AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance Print
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 04:05
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NASCAR
SPRINT CUP
AAA 400
Site: Dover, Del.
Schedule: Friday, practice (ESPN2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1:30-3 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-6 p.m.).
Track: Dover International Speedway (oval, 1.0 miles).
Race distance: 400 miles, 400 laps.
Last year: Jimmie Johnson won the last of his six 2010 victories en route to his record fifth straight season title. Johnson has six career victories at Dover.
Last week: Tony Stewart raced to his second straight victory in this Chase, pulling ahead when Clint Bowyer ran out of gas with two laps left at New Hampshire. Stewart opened the 10-race playoffs with a victory at Chicagoland.
Fast facts: Stewart leads the standings, seven points ahead of Kevin Harvick. Brad Keselowski (11 points behind Stewart) is third, followed by Carl Edwards (-14), Jeff Gordon (-23), Kyle Busch (-26), Matt Kenseth (-26), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-26), Kurt Busch (-28), Johnson (-29), Ryan Newman (-34) and Denny Hamlin (-66). ... Harvick and Busch share the series lead with four victories. ... Kenseth won in May at the track.
Next race: Hollywood Casino 400, Oct. 9, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Mo.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
ONEMAIN FINANCIAL 200
Site: Dover, Del.
Schedule: Friday, practice (ESPN2, 12:30-2:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, noon-1:30 p.m.), race, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 3-6 p.m.).
Track: Dover International Speedway (oval, 1.0 miles).
Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Kyle Busch won the 11th of his series-record 13 victories in 2010, leading 192 of 200 laps.
Last race: Brad Keselowski raced to his third victory of the season, easily holding off Carl Edwards on Sept. 17 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Fast facts: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leads the season standings with six races left, 14 points ahead of Elliott Sadler. ... In the owner's standings, Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 18 Toyota has a 30-point lead over Roush Fenway's No. 60 Ford. Busch has driven the No. 18 in 19 of the 28 races, winning eight times. Edwards has made 27 starts - winning six races - in the No. 60. Edwards won the May race at the track. Joey Logano is driving the No. 18 this weekend, while Edwards will pilot the No. 60.
Next race: Kansas Lottery 300, Oct. 8, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Mo.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
KENTUCKY 225
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 6-7 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Speed, 7:30-10:30 p.m.)
Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 225 miles, 150 laps.
Last year: Todd Bodine won the last of his four 2010 victories en route to his second series championship, holding off Johnny Sauter.
Last week: Kyle Busch raced to his sixth Trucks victory of the year, leading 165 of 175 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Fast facts: Austin Dillon leads the standings with six races left, two points ahead of James Buescher. Sauter is third, seven points behind Dillon. ... Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon's younger brother, is making his series debut in Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 21 Chevrolet. Ty Dillon leads the ARCA standings. ... Busch won in May at the track.
Next race: Smith's 350, Oct. 15, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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INDYCAR
KENTUCKY INDY 300
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Saturday, practice (Versus, noon-1 p.m.), qualifying; Sunday, race, 2:45 p.m. (Versus, 2-5 p.m.)
Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Team Penske's Helio Castroneves raced to the second of his three 2010 victories, running the final 53 laps on one tank of fuel.
Last race: Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won the Indy Japan 300 on Sept. 18. Will Power finished second to take the points lead from Dario Franchitti.
Fast facts: Power has an 11-point lead over Franchitti with two races left. Power has a series-high six victories for Team Penske. Franchitti, the 2007, 2009 and 2010 series champion, has four victories this season for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. ... Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon will drive Sam Schmidt Motorsports' No. 77 entry in place of Alex Tagliani. ... The Indy Lights race is Sunday (Versus, noon-2 p.m.).
Next race: IndyCar World Championships, Oct. 16, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.
Online: http://www.indycar.com
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FORMULA ONE
Next race: Japanese Grand Prix, Oct. 9, Suzuka International, Suzuka, Japan.
Last week: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix for his ninth victory of the season. He moved within a point of wrapping up his second straight season championship.
Online: http://www.formula1.com
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NHRA FULL THROTTLE
Next event: NHRA Auto-Plus Nationals, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa.
Last week: Cruz Pedregon won the NHRA Fall Nationals in Ennis, Texas, to move into third place in the Funny Car standings. Bob Vandergriff (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Michael Phillips (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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OTHER RACES
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES: Petit Le Mans, Saturday (ABC, Sunday, 3-6 p.m.), Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga. Online: http://www.americanlemans.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Williams Grove National Open, Friday-Saturday, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com
U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car: City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals, Saturday, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Online: http://www.usacracing.com
 

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Jeff Gordon #24 +750
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