Back to the Brickyard

It’s time for another major race at Indianapolis – and it’s not Memorial Day.

NASCAR heads to the historic home of motor sports Sunday for the Brickyard 400. ESPN starts its NASCAR run with coverage Sunday at 1 p.m.

NASCAR’s stature has grown in the 17 years since the first Brickyard. And only NASCAR could bring the “kiss my bricks” tradition to the track.

The Nationwide racers are at nearby Lucas Oil Raceway for the Kroger 200 Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. But next year, they’ll race the Brickyard as well.

The Cubs are in St. Louis for the weekend, playing Saturday on FOX and Sunday night on ESPN. Other games on FOX are Angels at Tigers and Tampa Bay’s trip to Seattle. Sunday afternoon, TBS offers the Red Sox at the White Sox.

The Orioles are in Toronto Thursday on MASN, then go to New York for a four-game series, including a Saturday day-night doubleheader, on MASN. The Nationals have a Thursday afternoon contest with Florida before taking on the Mets on MASN2.

It’s X Games weekend on ESPN. Events start Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, and Friday’s action begins from 3-5 p.m. before four more hours starting at 7 p.m. ABC joins the party Saturday at 4 p.m., with ESPN on the air at 2 p.m. and at 10 p.m. after the Nationwide race. ESPN2 goes Saturday at 9 p.m.

The final day offers coverage from 5-7 p.m. on ESPN, and final four hours on ESPN2.

The best senior golfers gather in Toledo for the U.S. Senior Open. ESPN has coverage Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m., and NBC takes over Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m.

The PGA tournament is pretty close to Fishersville – the Greenbrier Classic is less than two hours away. CBS will have coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m. Farther away, the British Women’s Open will be held this weekend. Play begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with the third round going at 10 a.m.

The D. C. United are on the west coast  this weekend, visiting San Jose Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast. The World Football Challenge continues this weekend, Juventus meeting CD Guadalajara Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 and Barcelona facing Manchester United at Washington’s FedEx Field Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

The road to the U.S. Open continues with a pair of tournaments on ESPN2.  The Farmers Classic will be on Friday at 7 p.m., with semifinals Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and the final Sunday at 5 p.m. The Best of the West Classic has late night action Friday and Saturday before Sunday’s final at 3 p.m.

In WNBA action, Washington hosts Indiana Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.

There’s Major League Lacrosse action on Comcast Saturday at 7 p.m., with Hamilton taking on the Bayhawks.

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