Smells Like Sepang!

This weekend marks the second race of the F1 season and as an added bonus it is also the first race of the 2014 IndyCar season. F1 Malaysian Grand Prix:

Malaysia is always site of an entertaining, and at times, controversial race.  For those that remember last year it was the race that involved the "Multi-21" scandal.  For those that did not follow last year, the Multi-21 scandal involved Red Bull Racing and their two drivers, one of which ignored team orders and dive bombed his teammate.  This fun video should jog your memory.

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The race should be fun, as the weather conditions change second to second, from bright sunny day to monsoon conditions.  The teams are also still coping with reliability issues of the new engines and the heat of Malaysia could be an issue.  If you on the west coast (PST) you can catch the race on NBC Sports at 12:30 am Sunday March 30, or set your DVRs.

IndyCar at St Petersburg Florida:

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IndyCar returns this season with the first race occurring at a street course in St. Petersburg.  If previous years are any indication this race could either be one of the most exciting on the calendar or turn into a 50 lap yellow flag death march.

IndyCar is a season mixed with exciting road course and several oval tracks, including the famous Indy 500.  IndyCar has a diverse field of drivers that have endurance racing such as the 24 Hours of LeMans, to even former F1 drivers such as Juan Pablo Montoyo.  Take note of the schedule for 2014 and note that IndyCar makes two stops in California with the Long Beach Grand Prix on April 13th and the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on August 24th.  You can catch the St Petersburg Grand Prix on ABC at noon on March 30th.

Date Race name Track Location Television
1 March 30 United States Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida ABC
2 April 13 United States 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California NBCSN
3 April 27 United States Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama NBCSN
4 May 10 United States Grand Prix of Indianapolis[33] Indianapolis Motor Speedway — Road Course Speedway, Indiana ABC[34]
5 May 25 United States 98th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Indianapolis Motor Speedway — Oval Course Speedway, Indiana ABC
6 May 31 United States Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Belle Isle Detroit, Michigan ABC
7 June 1
8 June 7 United States Firestone 600 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas NBCSN
9 June 28 United States Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Reliant Park Houston, Texas NBCSN
10 June 29
11 July 6 United States Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania NBCSN
12 July 12 United States Iowa Corn Indy 300 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa NBCSN
13 July 19 Canada Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario NBCSN
14 July 20
15 August 3 United States Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio NBCSN
16 August 17 United States ABC Supply Wisconsin 250[35] The Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin NBCSN
17 August 24 United States GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, California NBCSN
18 August 30 United States MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships Auto Club Speedway Fontana, California NBCSN

 

GOGOGO!

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