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Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: STP Gas Booster 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon), qualifying (Speed, 8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 11:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 1 p.m.); Martinsville, Va.

Fast facts: Mark Martin is taking the injured Denny Hamlin's spot in the race in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 11 Toyota.

Standings: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 199; 2. Brad Keselowski, 187; 3. Jimmie Johnson, 183; 4. Carl Edwards, 164; 5. Greg Biffle, 164; 6. Kyle Busch, 163; 7. Kasey Kahne, 159; 8. Paul Menard, 154; 9. Joey Logano, 146; 10. Hamlin, 145


What: Kroger 250

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 10:30 a.m.), qualifying; Saturday, race (Speed, 1:30 p.m.); Martinsville, Va.

Fast facts: Chase Elliott, 17-year-old son of former driver Bill Elliott, is making his series debut.

Standings: 1. Johnny Sauter, 47; 2. Ron Hornaday, 41; 3. Justin Lofton, 41; 4. Ty Dillon, 40; 5. Jeb Burton, 39


What: Grand Prix of Alabama

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.); Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m.); Birmingham

Fast fact: AJ Allmendinger is making his IndyCar debut, driving for Penske.

Standings: 1. James Hinchcliffe, 51; 2. Helio Castroneves, 43; 3. Marco Andretti, 35; 4. Tony Kanaan, 32; 5. Scott Dixon, 30


What: Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 8 p.m.), Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 11 p.m.); Las Vegas


Next: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, April 12, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Formula One

Next: Chinese Grand Prix, April 14, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 04/04/13 [Last modified: Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:29pm]
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