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Sprint Cup

What: Federated Auto Parts 400

When/where: Today, practice (ESPN2, noon), qualifying (ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.); Saturday, race (Ch. 28, 7:30 p.m.); Richmond, Va.

Fast facts: The race ends the regular season. The top 10 in the standings and the top two victory leaders from Nos. 11-20 earn spots in the Chase. Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth have wrapped up Chase spots. No. 11 Jeff Gordon is winless this season, leaving No. 12 Kasey Kahne and No. 13 Martin Truex in position to take the wild-card spots. Kahne has two victories, and Truex one.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 837; 2. Bowyer, 809; 3. Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards, 795; 5. Kyle Busch, 786; 6. Kenseth, 768; 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 750; 8. Joey Logano, 729; 9. Greg Biffle, 727; 10. Kurt Busch, 719


What: Virginia 529 College Savings 250

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9 a.m., qualifying (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), race (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.); Richmond, Va.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has nine wins this year, putting his series-record total to 60. In NASCAR's three national series, he has 16 victories this year, 121 overall… The race is the 1,000th in series history. Dale Earnhardt won the first at Daytona on Feb. 13, 1982.

Standings: 1. Sam Hornish, 842; 2. Austin Dillon, 832; 3. Elliott Sadler, 816; 4. Regan Smith, 813; 5. Justin Allgaier, 795


What: Fan Appreciation 200

When/where: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Sunday, Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (FS1, 2 p.m.); Newton, Iowa

Fast facts: Four-time series champ Ron Hornaday will break a tie with Rick Crawford for the career starts mark with No. 337. Hornaday has a record 51 wins.

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 532; 2. James Buescher, 485; 3. Ty Dillon, 469; 4. Jeb Burton, 467; 5. Miguel Paludo, 464

Formula One

What: Italian Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 8 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBCSN, 8 a.m.); Sunday, race (NBCSN, 8 a.m.); Monza

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 197; 2. Fernando Alonso, 151; 3. Lewis Hamilton, 139; 4. Kimi Raikkonen, 134; 5. Mark Webber, 115


Next: Grand Prix of Houston, Oct. 5-6, Houston

Standings: 1. Helio Castroneves, 501; 2. Scott Dixon, 452; 3. Simon Pagenaud, 431; 4. Marco Andretti, 430; 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 427


Next: Carolina Nationals, Sept. 13-15, zMAX Dragway, Concord, N.C.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Shawn Langdon, 1,488; 2. Spencer Massey, 1,273. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 1,297; 2. Ron Capps, 1,183. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 1,667; 2. Allen Johnson, 1,446. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Hector Arana, 849; 2. Matt Smith, 741

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 09/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 5, 2013 8:40pm]
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