AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance Print
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Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:31
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SPRINT CUP
Price Chopper 400
Site: Kansas City, Kan.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.); Sunday, 1 p.m. (ESPN2, noon-1 p.m.; ESPN, 1-4:30 p.m.).
Last year: Tony Stewart took the lead with a two-tire stop and held off Jeff Gordon for the last of the owner-driver's four 2009 victories.
Last week: Jimmie Johnson raced to his sixth victory of the year, beating Joey Logano at Dover International Speedway. The four-time defending series champion, second in the standings behind Denny Hamlin, has six career victories at Dover.
Fast facts: The race is the third of 10 Chase events. Hamlin has a 35-point lead over Johnson. Kyle Busch is third, 45 points behind Hamlin, followed by Kurt Busch (59 points behind Hamlin), Kevin Harvick (65 points back) and Carl Edwards (73 points back). ... The series will race twice at the track next year.
Next race: Pepsi 400, Oct. 10, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
Kansas Lottery 300
Site: Kansas City, Kan.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.), Saturday, qualifying, 10 a.m.; race, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 3:30-6:30 p.m.)
Track: Kansas Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Joey Logano won the fourth of his five 2009 victories, passing Kyle Busch with three laps left.
Last week: Busch raced to his series-record 11th victory of the season, leading 192 of 200 laps at Dover. He has 41 career Nationwide victories.
Fast facts: Brothers Martin and Ryan Truex are racing against each other for the first time in the Nationwide Series, driving for Diamond-Waltrip Racing. Ryan is the season NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion. They will share the No. 99 Toyota for the final six races, replacing Trevor Bayne. ... James Buescher is taking over the No. 11 Toyota from Brian Scott following Turner Motorsports acquisition of select assets from Braun Racing. ... Brad Keselowski leads the series standings, 320 points ahead of second-place Carl Edwards with seven races left.
Next race: CampingWorld.com 300, Oct. 9, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS
Next race: Kroger 200, Oct. 23, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.
Last week: Austin Dillon raced to his second victory of the year, leading the final 35 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon, the 20-year-old grandson of longtime NASCAR owner Richard Childress, finished 5.588 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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INDYCAR
Cafes do Brasil Indy 300
Site: Homestead, Fla.
Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 4 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7 p.m. (Versus, 6-9 p.m.).
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Dario Franchitti won the season-ending race to take his second season championship in three years, edging Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon by 11 points. Ryan Briscoe was second in the first caution-free race in series history. Franchitti finished the season with five victories.
Last race: Helio Castroneves won the Indy Japan 300 on Sept. 19 for his second straight victory and third of the year. Franchitti finished second to move within 12 points of series leader Will Power.
Fast facts: Power has a series-high five victories this season for Team Penske, all on road and street courses. ... Franchitti has three victories this year, winning on ovals at Indianapolis and Chicagoland and the street course at Mid-Ohio. ... The series will not race at Homestead next year.
Next race: 2011 season opener, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 27, Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Online: http://www.indycar.com
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FORMULA ONE
Next race: Japanese Grand Prix, Oct. 10, Suzuka International, Suzuka, Japan.
Last week: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso raced to his second straight victory and fourth of the year, holding off Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in the Singapore Grand Prix. Alonso moved within 11 points of series leader Mark Webber with four races remaining.
Online: http://www.formula1.com
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NHRA FULL THROTTLE
Next event: Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, Oct. 8-10, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.
Last week: Tony Schumacher raced to his fifth Top Fuel victory of the season and first in the playoffs in the NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Louis Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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OTHER RACES
ARCA RE/MAX SERIES: Kansas Lottery 150, Thursday (Speed, 5-7 p.m.), Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES: Petit Le Mans, Saturday (Speed, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.), Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga. Online: http://www.americanlemans.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car, National Open, Friday-Saturday, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Super DirtCar, Friday-Saturday, Fulton Speedway, Fulton, N.Y. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com
 

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Kevin Harvick #4 +650
Brad Keselowski #2 +650
Joey Logano #22 +750
Jimmie Johnson #48 +750
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