Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: All-Star Race

When/where: Today, Showdown practice, All-Star practice (Fox Sports 1, 1:45 p.m.), Showdown qualifying, Showdown race; Saturday, All-Star qualifying, All-Star race (FS1, 9), Concord, N.C.

Fast facts: The running order for the race's 10-lap final segment will be determined by finishing averages in the first four segments, with ties broken by finishing positions in Segment 4. … The winner receives $1 million.

Standings: 1. Jeff Gordon, 394; 2. Matt Kenseth, 379; 3. Kyle Busch, 373; 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 368; 5. Carl Edwards, 367; 6. Joey Logano, 346; 7. Jimmie Johnson, 340; 8. Ryan Newman, 332; 9. Greg Biffle, 328; 10. Brian Vickers, 327; 11. Brad Keselowski, 326; 12. Denny Hamlin, 318; 13. Kyle Larson, 318; 14. Austin Dillon, 306; 15. Kevin Harvick, 302.

Nationwide

What: Get To Know Newton 250

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying; Sunday, race (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Newton, Iowa.

Fast facts: Chase Elliott, 18, the points leader and winner of consecutive races at Texas and Darlington, graduates from high school Saturday in Georgia. … Sam Hornish Jr. is driving Joe Gibbs Racings' No. 54 Toyota. … Austin Theriault makes his series debut in JR Motorsports' No. 5 Chevrolet.

Standings: 1. Elliott, 339; 2. Elliott Sadler, 338; 3. Regan Smith, 336; 4. Trevor Bayne, 308; 5. Ty Dillon, 308; 6. Brian Scott, 277; 7. Brendan Gaughan, 250; 8. James Buescher, 244; 9. Chris Buescher, 229; 10. Ryan Reed, 225.

Trucks

What: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.), qualifying (FS1, 5:30 p.m.); race (FS1, 8:30 p.m.), Concord, N.C.

Fast facts: This is the fourth race of the season. Kyle Busch won at Daytona in February, and Matt Crafton won at Martinsville on March 30. … Crafton was second at Kansas to take the points lead. … Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski makes his first series start of the year, driving his No. 19 Ford.

Standings: 1. Crafton, 120; 2. Timothy Peters, 112; 3. Ron Hornaday Jr., 112; 4. German Quiroga, 109; 5. Johnny Sauter, 105; 6. Ryan Blaney, 101; 7. Jeb Burton, 98; 8. Ben Kennedy, 96; 9. Darrell Wallace Jr., 90; 10. John Wes Townley, 87; 11. Justin Jennings, 75; 12. Joe Nemechek, 71.

NHRA

What: Summer Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying; Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, taped, 9 p.m.), Commerce, Ga.

Standings: Top Fuel 1, Antron Brown, 580. 2, Doug Kalitta, 543. 3, Steve Torrence, 428. Funny Car 1. Robert Hight, 609. 2. John Force, 487. 3. Alexis DeJoria, 431. Pro Stock 1. Erica Enders-Stevens, 554. 2. Allen Johnson, 477. 3. Jason Line, 437. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1. Andrew Hines, 180. 2. Scotty Pollacheck, 169. 3. John Hall, 152.

IndyCar

Next race: Indianapolis 500, May 25, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Standings: 1. Will Power, 149; 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 148; 3. Simon Pagenaud, 143; 4. Helio Castroneves, 102; 5. Scott Dixon, 102; 6. Mike Conway, 93; 7. Marco Andretti, 89; 8. Justin Wilson, 87; 9. Tony Kanaan, 82; 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 81

Formula One

Next race: Monaco Grand Prix, May 25, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo

Standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton, 100; 2. Nico Rosberg, 97; 3. Fernando Alonso, 49; 4. Sebastian Vettel, 45; 5. Daniel Ricciardo, 39; 6. Nico Hulkenberg, 37; 7. Valtteri Bottas, 34; 8. Jenson Button, 23; 9. Kevin Magnussen, 20; 10. Sergio Perez, 20.

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