Raceline Radio Weekly Update and Show Guest Schedule: Week of November 5 2023

Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network. 

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

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NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: 

Last Race: Playoff and season finale at Phoenix Raceway: By finishing 2nd behind race winner Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, who started the race 15th, wins the 2023 NASCAR Cup championship! This mark his first Cup title and 5th for owner Roger Penske, who had some coaching for Ryan. Kyle Larson finished the race 3rd, a great scrap with Blaney in the closing laps! William Byron wound up 4th!              

Next Race: Season now closed. 2024 season opener: Sunday Feb. 18th, The 66th Daytona 500. 

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Formula One World Driving Championship:   

Last GP: Sunday November 5th: The Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo: Same old, same old. Although Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had to survive red flag chaos and a restart, he once again bolted away to run and hide for season win 17, re-setting the record again. This win marks the 52nd of his career, one shy of Sebastian Vettel for 3rd all time. Charles LeClerc crashed on the formation lap when he lost hydraulics. Then a 3-car crash at Turn 1 caused a half-hour delay before they started again. Lando Norris was strong again to finish 2nd, while Fernando Alonso was in a wheel-to-wheel fight with Sergio Perez on the final lap to grab 3rd. Nice bounce back for Aston Martin as Canada’s Lance Stroll grabbed 5th after qualifying 3rd, his best result since the summer break!

F-1 Points: into the second-last GP of the season on the 18th with the highly anticipated dash up The Strip in Las Vegas!  The fight for 2nd place under champions Max Verstappen and Red Bull: Finishing 4th, Perez’s lead over Lewis Hamilton, 8th, for runner-up in the Driver’s Championship is back up to 32. Mercedes’ advantage over Ferrari in Constructors is now 20 points.

Next GP: SATURDAY November 18th: The Grand Prix of Las Vegas, USA. Inaugural Event.

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 NTT IndyCar Series: Season Closed!

Alex Palou wins his 2nd series championship. ( 2021 ).  15th IndyCar title for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Final IndyCar Points: Alex Palou 78 better than team mate Scott Dixon. Canada’s Devlin DeFrancesco: ranked 22nd.

Next Race: 2024 season opener: Sunday March 10th:St. Petersburg FLA.

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IMSA Sports Cars: Season Closed

2024 season opener: January 25th– 28th: Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:

Next Rally: November 25th: Rally of The Tall Pines, Bancroft Ontario.

Last Rally: Oct 22nd: Rally Charlesvoix, La Malbaie PQ: Vincent & Gaudreau first overall and Open 4WD aboard their Subaru Impreza by 2 minutes over Arsenault & Belanger and their Subaru WRX STi. Trudel & Miller won Production 4WD in their Subaru WRX. Leblanc & LeBlanc won 2WD in their Nissan Sentra. Top 4 cars all Subaru’s!

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World Rally Championship:

Next Rally: November 19th: The Rally Japan, Chubu. Season closer.

Last Rally: October 29th: Central European Rally Bavaria, Kalle Rovanperä is now a 2-time WRC champion, clinching the title by finishing second overall to Thierry Neuville.  Just a year ago, Rovanperä made history as the youngest WRC champion ever at only 22 years! 

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Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule The Week of:

November 5th: Fellow Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer and Raceline Radio co-founder Bruce Mehlenbacher returns as he’s inducted into The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame…. plus The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!

November 12th: The most successful Canadian driver in 2024, DIRT Modified’s “Money” Mat Williamson returns… plus The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!

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2023 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations:

Affiliates feature live audio streaming, podcasting and Iphone 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.

Edmonton Sports Talk: Tuesday 8 PM Mountain and Saturday 9 AM Mountain.  edmontonsportstalk.com    Show Page: edmontonsportstalk.com/programming/raceline-radio/

CityNews 95.7 Halifax: Monday 9 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-Western NY: Monday 11 PM and Saturday 6 PM Eastern, I-Heart Radio and podcasted.

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