Good afternoon! Back at the dirt of Eldora Speedway, here is everything you need to know before tonight's 150-lap main event!
Schedule with Times:
All times are eastern
Qualifying race times are estimates, starts at 7
Channel is FS1
Qualifications for Qualifiers - 4:30 PM
First Qualifier - 7:00 PM
Second Qualifier - 7:09 PM
Third Qualifying Race - 7:18 PM
Fourth Qualifier - 7:27 PM
Fifth Qualifier - 7:36 PM
Last Chance Qualifier - 8:15 PM
Main Event - 9:00 PM
How it really works:
Qualification sets up qualifiers (heats)
1st - 25th ~ Top 5 finishers from qualifiers
26th - 27th ~ Top 2 from Last Chance Qualifier
28th - 31st ~ Owners Provisionals placed by fastest lap from qualifying
32nd ~ Past Champion or Owner Provisional
Main Event - Any other race with stages
One's to watch tonight: Ryan Newman (3), JR Heffner (15), Tyler Dippel (17), Chase Briscoe (27), Max McLaughlin (38), Logan Seavey (51), Stewart Friesen (52), Chris Windom (54), Kyle Strickler (63), Matt Crafton (88), Sheldon Creed (99)
2013 (inaugural) - Austin Dillon
2014 - Darrell Wallace Jr.
2015 - Christopher Bell
2016 - Kyle Larson
2017 - Matt Crafton*
* = Racing tonight
FOX Sports have added two dirt aces to their broadcast tonight; Kyle Larson will be in the booth and Christopher Bell on pit road, two past-winners of this event.
Enjoy tonight's racing, we'll have full coverage of all the action! Make sure to tune into our story/twitter for updates. It is going to be a fun night!
Photo: Hattori Racing
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