Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sports

Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Sylvania 300

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon), qualifying (FS1, 3:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 2, 9 a.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Loudon, N.H.

Fast facts: Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson has a record 22 victories in 91 Chase starts. … Brian Vickers won the July race. … Bobby Labonte is returning to drive JTG Daugherty's No. 47 Toyota. He missed three races after breaking three ribs in a bicycle accident.

Standings: 1. Matt Kenseth, 2,063; 2. Kyle Busch, 2,055; 3. Johnson, 2,052; 4. Kevin Harvick, 2,048; 5. Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch, 2,040; 7. Jeff Gordon, 2,039; 8. Ryan Newman, 2,035; 9. Clint Bowyer, 2,035; 10. Kasey Kahne, 2,032; 11. Greg Biffle, 2,032; 12. Joey Logano, 2,011; 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,010

Nationwide

What: Kentucky 300

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, qualifying, race, (ESPN News, 7:30 p.m.); Sparta, Ky.

Fast facts: The race is the series' sixth and final standalone event of the year. … Truck series regular Jeb Burton is making his Nationwide debut, driving Turner Scott Motorsports' No. 34 Chevrolet. Truck points leader Matt Crafton and series rivals Dakoda Armstrong, Joey Coulter and Ryan Blaney also are racing. … Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski won the June race at the track.

Standings: 1. Sam Hornish, 921; 2. Austin Dillon, 904; 3. Regan Smith, 885; 4. Elliott Sadler, 877; 5. Brian Vickers, 865

Formula One

What: Singapore Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 9:30 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBCSN 1 p.m.); Sunday, race (NBCSN, 8 a.m.); Singapore

Fast facts: Kimi Raikkonen is leaving Lotus after the season to return to Ferrari. The Finn raced for Ferrari from 2007-09, winning the series title in 2007. The move came a day after Felipe Massa announced he was leaving Ferrari after the season. Raikkonen won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and has five second-place finishes. … The race is the series' lone night event.

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 222; 2. Fernando Alonso, 169; 3. Lewis Hamilton, 141; 4. Kimi Raikkonen, 134; 5. Mark Webber, 130

NHRA

What: Texas Fall Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 11:30 p.m.), Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.); Ennis, Texas

Fast fact: The event is the second in the six-race Countdown. The top 10 in each class qualified for the playoffs.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Spencer Massey, 2,174; 2. Shawn Langdon, 2,150. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 2,214; 2. Ron Capps, 2,132. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 2,194; 2. Jeg Coughlin, 2,184. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Hector Arana, 2,183; 2. Matt Smith, 2,150

IndyCar

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

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

Trucks

Next: Smith's 350, Sept. 28, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 609; 2. James Buescher, 568; 3. Ty Dillon, 550; 4. Jeb Burton, 539; 5. Ryan Blaney, 527

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