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Sprint Cup

What: Kobalt Tools 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.); Sunday, race, (Ch. 13, 1 p.m.); Hampton, Ga.

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson, the four-time defending series champion, has won six of the past 12 Cup races to push his career total to 49. He swept the 2007 races at the track and also won the October 2004 event. … Dale Earnhardt won a record nine Cup races at the track. … Kasey Kahne won the September race at Atlanta.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 506; 2. Clint Bowyer, 459; 3. Mark Martin, 457; 4. Matt Kenseth, 448; 5. Johnson, 443; (tie) Greg Biffle, 443; 7. Jeff Burton, 430; 8. Joey Logano, 413; 9. David Reutimann, 397; 10. Carl Edwards, 389; 11. Tony Stewart, 386; 12. Kyle Busch, 375


What: Atlanta 200

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 1 p.m., 4 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 9:30 a.m.), race, (Speed, 2 p.m.); Hampton, Ga.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has four career series victories at the track, winning three of the past four races. … Geoff Bodine, driving the No. 95 Team Gill Racing Dodge, is making his first trucks start since 2004. The 1986 Daytona 500 winner is 60. … Series regular Steve Wallace is making his debut in Billy Ballew's No. 15 Toyota.

Standings: 1. Timothy Peters, 190; 2. Todd Bodine, 180; 3. Dennis Setzer, 170; 4. Jason White, 165; 5. Matt Crafton, 155


Next: Scotts Turf Builder 300, March 20, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway

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


Next: Gatornationals, March 11-14, Gainesville

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Cory McClenathan, 201; 2. Doug Kalitta, 196; 3. Larry Dixon, 161. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 224; 2. Jack Beckman, 187; 3. Ron Capps, 148. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 130; 2. Greg Anderson, 95; 3. Allen Johnson, 78

Auto racing capsules 03/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 4, 2010 9:48pm]
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