|AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:07|
THE SPRINT UNLIMITED
Site: Daytona Beach. Fla.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 5-7:30 p.m.), Saturday, race, 8:10 p.m. (FOX, 8-10 p.m.).
Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 187.5 miles, 75 laps.
Last year: Kyle Busch won the non-points race, passing Tony Stewart at the finish. Busch won by 0.013 seconds in the closest finish in the history of the event.
Fast facts: The exhibition race for 2012 pole winners and past event winners marks the Gen-6 car's competitive debut. ... The race will be run in three segments, with the lap breakdowns determined by fan voting. ... Daytona 500 practice is Saturday (Speed, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and front-row qualifying Sunday (FOX, 1-4 p.m.).
Next races: Budweiser Duels, Thursday, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
NHRA MELLOW YELLO DRAG RACING
Site: Pomona, Calif.
Schedule: Thursday-Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10 p.m.-midnight); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8-11 p.m.).
Track: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Last year: John Force raced to his 134th Funny Car victory, beating Mike Neff in the season-opening event. Spencer Massey won the Top Fuel competition, and Greg Anderson topped the Pro Stock field.
Fast facts: Del Worsham, the 2011 Top Fuel season champion, is returning to racing after a year off, driving the Connie Kalitta-owned Toyota in the Funny Car division. ... In November at Pomona in the season-ending NHRA Finals, Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series when he won the Top Fuel season title. ... The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Next event: NHRA Arizona Nationals, Feb. 22-24, Firebird International Raceway, Chandler, Ariz.
ARCA RACING: Lucas Oil 200, Saturday (Speed, 4:30-6:30 p.m.), Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: UNOH DIRTcar Nationals, Friday-Sunday, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. Late Model: Late Model Winter Nationals, Friday-Sunday, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com