From the FIA World Rally Championship event in Portugal. Photo credit: Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

There may not be much racing going on this weekend, but that didn’t stop the big news from coming out on Friday: Nico Rosberg decided that after winning his first Formula One championship, he’s retiring from it. Huh? What? Is this real life?

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In the world of stock-car racing, NASCAR got a new title sponsor for its top series. Monster Energy will take over the spot Sprint has occupied for years upon years starting in 2017, but here’s the weird thing—they didn’t announce a name for the series yet. Until then, it’ll be known as the “NASCAR [Something Something Monster Energy] Series” by yours truly. It’s only fair.

Unfortunately, that’s most of the live entertainment for this week, and it already happened. There’s one live event going on this weekend, and it’s the 49th Annual Snowball Derby. There will be a paid live stream of the event from Speed51, but Jalopnik will not attend the race this year due to the unethical and outdated media policies that Speed51 puts forth for the event. (Yes, those of you who are fans of journalistic ethics, a “news” outlet makes the media policies!)

But the Snowball Derby is a great race weekend, and as someone who’s attended the event four years in a row, my heart aches to not be there to cover it for you all as I have in the past. I am not the only one who decided against covering it this year because of the media policies, and I sincerely hope for the future of short-track racing that changes will be made. The times for the broadcast are below, should you want to tune in.

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All of the television coverage for this coming weekend is delayed, because we are sadly at that time of the year again. Because of that sad reality, any streams you folks may know of are much appreciated. Please feel free to share them in the comments below.

All times ET.

Saturday


Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series: Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington

10 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

7 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

10 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship: Glen Helen National at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California

1 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV

3 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


49th Annual Snowball Derby: Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida

3 p.m. — Snowflake 100 qualifying via paid live stream

8 p.m. — Snowflake 100 via paid live stream


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Tri City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois

6 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


NHRA: U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana

6 p.m. — Pro Mod Series (coverage) on Fox Sports 2


NHRA: Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina

6:30 p.m. — Pro Mod Series (coverage) on Fox Sports 2


NHRA: AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri

7 p.m. — Pro Mod Series (coverage) on Fox Sports 2


NHRA: NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada

7:30 p.m. — Pro Mod Series (coverage) on Fox Sports 2


Sunday


FIA World Rally Championship: Vodafone Rally de Portugal

1 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series: Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington

2 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Tri City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois

4 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


British Superbikes: Donington Park GP at Donington Park in the U.K.

6 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on Velocity


49th Annual Snowball Derby: Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida

1 p.m. — Snowball Derby coverage via paid live stream


Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series: Round 14 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California

2 p.m. — Pro 4 and Pro Buggy races (delayed) on MAVTV

5 p.m. — Pro 4 and Pro Buggy races (delayed) on MAVTV


Endurocross: Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario, Canada

6 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Mystik Terracross Championship: “Best Crashes” show

7 p.m. — Coverage on CBS Sports Network


NHRA: NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 p.m. — Sportsman Series coverage (delayed) on Fox Sports 2


NHRA: Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California

11 p.m. — Sportsman Series coverage (delayed) on Fox Sports 2