AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance Print
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Wednesday, 01 September 2010 05:05
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SPRINT CUP
Emory Healthcare 500
Site: Hampton, Ga.
Schedule: Saturday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 4:30-6:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, 7-11:30 p.m.).
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (tri-oval, 1.54 miles).
Race distance: 500.5 miles, 325 laps.
Last year: Kasey Kahne raced to the second of his two 2009 victories, holding off Kevin Harvick in the first night Cup race at the track.
Last race: Kyle Busch completed an unprecedented Trucks-Nationwide-Sprint Cup sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 21. David Reutimann was second.
Fast facts: Harvick has a 279-point lead over second-place Jeff Gordon with two races left before the 10-race, 12-driver Chase. Denny Hamlin (fifth in the standings) and three-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson (ninth) lead the series with five victories, with each worth 10 bonus points when the points are reset for the Chase. Harvick has three victories. Clint Bowyer is 12th, 100 points ahead of No. 13 Jamie McMurray and 101 in front of No. 14 Mark Martin. ... Kurt Busch won at the track in March, surviving two overtime restarts and 16 extra laps in the race highlighted by Carl Edwards' retaliatory late-race bump that flipped Brad Keselowski's car. ... Dale Earnhardt won a record nine Cup races at the track.
Next race: Air Guard 400, Sept. 11, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
Great Clips 300
Site: Hampton, Ga.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 2:30-4:30 p.m.), race, 7 p.m. (ESPN2, 6:30-10 p.m.).
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (tri-oval, 1.54 miles).
Race distance: 300.3 miles, 195 laps.
Last year: Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with two laps left and held off Kyle Busch for the victory. Harvick led 131 of the 195 laps.
Last week: Boris Said raced to his first Nationwide victory, edging Max Papis by 0.012 seconds at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Fast facts: Busch has a record-tying 10 victories in 20 Nationwide starts this year. He also won 10 times in 2008 to match the record set by Sam Ard in 1983. Busch, not running for the season title this year after winning the 2009 title, is second on the Nationwide victory list with 40 - eight behind Mark Martin. In Busch's last Nationwide start, he won at Bristol after intentionally spinning leader Brad Keselowski in retaliation for Keselowski's bump seconds earlier. ... Keselowski leads the season standings, 365 points ahead of second-place Carl Edwards.
Next race: Richmond 250, Sept. 10, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS
Built Ford Tough 225
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, qualifying (Speed, 6-7:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Speed, 7-10:30 p.m.).
Track: Kentucky Speedway (tri-oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 225 miles, 150 laps.
Last year: Ron Hornaday Jr. raced to the third of his series-record five straight victories, edging Mike Skinner by 0.135 seconds.
Last week: Kyle Busch won for the fourth time in nine Trucks starts this season, holding off points leader Todd Bodine at Chicagoland Speedway.
Fast facts: Busch is attempting to win his fifth straight national series event and 80th overall. He swept the Trucks, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Bristol before winning at Chicagoland. ... Bodine has a 236-point lead over second-place Aric Almirola.
Next race: TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175, Sept. 18, New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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INDYCAR
Kentucky 300
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 5-6 p.m.); Saturday, race, 8:45 p.m. (Versus, 8-11 p.m.).
Track: Kentucky Speedway (tri-oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Ryan Briscoe raced to the second of his three 2009 victories, slipping past Ed Carpenter yards from the finish and winning by 0.162 seconds.
Last week: Dario Franchitti won for the third time this season, beating Dan Wheldon at Chicagoland Speedway. Second in the season standings, Franchitti cut Will Power's lead from 59 to 23 points with three races left.
Fast facts: Power has a series-high five victories this season, all on road and street courses. ... The race is the 200th in series history ... Paul Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car champion, is making his first start at the track. The Canadian also will drive for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the Indy Japan 300.
Next race: Indy Japan 300, Sept. 18, Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi, Japan.
Online: http://www.indycar.com
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NHRA FULL THROTTLE
Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Site: Clermont, Ind.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying, Sunday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.); Monday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 1-6 p.m.).
Track: O'Reilly Raceway Park.
Last year: Tony Schumacher raced to his eighth victory at O'Reilly Raceway Park, tying Don Garlits for the most Top Fuel wins at the historic Indiana track. Schumacher beat Larry Dixon in the final. Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won.
Last event: Top Fuel points leader Larry Dixon remained perfect in final-round appearances in 2010 by defeating Cory McClenathan at the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. Bob Bode (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won.
Fast facts: The event is the first of six in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. The top 10 drivers qualified for the playoffs. The points have been reset, with the leaders getting a 30-point advantage and the rest of the spots separated in 10-point increments. John Force, a record 14-time season champion who has four victories this season and a record 130 overall, tops the Funny Car standings. Dixon, a nine-time winner this year, leads the Top Fuel standings, and Mike Edwards tops the Pro Stock field.
Next event: O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Sept. 16-19, zMax Dragway, Concord, N.C.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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FORMULA ONE
Next race: Italian Grand Prix, Sept. 12, Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy.
Last week: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix to take the lead in the season standings. Red Bull's Mark Webber was second.
Online: http://www.formula1.com
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OTHER RACES
ARCA RE/MAX SERIES: Southern Illinois 100, Monday, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Macon, Ill. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car, Friday-Saturday, Skagit Speedway, Alger, Wash.; Monday, Grays Harbor Raceway, Elma, Wash. Late Model, Oil Region Labor Day Classic, Saturday-Sunday, Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, Pa. Super DirtCar, Sunday, Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Weedsport, N.Y. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com
U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown, Ted Horn 100, Sunday, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Macon, Ill. Online: http://www.usacracing.com
 

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