NASCAR at Mid-Ohio this weekend

LEXINGTON — This weekend, for the sixth time, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will stop at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Rock N Roll Tequila 170 Presented by Amethyst Beverage begins Friday and runs through Sunday. It features the future stars of NASCAR, who will battle fender-to-fender on the track.

Additional race weekend features include the legendary Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and the new Formula 3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda, adding some open-wheel racing to the weekend schedule. Six races will take

Races include:

  • Round 21 of 33 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series – 75 laps covering 169.35 miles; Stage 1: 20 laps, Stage 2: 20 laps, Stage 3: 35 laps
  • Rounds 8 of 13 for the Trans Am – TA2 Class; Round 6 of 11 for the Trans Am – TA Classes (TA, TA3, TA4). Each race 45 laps/101.96 miles or 75 minutes, whichever comes first)
  • Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of 16 for the F3 Americas Championship (3 races, each 30 minutes)

Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Rock N Roll Tequila 170 Presented by Amethyst Beverage will be broadcast live on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage at 2:30 p.m., race at 3 p.m.

NASCAR XFINITY past winners at Mid-Ohio include 2017: Sam Hornish Jr., Team Penske; 2016: Justin Marks, Chip Ganassi Racing; 2015: Regan Smith, JR Motorsports; 2014: Chris Buescher, Roush Fenway Racing and 2013: A.J. Allmendinger, Penske Racing.

Ticket information

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers an exceptional family value. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE all weekend (not Grandstands) when accompanied by a ticketed adult, plus free parking is available. General admission is $60 for the weekend, and Grandstand seating is $65 for the weekend. ($5 additional for tickets purchased at the gate.) Tent and motor home camping is available on site. To order tickets in advance, visit or by phone at 419-884-4000.

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Staff report