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SPRINT CUP
FORD ECOBOOST 400
Site: Homestead, Fla.
Schedule: Friday, practice (ESPN2, 1:30-2:55 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 6-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 2, noon-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-7 p.m.).
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.
Last year: Jeff Gordon won the season-ending race. Brad Keselowski finished 15th to give team owner Roger Penske his first Sprint Cup title.
Last week: Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix. Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson finished third to open a 28-point lead over Matt Kenseth with one race left. Kenseth was 23rd.
Fast facts: To take the title if Kenseth wins the race, Johnson needs to finish 23rd or better, 24th with a lap led, or 25th with the most laps led. ... Kenseth has a season-high seven victories. Johnson has six. ... Harvick is third in the standings, 34 points behind Johnson. Harvick is making his final start for Richard Childress Racing. He will drive for Stewart-Haas next season. ... Trevor Bayne revealed Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis. The 2011 Daytona 500 winner plans to run a full Nationwide schedule next year for Roush Fenway Racing and a partial Cup schedule for Wood Brothers Racing. ... Kyle Busch also is entered in the Nationwide and Truck races. He has 20 victories this season in the three series, winning four times in Cup, 12 in Nationwide and four in Truck. Overall, he has 125 victories - 28 in Cup, a record 63 in Nationwide and 34 in Truck.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
FORD ECOBOOST 300
Site: Homestead, Fla.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10-11 a.m.; Fox Sports 2, 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 1-2:30 p.m.), race, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN, 4-7:45 p.m.).
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Regan Smith won the season finale. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. became the sixth driver to win consecutive Nationwide season titles. He finished sixth.
Last week: Kyle Busch dominated at Phoenix for his 12th victory of the season in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 54 Toyota.
Fast facts: Austin Dillon leads the standings, eight points ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. ... In the owners' standings, Penske Racing's No. 22 Ford has a four-point lead over Gibbs' No. 54 Toyota. Penske's No. 22 also has 12 victories this year, six by Brad Keselowski, three by Joey Logano, two by AJ Allmendinger and one by Ryan Blaney. Logano is driving the car in the finale. ... Toyota leads the manufacturers' race, two points ahead of Ford.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
FORD ECOBOOST 200
Site: Homestead, Fla.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 7:30-10 p.m.).
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 201 miles, 134 laps.
Last year: Cale Gale won the season-ending race. James Buescher finished 13th to take the season title.
Last week: Erik Jones won at Phoenix to become the series' youngest winner at 17 years, 4 months. Matt Crafton was fifth and needs only to start the finale to win the season title.
Fast facts: Crafton needs a lead-lap finish to become the first driver in the series' 19-year history to complete every lap in a season. ... In the owners' standings, Crafton's No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota has a 23-point lead over Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 51 Toyota. Jones won last week in the No. 51. Busch is driving the car this week.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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FORMULA ONE
U.S. GRAND PRIX
Site: Austin, Texas.
Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 1-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6:30-8 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (NBC, 1-4:30 p.m.).
Track: Circuit of The Americas (road course, 3.427 miles).
Race distance: 191.94 miles, 56 laps.
Last year: Lewis Hamilton won the first F1 race at the track for the last of his four victories in his final season with McLaren. He now drives for Mercedes.
Last race: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Nov. 3 for his seventh victory in a row and 11th of the season. He wrapped up his fourth straight season title the previous week in India.
Fast facts: Vettel is trying to break a tie with Michael Schumacher (2004) for the most consecutive victories in a season. Vettel needs to win the race and the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix to match the season victory mark of 13 set by Schumacher in 2004 and the overall winning streak of nine set by Alberto Ascari in 1952-53. ... The 20-turn track is the series' 10th U.S. venue and first built specifically for F1.
Next race: Brazilian Grand Prix, Nov. 24, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo.
Online: http://www.formula1.com

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