Sun, August 2
Look for fan favorites Tenley Molzahn, Clare Crawley and Kirk DeWindt, firebrands Ashley Salter and Mikey Tenerelli, Kaitlyn Bristowe cast-offs JJ Lane and Tanner Tolbert, and a “sexy mystery woman” to all join in a new season that also features the wedding of last season’s love match Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul. The second half of the two-night season premiere airs tomorrow night.
The "Tricky Triangle" of Pocono Raceway is the scene today as Sprint Cup drivers gear up for the Pennsylvania 400. Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a sweep of both Cup races on the 2.5-mile tri-oval a year ago by holding off Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go. A field including Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Harvick will oppose him.
IndyCar hits the road -- as in road course -- at the Sports Car Course for today's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The 13-turn, 2.258-mile layout offers drivers a little bit of everything -- elevation changes, a narrow racing ribbon and a variety of corners. Scott Dixon, with five Mid-Ohio victories, runs well here, and he'll be in a field including Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal.
When last seen, American Pharaoh was going wire to wire in the Belmont Stakes to become thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and 12th all time. Today at New Jersey's Monmouth Park, he runs his first race in nearly two months when he vies in the Grade I Haskell Invitational, which is run at 1 1/8 miles and has a purse of $1 million. He is in a field that includes Tekton, Mr. Jordan and Stanford.