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Bank of America 500
Site: Concord, N.C.
Schedule: Thursday, practice (ESPN2, 3:30-5 p.m.), qualifying (7-9 p.m.); Friday, practice (ESPN2, 5-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (ABC, 7-11:30 p.m.).
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps.
Last year: Jimmie Johnson raced to his sixth career victory at the track en route to his record fourth straight series championship.
Last week: Tony Stewart pulled away from Johnson on a late restart to win at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Johnson finished third to take a 36-point lead over Denny Hamlin atop the season standings.
Fast facts: The race is the fifth of 10 Chase events. ... Kevin Harvick is third in the standings, 54 points behind Johnson. Jeff Gordon (85 points behind Johnson) is fourth, followed by Stewart (-107), Kurt Busch (-140), Carl Edwards (-162), Jeff Burton (-177), Kyle Busch (-187), Greg Biffle (-215), Matt Kenseth (-241) and Clint Bowyer (-247). ... In May, Kurt Busch swept the All-Star race and Coca-Cola 600 at the track. ... Johnson won five times in a six-race stretch at the track - taking the 2003 Coca-Cola 600 and sweeping the spring and fall races in 2004 and 2005.
Next race: Tums Fast Relief 500, Oct. 24, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville. Va.
Dollar General 300
Site: Concord, N.C.
Schedule: Wednesday, practice; Thursday, practice, Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, 3-5 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (ESPN2, 7:30-11 p.m.).
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Kyle Busch won the seventh of his nine 2010 victories en route to the season title, leading 137 of 200 laps.
Last week: Busch raced to his record 12th victory of the season, taking advantage of Kevin Harvick's pit-road problems at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Fast facts: Busch won in May at the track for his sixth Charlotte Nationwide victory and fourth in the last five race. He's second on the Nationwide career victory list with 42 - six behind Mark Martin. ... Keselowski has a 384-point lead over second-place Carl Edwards with five races left. ... The race is the fourth and final event for the series' new car model.
Next race: Gateway 250, Oct. 23, Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill.
Next race: Kroger 200, Oct. 23, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.
Last race: Austin Dillon raced to his second victory of the year, leading the final 35 laps Sept. 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Next race: Korean Grand Prix, Oct. 24, Korean International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea.
Last week: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix for his third victory of the season, starting from the pole and holding off teammate Mark Webber. Webber leads the season standings with three races left, 14 points ahead of Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
Next event: NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Oct. 29-21, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.
Last week: Larry Dixon raced to his 12th Top Fuel victory in 12 final-round appearances this year, beating championship rival Cory McClenathan at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in the fourth of six playoff races.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Spint Car, Saturday, Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind. Super DirtCar, Sunday, Brockville Speedway, Brockville, Ontario. Online:
U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown, Rollie Beale 150, Saturday, Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio. Online:

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