All Times Eastern
Site: Las Vegas.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.; qualifying (Speed, 6:30-8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, noon-1 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (FOX, 2:30-6 p.m.).
Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.
Last year: Tony Stewart raced to the first of his three 2012 victories, making a three-wide pass on a late restart and holding off Jimmie Johnson.
Last week: Carl Edwards snapped a 70-race winless streak with a victory at Phoenix. Daytona 500 winner Johnson was second.
Fast facts: Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in an accident at the track in the 2011 IndyCar finale. ... Johnson has a record four victories in Las Vegas. ... Kyle Busch won the 2009 race on his home track. ... The race is the final event that will use 2012 owner points to determine the six provisional spots in the field.
Next race: Food City 500, March 17, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
Site: Las Vegas.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1-3 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1-2:30 p.m.), race, 4:15 p.m. (ESPN2, 4-7 p.m.).
Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to the first of his six 2012 victories en route to his second straight series title. Mark Martin was second.
Last week: Kyle Busch ended a 24-race Nationwide victory drought, winning at Phoenix. He pushed his series-record victory total to 52.
Fast facts: Busch is entered along with fellow Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski. ... Reed Sorenson is filling in for the injured Michael Annett in Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 43 Ford. Annett had surgery last week to repair a fractured and dislocated sternum. He was injured in a last-lap crash at Daytona.
Next race: Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300, March 16, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
Next race: Kroger 250, April 6, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.
Last race: Johnny Sauter won the opener at Daytona on Feb. 22, taking advantage of a last-lap crash that brought out a caution and prevented Kyle Busch from making a move.
Next event: NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17, Auto Plus Raceway, Gainesville, Fla.
Last week: Tony Schumacher won the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Feb. 24 for his 70th career victory, beating Morgan Lucas in the tire-smoking Top Fuel final. Ron Capps topped the Funny Car field, and Erica Enders-Stevens won in Pro Stock.
ARCA RACING SERIES: ARCA-Mobile 200, Saturday, Mobile International Speedway, Irvington, Ala. Online:
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Wednesday-Thursday, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, Las Vegas; Saturday, Tucson International Raceway, Tucson, Ariz. Online:

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