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Up next races on major auto racing circuits


What: STP 300

When/where: Saturday, practice; Sunday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 a.m.); race (ESPN, 3 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch is skipping the race, turning over the No. 54 Toyota to Joey Coulter. … Joey Logano is the lone full-time Sprint Cup driver in the field. … Brian Vickers is coming off a Sprint Cup victory Sunday in New Hampshire.

Standings: 1. Regan Smith, 594; 2. Sam Hornish Jr., 589; 3. Austin Dillon, 582; 4. Justin Allgaier, 574; 5. Elliott Sadler, 570.


What: Mile-High NHRA Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 6 p.m.); Morrison, Colo.

Fast facts: Allen Johnson raced to his fourth consecutive Pro Stock victory last year en route to a seven-win season and his first series title. … The track is nearly 6,000 feet above sea level.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Shawn Langdon, 1,013; 2. Tony Schumacher, 1,012. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 959; 2. Johnny Gray, 858. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 1,218; 2. Johnson, 1,065. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Hector Arana, 569; 2. Michael Ray, 521

Sprint Cup

Next: Brickyard 400, July 28, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

Standings: 1. Jimmie Johnson, 696; 2. Clint Bowyer, 640; 3. Carl Edwards, 623; 4. Kevin Harvick, 622; 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 578; 6. Matt Kenseth, 576; 7. Kyle Busch, 576; 8. Greg Biffle, 545; 9. Brad Keselowski, 529; 10. Kasey Kahne, 523


Next: Mudsummer Classic, July 24, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 357; 2. Jeb Burton, 319; 3. James Buescher, 317; 4. Ty Dillon, 309; 5. Johnny Sauter, 305


Next: Honda Indy 200, Aug. 4, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

News: Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan will try to pull off an unprecedented double next week: winning races in two different series at Indianapolis. Kanaan has been hired by Chip Ganassi's Grand-Am race team and will team with Joey Hand to drive the No. 02 car on July 26. It marks the first time since the Rolex 24 at Daytona that Ganassi will run the second car.

Standings: 1. Helio Castroneves, 425; 2. Scott Dixon, 396; 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 356; 4. Marco Andretti, 355; 5. Simon Pagenaud, 309

Formula One

Next: Hungarian Grand Prix, July 28, Budapest

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 157; 2. Fernando Alonso, 123; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 116; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 99; 5. Mark Webber, 93

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 07/18/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:44pm]
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