Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Up next races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Camping World RV Sales 301

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.), qualifying (FS1, 4:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS1, 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race (TNT, 1 p.m.); Loudon, N.H.

Fast fact: Tampa's Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series. It came during a dinner Tuesday night in Richmond, Va., when he finally saw car owner Richard Petty, whose famed No. 43 racer Almirola put in Victory Lane on Sunday at Daytona. It was the iconic car's first victory in 15 years, a span of 544 races. "When he walked up to me, he gave me a hug and he told me he was proud of me," Almirola said, reflecting on his meeting with Petty. "To have Richard Petty come up and tell you he's proud of you, and knowing that you got his No. 43 car back to Victory Lane, is really special. I'll take that with me for the rest of my life." … Matt Kenseth won the September race at the track.

Standings: 1. Jeff Gordon, 651; 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 624; 3. Jimmie Johnson, 596; 4. Brad Keselowski, 586; 5. Kenseth, 580; 6. Joey Logano, 546; 7. Carl Edwards, 543; 8. Ryan Newman, 534; 9. Kyle Busch, 524; 10. Paul Menard, 516

Nationwide

What: Sta-Green 200

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m. and 3); Saturday, qualifying (FS1, 10 a.m.), race (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.); Loudon, N.H.

Standings: 1. Regan Smith, 577; 2. Elliott Sadler, 565; 3. Chase Elliott, 562; 4. Ty Dillon, 545; 5. Brian Scott, 523

Trucks

What: American Ethanol 200

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), race (FS1, 8:30 p.m.); Newton, Iowa

Fast facts: Kyle Busch Motor­sports has won nine of the series' past 12 races, with Darrell Wallace Jr. winning twice and Erik Jones once.

Standings: 1. Johnny Sauter, 297; 2. Matt Crafton, 289; 3. Timothy Peters, 286; 4. Ryan Blaney, 285; 5. Ron Hornaday, 284

IndyCar

What: Iowa Corn Indy 300

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.); Saturday, race (NBCSN, 8:45 p.m.); Newton, Iowa

Standings: 1. Will Power and Helio Castroneves, 446; 3. Simon Pagenaud, 402; 4. Juan Pablo Montoya, 391; 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 388

Formula One

Next: German Grand Prix, July 20, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany

Standings: 1. Nico Rosberg, 165; 2. Lewis Hamilton, 161; 3. Daniel Ricciardo, 98; 4. Fernando Alonso, 87; 5. Valtteri Bottas, 73

NHRA

Next: Mile-High Nationals, July 18-20, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Doug Kalitta, 1,130; 2. Antron Brown, 1,082. Funny Car — 1. Robert Hight, 1,067; 2. John Force, 889. Pro Stock — 1. Erica Enders-Stevens, 1,166; 2. Allen Johnson, 925. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Andrew Hines, 650; 2. Eddie Krawiec, 581

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