FINALE THIS SUNDAY – The NASCAR on FOX team signs off on its 2013 coverage on Sunday, June 2 (12:30 PM ET) with NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Dover, DE.
Host Chris Myers welcomes viewers inside the friendly confines of the Hollywood Hotel to cover
NASCAR’s most recent news and happenings with analysis from Michael Waltrip and Darrell Waltrip.
This week’s prerace sets the scene for the second half of the Sprint Cup season. Once the green flag
drops, race announcer Mike Joy is alongside analysts Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to call all
the exciting action while Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for reports on
teams and pit stops. FOX Sports’ Jeff Hammond serves as the network’s roving analyst, taking fans
from the garages to pit road and everywhere in between at Dover International Speedway.
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MCREYNOLDS: WATCH OUT FOR KURT BUSCH — Following yet another impressive performance
this past weekend in Charlotte by driver Kurt Busch, NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds
believes this is the former champion's best shot in recent years to make the 2013 Chase. "Busch and
crew chief Todd Berrier and the entire Furniture Row team continue to amaze and impress week after
week," said McReynolds. "Kurt started on the outside of the front row in Charlotte, and ran in the top five
almost all night." McReynolds was quick to point out how Busch's battery dying during the red flag
stoppage of Sunday’s race didn't stop his team. "They were able to get the battery changed and still
fought back to a third-place finish, which is nothing short of amazing. This is a team that can make its
way into the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup."
For more from McReynolds, click here: http://on-msn.com/12Pv59c
NASCAR REVS UP SUPPORT FOR AUTISM SPEAKS WITH CELEBRITY-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Drive for Autism Celebrity-Am Golf Outing tees off on Thursday, May 29, at DuPont Country Club in
Wilmington, DE, as part of the events surrounding the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. The
tournament is chaired by NASCAR on FOX director Artie Kempner, with several NASCAR on FOX
personalities in attendance. On Sunday, Dover International Speedway, NASCAR, FedEx and the
national advocacy organization Autism Speaks partner to create an autism-friendly NASCAR race
experience for families. Families impacted by autism can attend the “Autism Speaks Day at the Races,”
which features pre-race presentations by advocates and experts. During the race, a dedicated quiet zone
in the grandstand allows parents to bring their children to a sensory-friendly place to get away from the
crowd and noise and take in the action.
X-FIGHTERS FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS TOUR HITS JAPAN FOR FIRST TIME – The Red Bull XFighters 2013 World Tour heads to Japan for the first time ever when the world’s best freestyle
motocross (FMX) riders perform in Osaka at the fourth stop of this year's thrilling six-round championship
battle. FUEL TV telecasts the contest live on Saturday, June 1 (6:30 AM ET). Japan’s own Taka
Higashino is one to watch after taking third at the last round in Glen Helen, CA. However, France’s
Thomas Pagès, the winner of the season opener in Mexico City, is leading the tour standings following
his second-place finish in Glen Helen. Dubai winner Dany Torres of Spain (210 points) and Glen Helen
victor Rob Adelberg (210 points) are close behind. Another rider to watch is defending champion Levi
Sherwood of New Zealand (145 points), who remains in the thick of the battle.
NEW TRACK TESTS RACERS ON LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS – For the first time in 15 years, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship makes a stop in the Southeast for the
inaugural running of the Built Ford Tough Tennessee National at the historic Muddy Creek Raceway in
Blountville, TN. The third stop of the tour takes live on FUEL TV Saturday, June 1 (3:00 PM ET) when
the network telecasts the second motos. Ryan Villopoto has started the 2013 season perfectly, winning
all four 450 Class motos through the first two rounds of competition. Sitting second overall in the
championship standings, reigning champion Ryan Dungey is all too familiar with the runner-up position
early in the season. After James Stewart swept the first four motos of 2012, it wasn't until round three
that Dungey began a win streak that lasted ten motos. Dungey has been in lead contention all season
long, and the Minnesota native looks to secure his first win at an all-new venue that has the potential to
deliver an even playing field for everyone.