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Sprint Cup

What: Toyota/Save Mart 350

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 4 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 2 p.m.), Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (TNT, 2 p.m.); Sonoma, Calif.

Fast facts: Jeff Gordon has a Cup-record nine road-course wins, five at Sonoma and four at Watkins Glen. Tony Stewart has seven road-course victories, two at Sonoma and five at Watkins Glen. … Juan Pablo Montoya won the 2007 race for his first Cup victory. He also won in 2010 at Watkins Glen. … The cars will qualify in groups instead of single-car runs. … Marcos Ambrose has won the past two races at Watkins Glen. … Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will be the honorary pace car official at next weekend's race at Kentucky Speedway.

Standings: 1. Jimmie Johnson, 538; 2. Carl Edwards, 507; 3. Clint Bowyer, 489; 4. Kevin Harvick, 476; 5. Matt Kenseth, 456; 6. Kyle Busch, 452; 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 447; 8. Greg Biffle, 443; 9. Brad Keselowski, 430; 10. Tony Stewart, 417


What: Johnsonville Sausage 200

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, noon), race, 5 p.m. (ESPN, 5 p.m.); Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Fast facts: AJ Allmendinger is driving for Penske Racing and also is scheduled to run the series' August event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. … Brian Vickers also is racing in the Sprint Cup event Sunday at Sonoma. … Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion Andrew Ranger is attempting to qualify for his first series start of the year.

Standings: 1. Regan Smith, 495; 2. Sam Hornish, 437; 3. Justin Allgaier, 436; 4. Austin Dillon, 428; 5. Elliott Sadler, 424


What: Iowa Corn Indy 250

When/where: Saturday, practice; qualifying heat races; Sunday, race, 3:05 p.m. (Ch. 28, 2:30 p.m.); Newton, Iowa.

Fast facts: Andretti Autosport has won the past three races at the track. Tony Kanaan, the Indy 500 winner this year for KV Racing, won in 2010 for Andretti, and Marco Andretti took the 2011 race. … The field will be set in three heat races. … Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti won at the track in 2007 and 2009. … The Indy Lights race is Saturday night.

Standings: 1. Helio Castroneves, 299; 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 283; 3. Marco Andretti, 249; 4. Takuma Sato, 223; 5. Scott Dixon, 221


What: New England Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, final eliminations, (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); Epping, N.H.

Fast fact: The facility, constructed in 1966, has a new concrete racing surface.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Tony Schumacher, 802; 2. Shawn Langdon, 801. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 746; 2. Cruz Pedregon, 730. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 921; 2. Jeg Coughlin, 757. Pro Stock Motorcycles — 1. Hector Arana, 417; 2. Scotty Pollacheck, 266

Automobile Club de L'ouest

What: 24 Hours of Le Mans

When/where: Saturday-Sunday (Speed, Saturday, 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.); Le Mans, France


Next: UNOH 225, June 27, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 285; 2. Jeb Burton, 262; 3. Brendan Gaughan, 250; 4. Johnny Sauter, 240; 5. Ryan Blaney, 238

Formula One

Next: British Grand Prix, June 30, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 132; 2. Fernando Alonso, 96; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 88; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 77; 5. Mark Webber, 69

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 06/20/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:54pm]
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