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Auto racing: Races up next on major circuits

Up next | Races on major circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Food City 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon), qualifying (Speed, 3:30); Saturday, practice (Speed, 1 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 1 p.m.); Bristol, Tenn.

Fast facts: Brad Keselowski chose Won't Back Down by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as his song selection for driver introductions. The song choice is a clear message from Kese­lowski, who has vowed not to change the aggressive driving style that has angered several veterans. Sunday will be Keselowski's first Cup race since he was intentionally wrecked at Atlanta two weeks ago by Carl Edwards as payback for an earlier accident. Edwards, meanwhile, selected Black Betty by Spiderbait for his song. But if there are fireworks between the two again, it likely will come Saturday when they race in the Nationwide series race at Bristol. … NASCAR has added a mandatory four-tire pit stop to the All-Star Race. The race will once again be decided by a 10-lap shootout to the finish. But, for the first time, teams will be required to enter pit road for a full stop. The order that cars exit will determine how they line up for the sprint. … Jimmie Johnson won at California and Las Vegas to push his career total to 49. … Darrell Waltrip holds the track record with 12 Cup victories, winning seven straight races from 1980-84. Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch each have five Bristol wins to top the active drivers.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 644; 2. Matt Kenseth, 618; 3. Greg Biffle, 585; 4. Johnson, 570; 5. Clint Bowyer, 558; 6. Jeff Burton, 538; 7. Mark Martin, 521; 8. Tony Stewart, 510; 9. Paul Menard, 505; 10. Kurt Busch, 502; 11. Gordon, 482; (tie) Scott Speed, 482


What: Scotts Turf Builder 300

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, noon) and race (Ch. 28, 2:30); Bristol, Tenn.

Fast facts: David Ragan won the August race at Bristol.

Standings: 1. Carl Edwards, 505; 2. Brad Keselowski, 464; 3. Brian Vickers, 457; 4. Justin Allgaier, 449; 5. Kyle Busch, 424; 6. Steve Wallace, 423; 7. Kevin Harvick, 414; 8. Greg Biffle, 408; 9. Paul Menard, 398; 10. Scott Riggs, 359


What: 12 Hours of Sebring

When/where: Saturday (Speed, 10 a.m.-noon, 2-11 p.m.); Sebring

Fast facts: It's the season opener for ALMS. … Last year, the series moved on to St. Petersburg after Sebring, but this year's schedule doesn't include St. Petersburg.


Next: Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 28

Standings: 1. Will Power, 50; 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 40; 3. Vitor Meira, 35; 4. Raphael Matos, 32; 5. Dan Wheldon, 30; 6. Dario Franchitti, 29; 7. Scott Dixon, 28; 8. Mike Conway, 24; 9. Helio Castroneves, 22; 10. Tony Kanaan, 20


Next: Four-Wide Nationals, March 25-28, Concord, N.C.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Tony Schumacher, 266; 2. Cory McClenathan, 255; 3. Larry Dixon. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 280; 2. Ron Capps, 226; 3. Jack Beckman, 219. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 363; 2. Allen Johnson, 231; 3. Greg Anderson. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Eddie Krawiec, 119; 2. Shawn Gann, 94


Next: Kroger 250, March 27, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

Standings: 1. Todd Bodine, 340; 2. Timothy Peters, 336; 3. Jason White, 295; 4. Aric Almirola, 292; 5. Kyle Busch, 272

Formula One

Next: Australian Grand Prix, March 28, Albert Park, Melbourne

Standings: 1. Fernando Alonso, 25; 2. Felipe Massa, 18; 3. Lewis Hamilton, 15; 4. Sebastian Vettel, 12; 5. Nico Rosberg, 10

Auto racing: Races up next on major circuits 03/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:48pm]
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