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Sprint Cup

What: Duck Commander 500

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS1, 10:30 a.m.), qualifying (FS2, 3 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 3 p.m.); Fort Worth, Texas

Fast facts: NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during the race, officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear. Hoping to give more control over setups and strategy to race teams, NASCAR is refusing to get involved in monitoring whether teams choose to follow recommendations set each week by Goodyear. There were multiple tire issues at California two weeks ago, and many drivers tried to blame the product Goodyear brought to the track. NASCAR insisted the issues were self-inflicted and a product of teams going far beyond the air pressure limits recommended by the manufacturer. … The record for the most races at the start of the season without a repeat winner is 10 in 2000. This is the seventh race of the season, and there have been no repeat winners. … Jimmie Johnson won the November race at the track.

Standings: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 227; 2. Matt Kenseth, 218; 3. Carl Edwards, 217; 4. Jeff Gordon, 216; 5. Johnson, 209; 6. Kyle Busch, 189; 7. Brad Keselowski, 188; 8. Joey Logano, 187; 9. Austin Dillon, 179; 10. Ryan Newman, 174


What: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

When/where: Today, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.), (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.); Fort Wroth, Texas

Fast facts: Kyle Busch won this year at Phoenix and Bristol to push his series-record victory total to 65. … Busch is racing along with fellow Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth. ... Brad Kese­lowski won the November race at the track.

Standings: 1. Regan Smith, 185; 2. Trevor Bayne, 185; 3. Ty Dillon, 179; 4. Chase Elliott, 177; 5. Elliott Sadler, 174


Next: North Carolina Education Lottery 200, May 16, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Standings: 1. Timothy Peters, 82; 2. Johnny Sauter, 82; 3. Matt Crafton, 78; 4. Ryan Blaney, 78; 5. Ron Hornaday, 76.

Formula One

What: Bahrain Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 11 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (NBCSN, 12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (NBCSN, 11 a.m.); Sakhir, Bahrain

Standings: 1. Nico Rosberg, 43; 2. Lewis Hamilton, 25; 3. Fernando Alonso, 24; 4. Jenson Button, 23; 5. Kevin Magnussen, 20


Next: Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 13, Long Beach, Calif.

Standings: 1. Will Power, 53; 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 40; 3. Helio Castroneves, 36; 4. Scott Dixon, 32; 5. Simon Pagenaud, 30


Next: Four-Wide Nationals, April 11-13, zMAX Dragway, Concord, N.C.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Doug Kalitta, 412; 2. Antron Brown, 339. Funny Car — 1. Robert Hight, 367; 2. John Force, 358. Pro Stock — 1. Erica Enders-Stevens, 344; 2. Jason Line, 329. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Steve Johnson, 114; 2. Scotty Pollacheck, 93

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 04/03/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:00pm]
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