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Auto racing: Races this week on the major circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Quaker State 400

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 5 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (TNT, 6:30 p.m.), Sparta, Ky.

Fast facts: Last year's was the inaugural race. … David Ragan won last week at Daytona International Speedway, a little over four months after a late-race gaffe cost him a victory in the Daytona 500.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 586; 2. Carl Edwards, 581; 3. Kyle Busch, 576; 4. Kurt Busch, 570; 5. Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, 564; 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 534; 8. Jeff Gordon, 519; 9. Clint Bowyer, 505; 10. Ryan Newman, 498.

Nationwide

What: Feed the Children 300

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (Speed, 3:30 p.m.), race (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.), Sparta, Ky.

Fast facts: Last year Joey Logano became the first Nationwide driver to win three consecutive races from the pole at one track. … Last week Logano won at Daytona off a last-lap push from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch. Busch was fourth. … Busch has five victories this year and 48 overall, one short of Mark Martin's Nationwide record.

Standings: 1. Reed Sorenson, 610; 2. Elliott Sadler, 601; 3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 579; 4. Justin Allgaier, 573; 5. Jason Leffler, 537; 6. Aric Almirola, 529; 7. Kenny Wallace, 494; 8. Steve Wallace, 467; 9. Brian Scott, 454; 10. Michael Annett, 446.

IndyCar

What: Honda Indy Toronto

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 5:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, (Versus, 2:30 p.m.), Toronto.

Fast facts: Last year Will Power raced to the fourth of his five 2010 wins, passing Justin Wilson off a restart with 14 laps left and holding off Dario Franchitti.

Standings: 1. Franchitti, 303; 2. Power, 283; 3. Scott Dixon, 230; 4. Oriol Servia, 214; 5. Tony Kanaan, 211; 6. Ryan Briscoe, 193; 7. Graham Rahal, 191; 8. Marco Andretti, 184; 9. J.R. Hildebrand, 169; 10. Alex Tagliani, Danica Patrick, 161.

Formula One

What: British Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 8 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 8 a.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, taped, noon), Silverstone, England.

Fast facts: Last year Mark Webber won the third of his four 2010 victories, overtaking teammate Sebastian Vettel on the first lap.

Standings: 1. Vettel, 186; 2. Jenson Button, Webber, 109; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 97; 5. Fernando Alonso, 87; 6. Felipe Massa, 42; 7. Nico Rosberg, 32; 8. Vitaly Petrov, 31; 9. Nick Heidfeld, 30; 10. Michael Schumacher, 26.

NHRA

What: Route 66 Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, taped, 9:30 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, taped, 9 p.m.), Joliet, Ill.

Fast facts: Last year Larry Dixon raced to the fifth of his record 12 Top Fuel victories in 2010, beating Tony Schumacher in the final.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Del Worsham, 884; 2. Spencer Massey, 823; 3. Dixon, 809. Funny Car — 1. Mike Neff, 881; 2. Jack Beckman, 757; 3. Robert Hight, 755. Pro Stock — 1. Jason Line, 774; 2. Mike Edwards, 725; 3. Vincent Nobile, 713. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Eddie Krawiec, 425; 2. Karen Stoffer, 380; 3. Andrew Hines, 369.

Trucks

Next: Coca-Cola 200, Newton, Iowa, July 16.

Standings: 1. Johnny Sauter, 347; 2. Cole Whitt, 324; 3. Austin Dillon, 322; 4. James Buescher, 315; 5. Parker Kligerman, 312; 6. Ron Hornaday Jr., 310; 7. Timothy Peters, 308; 8. Matt Crafton, 297; 9. Joey Coulter, 292; 10. Brendan Gaughan, 287.

Auto racing: Races this week on the major circuits 07/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:49pm]
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