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Site: Avondale, Ariz.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 2-3:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (ESPN, 2-6:30 p.m.).
Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).
Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps.
Last year: Kasey Kahne snapped an 81-race victory drought. Carl Edwards was second.
Last week: Points leader Jimmie Johnson raced to his second straight victory and fifth of the season, holding off Brad Keselowski at Texas. Johnson has 60 career victories, a record 22 in Chase races.
Fast facts: Five-time series champion Johnson has a seven-point lead over Keselowski with two races left. Clint Bowyer is third, 36 points behind Johnson. ... Johnson has four Phoenix victories, three in Chase races. ... Denny Hamlin won at the track in March. ... Danica Patrick is making her 10th and final Cup start of the season. She lives in Scottsdale. ... The track was repaved and reconfigured last year. The new configuration features variable banking, a longer dogleg and an improved pit road.
Next race: Ford EcoBoost 400, Nov. 18, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.
Site: Avondale, Ariz.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, noon-1:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 12:30-2 p.m.), race, 4 p.m. (ESPN, 3:30-6:30 p.m.).
Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).
Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Former IndyCar star Sam Hornish Jr. raced to his first NASCAR victory.
Last week: Kevin Harvick won at Texas, leading 127 of 200 laps for his fifth series victory at the track. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fourth to tie Elliott Sadler for the points lead with two races left.
Fast facts: Sadler won at the track in March for the first of his four victories this year. Stenhouse has six victories this season. ... Austin Dillon is third in the standings, 21 points back. ... Brian Vickers, set to return to the series full-time next season for Joe Gibbs Racing, is driving Gibbs' 20 Toyota. ... Joey Logano will drive Gibbs' No. 18 car. He leads the series with eight victories, six in the No. 18 Toyota. ... Kyle Busch, the Nationwide career victory leader with 51, is winless this year after winning at least one race in eight straight seasons.
Next race: Ford EcoBoost 300, Nov. 17, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.
Site: Avondale, Ariz.
Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, qualifying (Speed, 4:30-5:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Speed, 7:30-10:30 p.m.).
Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).
Race distance: 150 miles, 150 laps.
Last year: Kyle Busch won the wreck-filled race in February, leading the final 107 laps.
Last week: Johnny Sauter completed a Texas season sweep, regaining the lead with 11 laps to go and holding off Parker Kligerman.
Fast facts: James Buescher leads the season standings, 15 points ahead of Ty Dillon with two races left. Timothy Peters is third, 25 points back, and Kligerman is fourth, 27 points behind. Buescher leads the series with four victories ... Brian Scott is driving Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 18 Toyota.
Next race: Ford EcoBoost 200, Nov. 16, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.
Site: Pomona, Calif.
Schedule: Thursday, qualifying; Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10:45 p.m.-midnight); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.).
Track: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Last year: Del Worsham and Matt Hagan raced to their first NHRA season championships, racing to victories in the season finale. Worsham took the Top Fuel season crown, and Hagan won the Funny Car title. Greg Stanfield topped the Pro Stock field in the event, and Andrew Hines won the Pro Stock Motorcycle final.
Last event: Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season, winning at Las Vegas on Oct. 28 to cut Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman's series lead to four points. Bob Vandergriff Jr. won in Top Fuel, Allen Johnson in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Fast facts: Antron Brown leads the Top Fuel standings, 65 points ahead of Tony Schumacher and 70 in front of Spencer Massey. Johnson has the Pro Stock lead, and Krawiec tops the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings. ... In February at the track in the season-opening Winternationals, John Force raced to his 134th Funny Car victory and 15th at the track. Massey won in Top Fuel, and Greg Anderson topped the Pro Stock field.
Next race: U.S. Grand Prix, Nov. 18, Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas.
Last week: Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen won the crash-filled Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second, and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel third. Vettel has a 10-point lead over Alonso with two races left.

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