AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance Print
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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 09:13
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SPRINT CUP
QUAKER STATE 400
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 5-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (TNT, 6:30-11 p.m.).
Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.
Last year: Brad Keselowski raced to the third of his five 2012 victories en route to the season championship, taking the lead with 55 laps left.
Last week: Martin Truex Jr. won at Sonoma Raceway for his second series win and first since 2007, giving Michael Waltrip Racing its second straight victory on the road course.
Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson leads the series standings, 25 points ahead of Carl Edwards. Johnson and Matt Kenseth are tied for the victory lead with three. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have each won twice. ... Keselowski and Busch, the 2011 winner at the track, also are racing in the Nationwide and Truck events. ... AJ Allmendinger, the Nationwide winner Saturday at Road America for Penske Racing, is driving the No. 47 Toyota for JTG Daugherty Racing. Bobby Labonte is sitting out the race, ending his start streak at 704.
Next race: Coke Zero 400, July 6, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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NATIONWIDE
FEED THE CHILDREN 300
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 3:30-5 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, 7-10 p.m.).
Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Austin Dillon raced to his first Nationwide victory, leading 192 of 200 laps. He also won the September race at the track.
Last week: AJ Allmendinger won at Road America for his first NASCAR victory, holding off Justin Allgaier. Allmendinger was making his first Nationwide start of the year for Penske Racing.
Fast facts: Kyle Busch is making his 12th series start of the season. He has six victories this year to increase his series record to 57. ... Regan Smith leads the standings, 28 points ahead of Allgaier. Smith won this year at Talladega and Michigan. ... Truck Series points leader Matt Crafton is making his first Nationwide start. ... The series will return to the track in September for the Kentucky 300.
Next race: Subway Firecracker 250, July 5, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
UNOH 225
Site: Sparta, Ky.
Schedule: Thursday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 5-6:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Speed, 7:30-10:30 p.m.).
Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).
Race distance: 225 miles, 150 laps.
Last year: James Buescher raced to the second of his four 2012 victories en route to the season title, holding off Brad Keselowski. Buescher also won in September at the track.
Last race: Jeb Burton won at Texas on June 7 for his first series victory. He's the son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and nephew of Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton.
Fast facts: Kyle Busch is making his fifth series start of the year. He won at Charlotte and Dover last month to increase his series victory total to 32. The Sprint Cup driver has two Truck wins in three Kentucky starts. ... Matt Crafton tops the standings, 23 points ahead of Jeb Burton. Crafton won in April at Kansas. ... Cale Gale is driving the No. 30 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports in his first series start since winning the season-ending race in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Next race: American Ethanol 200, July 13, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa.
Online: http://www.nascar.com
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FORMULA ONE
BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Site: Silverstone, England.
Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports, 9-10:30 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports, 2-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Track: Silverstone Circuit (road course, 3.667 miles).
Race distance: 190.6 miles, 52 laps.
Last year: Red Bull's Mark Webber raced to the second of his two 2012 victories, overtaking Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
Last race: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on June 9 for his third victory of the year. Alonso was second.
Fast facts: Vettel, the three-time defending series champion, leads the standings. He's 36 points ahead of Alonso. Vettel also won this season in Malaysia and Bahrain. Alonso won in China and Spain. ... In 1950, Silvertone was the site of F1's first race. Giuseppe Farina won in an Alfa Romeo.
Next race: German Grand Prix, July 7, Nuerburgring, Nuerburgring, Germany.
Online: http://www.formula1.com
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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS
Site: Joliet, Ill.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, final eliminations, (ESPN2, 9 p.m.-midnight).
Track: Route 66 Raceway.
Last year: Erica Enders became to the first female driver to win an NHRA Pro Stock race, beating Greg Anderson in the final. Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division, Jeff Arend topped the Funny Car field, and Andrew Hines won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Last week: Courtney Force beat father John Force in the New England Nationals final for her second Funny Car victory of the year. Spencer Massey won in Top Fuel, Allen Johnson topped the Pro Stock field, and John Hall won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Fast facts: Shawn Langdon leads the Top Fuel standings, 43 points ahead of seven-time champion Tony Schumacher. Langdon has three victories in the first 11 events this season. Schumacher has won twice. ... Matt Hagan has a 21-point lead over Cruz Pedregon in the Funny Car standings. Hagan has two victories this season. ... Mike Edwards leads the Pro Stock standings. He has three victories this year.
Next event: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, July 4-7, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
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IZOD INDYCAR
Next race: Pocono IndyCar 400, July 7, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa.
Last week: James Hinchcliffe raced to his third victory of the season, dominating at Iowa Speedway for Andretti Autosport's fourth straight win at the track.
Online: http://www.indycar.com
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OTHER RACES
GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES: Six Hours of The Glen, Sunday (Speed, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Online: http://www.grand-am.com
ARCA RACING SERIES: Herr's Chase the Taste 200, Sunday, Winchester Speedway, Winchester, Ind. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown: Rocky Mountain Classic, Saturday, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, Colo. Online: http://www.usacracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Friday, LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, Ill.; Saturday, Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.; Sunday, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. Late Model: Thursday-Saturday, Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, Pa. Super DirtCar: Sunday, Cornwall Motor Speedway, Cornwall, Ontario. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com
 

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