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Sprint Cup

What: Carfax 400

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon), qualifying (Speed, 3:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 9 a.m. and noon); Sunday, race (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Brooklyn, Mich.

Fast facts: NASCAR team owner Jack Roush has been released from a hospital two weeks after he suffered facial injuries in a Wisconsin plane crash. Roush Fenway Racing said it's still unclear when the 68-year-old will return to the track. … Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson lead the series with five victories, with each worth 10 bonus points when the points are reset for the 12-driver Chase. … In June at the track, Hamlin raced to his fifth win of the season. … Kasey Kahne, set to replace Mark Martin in the No. 5 Hendrick Chevrolet in 2012, will drive a Toyota for Red Bull next season. Kahne is winless this season for Richard Petty Motorsports.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 3,210; 2. Jeff Gordon, 3,025; 3. Jeff Burton, 2,895; 4. Kurt Busch, 2,892; 5. Johnson, 2,882; 6. Hamlin, 2,872; 7. Kyle Busch, 2,866; 8. Tony Stewart, 2,865; 9. Carl Edwards, 2,821; 10. Matt Kenseth, 2,806; 11. Greg Biffle, 2,743; 12. Martin, 2,641

Nationwide

What: Carfax 250

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 10 a.m.), race (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Brooklyn, Mich.

Fast facts: The race is the second for the series' new car model. The car was used at Daytona in July and will run at Richmond and Charlotte before being fully integrated in 2011. Ford also is moving from Fusion to Mustang, and Dodge from Charger to Challenger. … Danica Patrick is making her first series start since a 24th-place run at Chicagoland Speedway on July 9.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 3,509; 2. Carl Edwards, 3,182; 3. Kyle Busch, 3,036; 4. Justin Allgaier, 2,894; 5. Kevin Harvick, 2,774

Trucks

What: Too Tough to Tame 200

When/where: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 5:30 p.m.); race (Speed, 7:30 p.m.); Darlington, S.C.

Fast facts: Ken Schrader is driving the No. 2 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc.

Standings: 1. Todd Bodine, 2,188; 2. Aric Almirola, 2,014; 3. Timothy Peters, 1,956; 4. Johnny Sauter, 1,955; 5. Austin Dillon, 1,900

NHRA

What: Lucas Oil Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 p.m., taped); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 10 p.m.); Brainerd, Minn.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Larry Dixon, 1,520; 2. Tony Schumacher, 1,291. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 1,219; 2. Robert Hight, 1,191. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 1,586; 2. Allen Johnson, 1,242. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Hector Arana, 836; 2. Andrew Hines, 776

IndyCar

Next: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Aug. 22, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.

Standings: 1. Will Power, 461; 2. Dario Franchitti, 420; 3. Scott Dixon, 379; 4. Ryan Briscoe, 352; 5. Helio Castroneves, 340

Formula One

Next: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 29, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Standings: 1. Mark Webber, 161; 2. Lewis Hamilton, 157; 3. Sebastian Vettel, 151; 4. Jenson Button, 147; 5. Fernando Alonso, 141

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