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Races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Advocare 500

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (FS2, 5:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS1, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 3 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson has four Phoenix victories, three in Chase races. … Matt Kenseth has a series-high seven victories. … Carl Edwards won in March at the track. Johnson was second.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 2,342; 2. Kenseth, 2,335; 3. Kevin Harvick, 2,302; 4. Kyle Busch, 2,290; 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,280; 6. Jeff Gordon, 2,273; 7. Clint Bowyer, 2,273; 8. Greg Biffle, 2,269; 9. Joey Logano, 2,251; 10. Kurt Busch, 2,246

Nationwide

What: Servicemaster 200

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon, 3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (FS2, 12:30 p.m.), race (ESPN, 4 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Penske's No. 22 car has a 26-point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 54 Toyota. … Kyle Busch is making his 25th start of the year in the No. 54 car. He has 11 victories this season — winning at the track in March to end a 24-race Nationwide victory drought — and a record 62 overall.

Standings: 1. Austin Dillon, 1,107; 2. Sam Hornish, 1,101; 3. Regan Smith, 1,053; 4. Elliott Sadler, 1,026; 5. Justin Allgaier, 1,022

Trucks

What: Lucas Oil 150

When/where: Today, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 4:30 p.m.), race (FS1, 8 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast fact: Matt Crafton can wrap up the title in Phoenix by extending his lead to 49 points.

Standings: 1. Crafton, 741; 2. James Buescher, 695; 3. Ty Dillon, 694; 4. Johnny Sauter, 667; 5. Jeb Burton, 657

NHRA

What: Auto-Plus Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 2:30 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); Pomona, Calif.

Fast facts: In February at the track in the season-opening Winternationals, Courtney Force won in Funny Car, Langdon in Top Fuel, and Vincent Nobile in Pro Stock. … The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. … Mac Tool has extended its sponsorship with John Force Racing through 2017. The deal was announced Thursday.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Shawn Langdon, 2,530; 2. Antron Brown, 2,428. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 2,581; 2. Matt Hagan, 2,429. Pro Stock — 1. Jeg Coughlin, 2,512; 2. Jason Line, 2,441. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Matt Smith, 2,602; 2. Michael Ray, 2,437

Formula One

Next: U.S. Grand Prix, Nov. 17, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 347; 2. Fernando Alonso, 217; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 183; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 175; 5. Mark Webber, 166

Races on major auto racing circuits 11/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:41pm]
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