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SPRINT CUP
Kobalt Tools 400
Site: Las Vegas.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, practice (Speed, 6-8:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (FOX, 2:30-6:30 p.m.).
Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.
Last year: Jimmie Johnson raced to the second of his six 2010 victories en route to his record fifth straight series championship. He reeled in Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and held off Kevin Harvick.
Last week: Gordon ended a 66-race winless streak, bumping Kyle Busch out of the way at Phoenix. Gordon has 83 career victories, matching Cale Yarborough for fifth place.
Fast facts: Johnson has a record four victories in Las Vegas. ... Busch won the 2009 race on his home track. He leads the season standings with 80 points, three more than brother Kurt Busch. ... Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was 40th in Phoenix.
Next race: Jeff Byrd 500, March 20, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
Sam's Town 300
Site: Las Vegas.
Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, practice (Speed, noon-3 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying, race, 3 p.m. (ABC, 2:30-6 p.m.).
Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Kevin Harvick raced to the first of his three 2010 victories, overcoming two horrendous pit stops. Denny Hamlin finished second.
Last week: Kyle Busch won at Phoenix to become the first driver in a national NASCAR race to win wire-to-wire in nearly eight years. Carl Edwards was second.
Fast facts: Busch has 44 victories in 204 career Nationwide starts. ... Mark Martin, the winner of a record 48 Nationwide races, is racing for Turner Motorsports. His last two series victories came in Las Vegas in 2005 and 2008.
Next race: Scotts Turf Builder 300, March 19, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS
Last week: Kyle Busch won a wreck-filled race at Phoenix, leading the final 107 laps. He has 25 victories in 87 career Trucks starts. Clint Bowyer was second.
Next race: Too Tough to Tame 200, March 12, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NHRA FULL THROTTLE
Last week: Morgan Lucas won the Top Fuel final in the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., beating former high school classmate Shawn Langdon in the final. Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also won.
Next race: NHRA Gatornationals, March 10-13, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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OTHER RACES
GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES: Grand Prix of Miami, Saturday (Speed, noon-3 Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. Online: http://www.grand-am.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car, Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic, Thursday, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, Las Vegas. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com

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