AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance Print
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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 07:40
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SPRINT CUP
COKE ZERO 400
Site: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Schedule: Thursday, practice (Speed, 4-5:30 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m.); Friday, qualifying (Speed, 3-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (6:30-11 p.m.).
Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps.
Last year: Tony Stewart raced to the last of his three 2012 victories, charging past Matt Kenseth on the last lap and holding on as the challengers stacked up behind him in a wreck. Stewart has won four of the last eight July races at the track.
Last week: Kenseth won the rain-delayed race at Kentucky Speedway for his series-high fourth victory in his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson, the Daytona 500 winner in February, leads the season standings - 38 points ahead of Carl Edwards. Johnson has three victories this year. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have each won twice. ... Michael Waltrip is driving the No. 55 Toyota. Three of Waltrip's four Cup victories have come at the track. ... David Ragan won at sister track Talladega in May.
Next race: New Hampshire 300, July 14, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
SUBWAY FIRECRACKER 250
Site: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Schedule: Thursday, practice (Speed, 2:30-4 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m.), Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, 2-4 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, 7-10 p.m.).
Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps.
Last year: Kurt Busch raced to the second of his two 2012 victories, winning for Phoenix Racing.
Last week: Brad Keselowski won the rain-shortened race at Kentucky Speedway.
Fast facts: Kurt Busch and brother Kyle Busch are racing along with Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano. Kyle Busch has six victories this year to increase his series record to 57. ... Regan Smith leads the standings, eight points ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. Smith won this year at Talladega and Michigan. ... Tony Stewart won the season opener at the track in February, a race marred by a last-lap accident that injured more than 30 fans. Kyle Larson went airborne into the fence, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.
Next race: New England 200, July 13, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Next race: American Ethanol 200, July 13, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa.
Last week: Ty Dillon won at Kentucky Speedway, overtaking Kyle Busch with 26 laps to go.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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IZOD INDYCAR
POCONO INDYCAR 400
Site: Long Pond, Pa.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying; Sunday, race, 12:15 p.m. (ABC, noon-3 p.m.).
Track: Pocono Raceway (triangle, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps.
Last year: Inaugural race.
Last race: James Hinchcliffe raced to his third victory of the season, dominating at Iowa Speedway on June 23 for Andretti Autosport's fourth straight win at the track.
Fast facts: The race is the first major open-wheel event at the track since 1989. ... Team Penske's Helio Castroneves leads the season standings, nine points ahead of Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay. Castroneves won this year on the oval at Texas. Hunter-Reay has two victories this season. ... The 40-lap Indy Lights race is Saturday.
Next races: Honda Indy Toronto, July 13 and 14, Streets of Toronto, Toronto.
Online: http://www.indycar.com
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FORMULA ONE
GERMAN GRAND PRIX
Site: Nuerburgring, Germany.
Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports, 8-9:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Track: Nuerburgring (road course, 3.2 miles).
Race distance: 191.9 miles, 60 laps.
Last year: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won at Hockenheimring for the last of his three 2012 victories. McLaren's Jenson Button was second.
Last week: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix for his second victory of the year. Some drivers had problems with exploding tires, and Sebastian Vettel dropped out with 10 laps remaining because of mechanical issues. Rosberg also won at Monaco in May.
Fast facts: German star Vettel, the three-time defending series champion, leads the standings - 21 points ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Vettel has victories this year in Malaysia, Bahrain and Canada. Alonso won in China and Spain.
Next race: Hungarian Grand Prix, July 28, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary.
Online: http://www.formula1.com
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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS
Site: Norwalk, Ohio.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 6-8 p.m.; Sunday, final eliminations, (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.).
Track: Summit Motorsports Park.
Last year: Spencer Massey raced to the last of his four 2012 Top Fuel victories, beating Steve Torrence in the final. Mike Neff topped the Funny Car field, Vincent Nobile won in Pro Stock, and Andrew Hines took the Pro Stock Motorcycle event.
Last week: Tony Schumacher won the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliett, Ill., for his third Top Fuel victory of the season and the 72nd of his career. Matt Hagan topped the Funny Car field for his third victory of the season, Jeg Coughlin won in Pro Stock, and Michael Ray in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Fast facts: Seven-time champion Schumacher leads the Top Fuel standings, 37 points ahead of Shawn Langdon. ... Hagan has a 106-point lead over Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car, Mike Edwards tops the Pro Stock standings, and Hector Arana Jr. is the Pro Stock Motorcycle leader.
Next race: Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 19-21, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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OTHER RACES
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES: American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Saturday (Speed, 3-6 p.m.), Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. Online: http://www.alms.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Friday-Saturday, Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, Kan. Late Model: Friday, Amsoil Speedway Superior, Wis.; Saturday, Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, Minn.; Monday, Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, S.D. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com
U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car: Thursday, Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, Ind. Online: http://www.usacracing.com
 

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