Raceline Radio Weekly Update and Show Guest Schedule: Week of May 28, 2023

Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network.

2023 is our 31st Season on the air across Canada!  


NTT IndyCar Series:

Last Race: Sunday May 28th: 107th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

The place was packed with close to 300 thousand in the pews! It was a good clean one, fast-paced until 3 red flags were waved over the last 15 laps for a variety of crashes and mishaps. The final restart with 2 laps left paved the way for Nashville, Tennessee’s Josef Newgarden! He swept by Marcus Ericsson approaching turn 3 of the final lap for his first 500 win, 19th for owner Roger Penske, in Joe’s 12th Indy 500 start. Marcus Ericsson, who didn’t think the race should have been restarted, finished 2nd, with Santino Ferrucci rounding out the podium for A.J. Foyt in 3rd. Canada’s Devlin DeFrancesco wound up 13th.

IndyCar Points into Detroit: Alex Palou leads Marcus Ericsson by 20.

Next Race: Sunday June 4th: Streets of Detroit, Michigan. Last year’s winner: Will Power.


Formula One World Driving Championship:

Last Race: Sunday May 28th: The Grand Prix of Monaco, Monte Carlo:

The rain didn’t slow down Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. He led every lap from the pole for his 4th win of the season, 39th of his career. Max was on a cruise when the rain came with 25 laps to go to trigger pit chaos as the field scrambled to switch to intermediate tyres. Max clipped the wall twice but never surrendered the lead in the slipperiness! He extended his championship lead over Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, who was twice lapped by Verstappen. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso was never a threat to Verstappen. His 2nd place his best result of the season, his 5th podium in 6 races. Esteban Ocon 3rd for Alpine to complete the podium. Canada’s Lance Stroll with barrier contact in the dry and the wet: a DNF.

Points into Spain: Verstappen tops Perez in Driver’s by 39. Red Bull leads Aston Martin in Constructors.

Next GP: Sunday June 4th: Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona. Last year’s winner: Sergio Perez.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: 

Next Race: Sunday May 28th:  The Coca Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina:

Sunday’s race rained out, postponed to Monday May 29th at 3pm Eastern. William Byron on the pole.

Cup Points into Charlotte: Ross Chastain leads Christopher Bell by 27.

Next Race: Sunday June 4th: World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, Illinois. Last year’s winner: Joey Logano.


IMSA Sports Cars:  

Last Race: May 14th: Laguna Seca, California:

Winners: GTP: Bourdais/Van der Zande Cadillac, LMP-2: Thomas/Jensen Oreca, GTD: Metni/Berlo Porsche, GTD Pro: Juncadella/Gounon Mercedes. Canada’s Pfaff Motorsports Bachler & Pilet 3rd in GTD Pro.

Next Race: June 2-3: Detroit Street Race with IndyCar.

(IMSA at CTMP Toronto: July 7-9)


Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:

Last Rally: Feb. 3rd-4th: Rallye Perce Neige in Maniwaki, Quebec:

Frigid minus 34 temperatures on snow covered stages with big plow banks on the shoulders!

Winners: First national win for Quebec’s Alex Moreau and Ian Guite in their Subaru WRX STi, by 2 minutes over Jean-Sebastien Besner and Yvan Joyal in their Mitsubishi Lancer. Matt Leblanc and Eric Dube in their Honda Civic holding off Chris Greenhouse and Ryan Scott in their Dodge Neon, taking two-wheel drive by just one-tenth of a second!

Next Rally: June 4th: Rocky Mountain Rally in Radium, British Columbia.


World Rally Championship:

Last Rally: May 14th: Rally Portugal:

Kalle Rovenpara aboard his Yaris hybrid claims his first win of the WRC season, edging Hyundai’s Danny Sordo by 54 seconds on the tough gravel stages!

Next Rally: June 4th: Rally Sardegna, Italy.


Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule The Week of:

May 28th: Results of the 107th Indianapolis 500… Defending Canadian Superbike Motorcycle Racing champion Ben YoungGrace Stein on the Georgian College Auto Show… plus The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!

June 4th: Two guest segments worth of sound with the winner of the 107th Indianapolis 500 Josef Newgarden… and a few more entries for The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!


2023 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations/March 2023:

Stations feature live audio streaming, podcasting and phone access.

Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto: (Co-Flagship) Mondays 10 PM Eastern and Sundays 7am (replay). The FAN / Raceline is also available in HD FM: 92.5 Channel 3, The Radio Player Canada App, Bell Express-Vu Sat. channel 959, and carried live and podcasted on the Web at sportsnet.ca       

Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto Raceline Podcasts: (http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/) “Shows” –  link to the audio page for Raceline Radio (http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/raceline-radio/  Listen LIVE: www.sportsnet.ca     Tune In Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Raceline-Radio-p58510/.

TSN 690 Montreal: Tuesdays 6 PM Eastern. On-line: TSN690.ca, The I-Heart Radio App and TSN App.

Sportsnet 650 The FAN Vancouver: Monday 10 PM and Saturday 6 AM Pacific. Also in HD at 96.9 – HD 3, and on the Radioplayer Canada App.

Sportsnet 960 The FAN Calgary: Monday 10 PM Mountain and Saturday 7 AM Mountain. Also on-line at Sportsnet.ca/960 and the Sportsnet App.

TSN 1260 Edmonton: Wednesday 10 PM and Saturday 7:00 AM Mountain. On-line: TSN1260.ca, The I-Heart Radio App and TSN App.

CityNews 95.7 Halifax: Monday 8 PM Atlantic

Global News Radio 900 CHML Hamilton: ( Co-Flagship ) Sunday 8 PM Eastern, HD FM at 95.3 Channel 3 and podcasted.

News Talk 610 CKTB St. Catharines-Niagara: Monday 11 PM and Saturday 6 PM Eastern, I-Heart Radio and podcasted.

News Talk 1290 CJBK London:  Saturday 11 AM and 11 PM Eastern and I-Heart Radio.

9 Affiliates 15 Airings per week year-round.

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