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ON THE AIR: Double dip from Phoenix desert

This weekend brings us another NASCAR doubleheader from the desert as the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ both head to Phoenix International Raceway.

Saturday at 3:30, the Xfinity Series runs the DC Solar 200 as Elliott Sadler enters the weekend with a four-point lead over Ryan Reed in the series standings. This is the 13th running of the Phoenix spring race and Kyle Busch is the defending champion. He is not entered in Saturday’s race, which you can hear on WYSH and WQLA.

Sunday at 2:30, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series barrels into Phoenix for the Camping World 500. Kevin Harvick has dominated at Phoenix, winning seven races at the track and six of the past nine Cup Series events there. That includes a dramatic win in last year’s race, where Harvick beat Carl Edwards to the line by only one one-hundredth of a second after contact on the final lap. Coverage begins Sunday at 2:30 on WYSH, WQLA and on Merle FM.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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