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Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: 400

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 1 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 9 a.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Long Pond, Pa.

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson, the June winner at the track, is attempting to sweep the Pocono races for the second time. He accomplished the feat in 2004. … Jeff Gordon has a record six Pocono victories.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 740; 2. Clint Bowyer, 665; 3. Carl Edwards, 655; 4. Kevin Harvick, 648; 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 616; 6. Matt Kenseth, 615; 7. Kyle Busch, 610; 8. Greg Biffle, 565; 9. Kasey Kahne, 564; 10. Gordon, 559


What: U.S. Cellular 250

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, qualifying, race (ESPN, 8 p.m.); Newton, Iowa

Fast facts: Ryan Gifford, part of NASCAR's Drive For Diversity program, makes his first national series start, in Richard Childress Racing's No. 33 Chevrolet.

Standings: 1. Austin Dillon, 656; 2. Regan Smith, 650; 3. Elliott Sadler, 643; 4. Sam Hornish, 642; 5. Brian Vickers, 628


What: Pocono Mountains 125

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 10 a.m.), race (Speed, 1 p.m.); Long Pond, Pa.

Fast facts: Two-time series champion Todd Bodine returns with a new team, driving the No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet.

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 393; 2. Jeb Burton, 345; 3. James Buescher, 342; 4. Ty Dillon, 337; 5. Johnny Sauter, 320


What: Honda Indy 200

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 5 p.m.); Sunday, race (NBCSN, 3:30 p.m.); Lexington, Ohio

Fast facts: Stefan Wilson will make his IndyCar debut at Baltimore on Sept. 1 with Dale Coyne Racing as a teammate to older brother Justin. … The 40-lap Indy Lights race also is Sunday (NBCSN, 2 p.m.).

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


What: Northwest Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); Kent, Wash.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Shawn Langdon, 1,210; 2. Spencer Massey, 1,108. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 1,034; 2. Ron Capps, 1,007. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 1,339; 2. Allen Johnson, 1,273. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Hector Arana, 795; 2. Matt Smith, 646

Formula One

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

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

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 08/01/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:46pm]
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