CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVB) - NASCAR is heading home for the All-Star break. The Sprint Showdown is tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, followed by the All-Star Race on Saturday night. We’ll have live coverage of the action tomorrow night on the radio beginning at 8 p.m. A week from Sunday the season resumes with the Coca-Cola 600. Jeff Gordon is the current points leader.
Meanwhile, the countdown is on for the Indy 500. Pole day is tomorrow and in a new format, the pole sitter will be determined from among Saturday's nine fastest qualifiers on through a requalification on Sunday. Today is "Fast Friday" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in which lap speeds are expected to climb in preparation for qualifying. The 98th Indy 500 takes place Sunday, May 25th.