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All three National Touring Series are in action this weekend with the Cup Series and the Craftsman Truck Series at Gateway and the Xfinity Series at Portland. Both tracks are relatively new to the calendar, and the playoffs are starting to approach rapidly for all three series. Here is how to follow all of that action.

Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 at Worldwide Technology Raceway (St. Louis)

When: Saturday, June 3, 1:30 PM ET

Where to Watch: FS1 or on the FOX Sports App

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 or on your local MRN affiliate (Find your local affiliate here)

What to Watch for: This is the final race in a three week in a row stretch for the Truck Series, but the battle for the playoff is heating up. Ben Rhodes’ win at Charlotte qualified him for the playoffs as the series’ sixth winner alongside Corey Heim, Zane Smith, Christian Eckes, Grant Enfinger, and Carson Hocevar. The points battle is heating up as well with six drivers within 40 points of the cut-line as follows: Matt Crafton (+35), Tanner Gray (+7), Matt DiBenedetto (+1), Stewart Freisen (-1), Nicholas Sanchez (-11), and Chase Purdy (-36).

Xfinity Series Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway

When: Saturday, June 3, 4:30 PM ET

Where to Watch: FS1 or on the FOX Sports App

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 or on your local MRN affiliate (Find your local affiliate here)

What to Watch for: After a delayed Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Xfinity Series teams have a remarkably short turnaround with a race in the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Justin Allgaier’s win on Monday night at Charlotte gave JR Motorsports their first win of the season. This is also the first race in the Xfinity Series “Road Course Swing” with three of the next four and six of the next 11 races on road courses/street circuits.

Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 at Worldwide Technology Raceway (St. Louis)

When: Sunday, June 4, 3:30 PM ET

Where to Watch: FS1 or on the FOX Sports App

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 or on your local MRN affiliate (Find your local affiliate here)

What to Watch for: It’s a short week for the Cup Series after a rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600. This is only the second time in Cup Series history that they have raced at this race track, and it is one of 12 races remaining before the Playoffs start on Labor Day weekend. Blaney’s win at Charlotte qualifies him for the Playoffs, but the points battle is also shaping up as follows: Bubba Wallace (+35), Alex Bowman (+4), Chase Briscoe (-4), Ty Gibbs (-15), Daniel Suarez (-20), and Corey LaJoie (-38).

With this being one of the newer events on the calendar, there is understandable excitement around this race. The Playoffs upcoming as well mean that teams are starting to slowly turn their focus to the “second season”.

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