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SPRINT CUP
KOBALT TOOLS 400
Site: Las Vegas.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.; qualifying (Speed, 6:30-8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 3-4:30 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: Carl Edwards raced to his lone victory of the season, winning for the second time at the track. Tony Stewart rallied to finish second after dropping to 22nd following a late four-tire stop.
Last week: Denny Hamlin won at Phoenix, leading the final 59 laps. Kevin Harvick challenged Hamlin over the final few laps, but ran out of gas and finished second.
Fast facts: Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in an accident at the track last year in the IndyCar finale. ... Hamlin leads the season standings. ... Jimmie Johnson has a record four victories in Las Vegas. ... Kyle Busch won the 2009 race on his home track.
Next race: Food City 500, March 18, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
SAM'S TOWN 300
Site: Las Vegas.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1:30-3 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1:30-3 p.m.), race, 5 p.m. (ESPN2, 5-8 p.m.).
Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Mark Martin raced to his then-record 49th Nationwide victory, taking the lead when Brad Keselowski cut a tire on the final lap.
Last week: Elliott Sadler won his sixth career Nationwide victory and first in 14 years, passing Keselowski after a caution with 33 laps left at Phoenix.
Fast facts: Martin is making his first start for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 18 Toyota, the car that Kyle Busch drove to his last 36 victories and 38 of series-record 51 wins. Busch is driving his own Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota.
Next race: St. Patrick's Day 300, March 17, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Next race: Kroger 250, March 31, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.
Last race: Rookie John King won the season-opening race at Daytona on Feb. 24, holding on after turning around leader Johnny Sauter on the second of three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NHRA FULL THROTTLE
NHRA GATORNATIONALS
Site: Gainesville, Fla.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 4-5 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 5-9 p.m.).
Track: Auto Plus Raceway At Gainesville.
Last year: Del Worsham won the Top Fuel final to become the 15th driver to win Top Fuel and Funny Car events. Mike Neff (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won.
Last event: Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division in the Arizona Nationals on Feb. 19, beating Tony Schumacher. Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Line (Pro Stock) also won.
Fast facts: Schumacher is winless in 25 events. The seven-time Top Fuel series champion has 67 career victories, four at Gainesville. ... In the season-opening Winternationals on Feb. 12 in Pomona, Calif., 62-year-old John Force raced to his 134th Funny Car victory. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also won.
Next event: SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, March 30-April 1, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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OTHER RACES
ARCA RACING SERIES: Mobile ARCA 200, Saturday, Mobile International Speedway, Irvington, Ala. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Thursday, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas; Saturday, Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, Calif. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com

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