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Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Auto Club 400

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 7 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 3 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

Fast facts: Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson has a series-high five victories at the track. He won the season-opening Daytona 500. … Mark Martin is back in Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55 Toyota after a one-week break. Brian Vickers finished eighth in the car at Bristol.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 166; 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 157; 3. Johnson, 151; 4. Clint Bowyer, 128; 5. Greg Biffle, 126; 6. Denny Hamlin, 125; 7. Kasey Kahne, 124; 8. Carl Edwards, 124; 9. Paul Menard, 118; 10. Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse, 115

Nationwide

What: Royal Purple 300

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1:30 p.m.), race (ESPN, 5 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

Fast fact: Joe Gibbs Racing has won the past eight races at the track. Tony Stewart started the streak in February 2008, Kyle Busch has five victories and Joey Logano two. Busch, Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers are driving for Gibbs on Saturday.

Standings: 1. Sam Hornish, 167; 2. Justin Allgaier, 145; 3. Brian Scott, 142; 4. Regan Smith, 141; 5. Brian Vickers, 137

Formula One

What: Malaysian Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 2 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 4 a.m.); Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, 4 a.m. live and 3 p.m. taped; Kuala Lumpur

Fast facts: Sebastian Vettel won the 2010 and 2011 races. The three-time defending season champion has 26 victories in 102 career starts. … Italian motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli was killed in a MotoGP race at the track in October 2011.

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

Trucks

Next: Kroger 250, April 6, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

Standings: 1. Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday and Justin Lofton, 41; 4. Ty Dillon, 40; 5. Jeb Burton, 39

NHRA

Next: SummitRacing.com Nationals, April 5-7, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Antron Brown, 269; 2. Tony Schumacher, 265. Funny Car — 1. Ron Capps, and Johnny Gray, 244. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 263; 2. Jeg Coughlin, 247. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Hector Arana Jr, 125; 2. Steve Johnson, 96

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 03/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:23pm]
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