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Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Geico 400

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS2, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

Fast facts: Matt Kenseth tops the Chase standings, three points ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch. Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick are nine back, Joey Logano and Greg Biffle 12 behind, and Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne 15 back.

Standings: 1. Kenseth, 2,015; 2. Johnson, 2,012; 3. Kyle Busch, 2,012; 4. Harvick, 2,006; 5. Edwards, 2,006; 6. Logano, 2,003; 7. Biffle, 2,003; 8. Bowyer, 2,000; 9. Earnhardt, 2,000; 10. Kurt Busch, 2,000; 11. Kahne, 2,000; 12. Newman, 2,000

Nationwide

What: Dollar General 300

When/where: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.; FS2, 6:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (FS2, noon), race (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

Fast facts: Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his fourth and final Nationwide start of the season. … Kenny Wallace is attempting to make his 900th national series start. He also races tonight in trucks.

Standings: 1. Sam Hornish, 880; 2. Austin Dillon, 864; 3. Regan Smith, 854

Trucks

What: Enjoyillinois.com 225

When/where: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m., and noon), qualifying (FS1, 4 p.m.), race (FS1, 8:30 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

Fast facts: Cup drivers Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are in the field.

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 569; 2. James Buescher, 532; 3. Ty Dillon, 511

NHRA

What: Carolina Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying; Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.); Concord, N.C.

Fast facts: The event opens the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The top 10 in each class qualified. Points have been reset, with the gap from first to second 30 points and the other places separated by 10 points.

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

IndyCar

Next: Grand Prix of Houston, Oct. 5 and 6, Streets of Houston

News: Kurt Busch said Thursday that he will not race in the season finale at Fontana. Busch said the deadline has passed that he and Andretti Autosport needed to notify Chevrolet they would need an engine for the Oct. 19 race. Busch wanted to run as a possible warmup for next year's Indianapolis 500.

Standings: 1. Helio Castroneves, 501; 2. Scott Dixon, 452; 3. Simon Pagenaud, 431

Formula One

Next: Singapore Grand Prix, Sept. 22, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 222; 2. Fernando Alonso, 169; 3. Lewis Hamilton, 141

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 09/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:57pm]
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