AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance Print
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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 06:57
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SPRINT CUP
PARTY IN THE POCONOS 400
Site: Long Pond, Pa.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1:30-3 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:30-5:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (TNT, noon-4:30 p.m.).
Track: Pocono Raceway (triangle, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps.
Last year: Joey Logano won after giving Mark Martin a well-timed nudge in the closing laps.
Last week: Tony Stewart won at Dover to end a 30-race winless streak. Juan Pablo Montoya was second.
Fast facts: Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson leads the season standings, 30 points ahead of Carl Edwards. Clint Bowyer is third, 50 points behind Johnson. ... Matt Kenseth leads the series with three victories in the first 14 races. Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick each have two victories. ... NASCAR penalized Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe for failing a post-race inspection at Dover. Keselowski and car owner Roger Penske were each docked six points, and Wolfe was fined $25,000. He was already on probation until the end of the year because NASCAR found illegal parts on the No. 2 Ford at Texas in April. Keselowski, the defending Sprint Cup champion, is 10th in the standings. Penske Racing said a broken part led to the front end of the car being too low. ... Jeff Gordon won the August race for his record sixth Pocono victory. Denny Hamlin has won four times at the track.
Next race: Quicken Loans 400, June 16, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
DUPONT PIONEER 250
Site: Newton, Iowa.
Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, qualifying, race, 8 p.m. (ESPN, 7:30-10:30 p.m.).
Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles).
Race distance: 218.75 miles, 250 laps.
Last year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated for his third straight victory at the track. He finished the season with six victories en route to his second straight season title.
Last week: Joey Logano raced to his third straight Dover victory, winning for Penske Racing after sweeping the Delaware events last year for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Fast facts: Logano is commuting from the Sprint Cup event in Pennsylvania. He won the first NASCAR race at Iowa Speedway in 2007, a combination NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West event. ... Elliott Sadler won at the track in August.
Next race: Alliance Truck Parts 250, June 15, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
WINSTAR WORLD CASINO 400
Site: Fort Worth, Texas.
Site: Fort Worth, Texas.
Schedule: Thursday, practice, qualifying; Friday, race, 9 p.m. (Speed, 8:30-11:30 p.m.).
Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 250.5 miles, 167 laps.
Last year: Johnny Sauter won, passing ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton for the lead with 22 laps left. Sauter also won at the track in November.
Last week: Kyle Busch won at Dover for his second straight series victory and 32nd overall. Crafton was second.
Fast facts: Crafton has a 30-point lead over Jeb Burton in the standings. Crafton won at Kansas in April and is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all six races this season. ... Sauter opened the season with consecutive victories at Daytona and Martinsville. ... Todd Bodine has a record six Texas victories, also a record for most Truck victories at a track.
Next race: UNOH 225, June 27, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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IZOD INDYCAR
FIRESTONE 550
Site: Fort Worth, Texas.
Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying; Saturday, race, 8:45 p.m. (ABC, 8:30-11 p.m.).
Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 342 miles, 228 laps.
Last year: Dale Coyne Racing's Justin Wilson won after leader Graham Rahal brushed the wall with just over two laps left.
Last week: Mike Conway won the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader opener for Dale Coyne Racing, and Simon Pagenaud took the crash-filled second race for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports for his first IndyCar victory.
Fast facts: The race is the second of six oval events this season. KV Racing Technology's Tony Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago in the oval opener. Kanaan won the June 2004 race en route to his lone series title. ... Team Penske's Helio Castroneves and Andretti Autosport's Marco Andretti are tied for the series points lead. Castroneves has three victories at the track. ... Pippa Mann is driving for Dale Coyne Racing. She was 30th in Indianapolis.
Next race: Milwaukee IndyFest, June 15, Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis.
Online: http://www.indycar.com
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FORMULA ONE
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX
Site: Montreal.
Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 2-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 1-2:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (NBC, 2-4:30 p.m.).
Track: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (road course, 2.71 miles).
Race distance: 189.7 miles, 70 laps.
Last year: Lewis Hamilton raced to his third Montreal victory and the first of four wins in his final season with McLaren.
Last race: Nico Rosberg won the crash-marred Monaco Grand Prix on May 26 for Mercedes' first victory of the season. His father, Keke Rosberg, won the 1983 race.
Fast facts: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, the three-time defending series champion, leads the standings - 21 points ahead of Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel has two victories in the first six races, winning in Malaysia and Bahrain. ... Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won in China and Spain. ... Hamilton is winless in his first season for Mercedes. ... The course sits on Ile Notre-Dame, a landfill island off the southern bank of the St. Lawrence River. The track was renamed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after the Canadian was killed during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Villeneuve's son, Jacques, won the 1997 F1 title.
Next race: British Grand Prix, June 30, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England.
Online: http://www.formula1.com
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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Next event: Thunder Valley Nationals, June 14-16, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
Last week: Shawn Langdon won the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J., for his third Top Fuel victory of the season. Matt Hagan topped the Funny Car field, Mike Edwards raced to his third Pro Stock victory of the year, and Michael Ray won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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OTHER RACES
ARCA RACING SERIES: Pocono ARCA 200, Saturday (Speed, 1-3 p.m.), Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Friday, 34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa; Saturday, Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.; Sunday, I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, Neb. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com
U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car: Thursday, Path Valley Speedway Park, Spring Run, Pa.; Saturday, Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, Pa.; Sunday, Susquehanna Speedway Park, Newberrytown, Pa. Online: http://www.usacracing.com
 

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