Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Camping World RV Sales 500

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (FS2, noon); Sunday, race (2 p.m., ESPN); Talladega, Ala.

Fast facts: NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Todd Parrott, the crew chief for driver Aric Almirola, for violating its substance-abuse policy. Parrott works for Richard Petty Motorsports. The substance was not identified. Sammy Johns, RPM's vice president of operations and competition, will handle crew chief duties for the No. 43 Ford this weekend and until further notice. … Elliott Sadler was selected by Michael Waltrip Racing to close out the season in the No. 55 Toyota while Brian Vickers is sidelined with a blood clot. Vickers also missed the final 25 races of the 2010 season with blood clots and during that time required heart surgery. Team co-owner Waltrip was already scheduled to drive the car this weekend; Sadler will drive the remaining four races.

Standings: 1. Matt Kenseth, 2,225; 2. Jimmie Johnson, 2,221; 3. Kevin Harvick, 2,196; 4. Jeff Gordon, 2,189; 5. Kyle Busch, 2,188; 6. Greg Biffle, 2,167; 7. Kurt Busch, 2,166; 8. Clint Bowyer, 2,162; 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,159; 10. Carl Edwards, 2,158


What: Fred's 250

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m.), qualifying (FS2, 5 p.m.); Saturday, race (FS1, 4 p.m.); Talladega, Ala.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch is making his ninth start of the season. He has a series-high four victories this year and 34 overall.

Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 644; 2. James Buescher, 603; 3. Ty Dillon, 591; 4. Jeb Burton, 571; 5. Miguel Paludo, 567


What: MAV TV 500

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.); Saturday, race (NBCSN, 8:50 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

Fast facts: Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon, the series champion in 2003 and 2008, is guaranteed the title if he finishes fifth or better in the finale. He has four victories this year. The New Zealander won all three July races, winning at Pocono and sweeping the Toronto doubleheader. … Alex Tagliani is taking Dario Franchitti's place in Ganassi's lineup. … The Indy Lights race also is Saturday (NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.).

Standings: 1. Scott Dixon, 546; 2. Helio Castroneves, 521; 3. Simon Pagenaud, 491; 4. Justin Wilson, 460; 5. Marco Andretti, 457


Next: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, Nov. 2, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Standings: 1. Austin Dillon, 1,067; 2. Sam Hornish, 1,059; 3. Regan Smith, 1,015; 4. Justin Allgaier, 997; 5. Elliott Sadler, 989

Formula One

Next: Indian Grand Prix, Oct. 27, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, India

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 297; 2. Fernando Alonso, 207; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 177; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 161; 5. Mark Webber, 148


Next: Toyota Nationals, Oct. 25-27, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Shawn Langdon, 2,441; 2. Doug Kalitta, 2,358. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 2,457; 2. Matt Hagan, 2,392. Pro Stock — 1. Jeg Coughlin, 2,433; 2. Mike Edwards, 2,388. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Matt Smith, 2,486; 2. Hector Arana, 2,361

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 10/17/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 17, 2013 8:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Times wires.

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Jones: Koetter-Winston exchange highlights latest 'Hard Knocks'


    There are certain things that make HBO's Hard Knocks must-see television.

    Jameis Winston, left, has an exchange with Dirk Koetter that highlights Hard Knocks.
  2. Trevor Plouffe is DFA'd by Rays, Kittredge recalled for now


    INF Trevor Plouffe didn't do much with the opportunity the Rays gave him, and time ran out Tuesday when he was designated for assignment after the game.

    Plouffe hit just .178, with one homer and two RBIs, in 31 games for the Rays, his primary playing time from starting at first or third against lefties.

  3. Rays journal: Offense shows signs of waking up in win over Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The drought was so severe that it's still probably too soon to say the Rays are out of it, but scoring a half-dozen runs in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays was another promising sign.

    Corey Dickerson high-fives Wilson Ramos after hitting a solo home run in the third inning, putting the Rays up 2-1.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Blue Jays game

    The Heater

    C Wilson Ramos, coming off right knee surgery, often takes it easy on the bases, though it's not always a good look. But he hustled when he needed to Tuesday and got the Rays a run by beating out a two-out infield single, finishing with three more hits.

  5. Rays are full of ideas they'd like to share when commissioner visits

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Commissioner Rob Manfred is coming to the Trop today. Hmm. Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg will be there to greet him. Hmmmm. And they have a scheduled joint media session. Hmmmmmmmmm.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t expected to say anything definitive about the Rays’ stadium situation when he visits the team today.