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This week on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon, 4 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Fast facts: Tony Stewart had a second surgery on his broken right leg Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation. The surgery was to insert a metal rod inside the tibia. Stewart broke the tibia and fibula Monday in a sprint car race in Iowa. He is out indefinitely. Max Papis drives his No. 14 Chevrolet this weekend, bringing Stewart's streak of 521 consecutive Cup starts to an end. … AJ Allmendinger, the Nationwide winner in June at Road America, is driving JTG Daugherty Racing's No. 47 Toyota.

Standings: 1. Jimmie Johnson, 772; 2. Clint Bowyer, 695; 3. Carl Edwards, 688; 4. Kevin Harvick, 675; 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 656; 6. Kyle Busch, 646; 7. Matt Kenseth, 638; 8. Kasey Kahne, 612; 9. Jeff Gordon, 602; 10. Greg Biffle, 599

Nationwide

What: Zippo 200

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 1:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 9:30 a.m.), race (Ch. 28, 2:15 p.m.); Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Fast facts: Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch has eight Nationwide victories this year to push his series-record total to 59. … The race is the second of three road-course events this year. AJ Allmendinger won at Road America in June.

Standings: 1. Austin Dillon, 698; 2. Regan Smith, 684; 3. Sam Hornish Jr., 684; 4. Elliott Sadler, 679; 5. Brian Vickers, 670

Trucks

Next: Michigan National Guard 200, Aug. 17, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 429; 2. Jeb Burton, 377; 3. Ryan Blaney, 367; 4. James Buescher, 365; 5. Ty Dillon, 361

IndyCar

Next: Grand Prix of Sonoma, Aug. 25, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.

Standings: 1. Helio Castroneves, 453; 2. Scott Dixon, 422; 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 388; 4. Marco Andretti, 377; 5. Simon Pagenaud, 350

Formula One

Next: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 25, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Spa-Francorchamps

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 172; 2. Kimi Raikkonen, 134; 3. Fernando Alonso, 133; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 124; 5. Mark Webber, 105.

NHRA

Next: Lucas Oil Nationals, Aug. 15-18, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.

Standings: Top Fuel 1. Shawn Langdon, 1,292; 2. Tony Schumacher, 1,145. Funny Car 1. Matt Hagan, 1,151; 2. Cruz Pedregon, 1,034. Pro Stock 1. Mike Edwards, 1,421; 2. Allen Johnson, 1,333. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1. Hector Arana Jr., 795; 2. Matt Smith, 646

This week on major auto racing circuits 08/08/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:43pm]
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