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This week on major auto circuits

Nationwide

When: EnjoyIllinois.com 300

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 3:30 p.m., 6:30); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 4 p.m.), race, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 8 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

Fast facts: Erik Jones, 18, makes his Nationwide debut, in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota. Kasey Kahne is the lone Sprint Cup driver in the field.

Standings: 1. Regan Smith, 611; 2. Elliott Sadler, 603; 3. Chase Elliott, 598; 4. Ty Dillon, 577; 5. Brian Scott, 560

Sprint Cup

Next: Brickyard 400, July 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

Standings: 1. Jeff Gordon, 670; 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 658; 3. Brad Keselowski, 634; 4. Matt Kenseth, 621; 5. Jimmie Johnson, 598; 6. Carl Edwards, 574; 7. Ryan Newman, 573; 8. Kyle Busch, 567; 9. Joey Logano, 551; 10. Clint Bowyer, 548

Trucks

Next: Mudsummer Classic, Wednesday, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 330; 2. Ryan Blaney, 328; 3. Johnny Sauter, 323; 4. German Quiroga, 311; 5. Ron Hornaday Jr., 307

IndyCar

What: Honda Indy Toronto

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, qualifying (NBCSN, 1:30 p.m.), first race, 3:55 (NBCSN, 3); Sunday, qualifying, second race, 3:55 p.m. (NBCSN, 3); Toronto

Fast facts: This is the last of three doubleheaders. The Indy Lights race is Sunday (NBCSN, 6 p.m.).

Standings: 1. Helio Castroneves, 471; 2. Will Power, 462; 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 439; 4. Simon Pagenaud, 421; 5. Juan Pablo Montoya, 405

Formula One

What: German Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (NBCSN, 2:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (CNBC, 8 a.m.; NBCSN, noon); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (CNBC, 7:30; NBCSN, noon); Hockenheim

Standings: 1. Nico Rosberg, 165; 2. Lewis Hamilton, 161; 3. Daniel Ricciardo, 98; 4. Fernando Alonso, 87; 5. Valtteri Bottas, 73.

NHRA

What: Mile-High NHRA Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.); Morrison, Colo.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Doug Kalitta, 1,130; 2. Antron Brown, 1,082. Funny Car — 1. Robert Hight, 1,067; 2. John Force, 889. Pro Stock — 1. Erica Enders-Stevens, 1,166; 2. Allen Johnson, 925. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Andrew Hines, 650; 2. Eddie Krawiec, 581

This week on major auto circuits 07/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:38pm]
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