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Sprint Cup

What: NRA 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 12:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 7:30 p.m.), Fort Worth, Texas.

Fast facts: Points leader Jimmie Johnson won in November at the track. … Brian Vickers is driving Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 11 Toyota in place of injured Denny Hamlin. Mark Martin, back in Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55, finished 10th last week in the No. 11.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 231; 2. Brad Keselowski, 225; 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 219; 4. Kyle Busch, 203; 5. Kasey Kahne, 199; 6. Greg Biffle, 199; 7. Carl Edwards, 193; 8. Clint Bowyer, 179; 9. Paul Menard, 179; 10. Matt Kenseth, 172


What: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (ESPN2, 5 p.m.), race (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.), Fort Worth, Texas.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch is racing along with fellow Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne.

Standings: 1. Sam Hornish, 210; 2. Regan Smith, 182; 3. Brian Scott, 179; 4. Justin Allgaier, 178; 5. Austin Dillon, 172


What: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

When/where: Saturday, practice; Sunday, qualifying, race (Speed, 2 p.m.), Rockingham, N.C.

Fast facts: Cup driver Joey Logano will pilot Brad Keselowski Racing's No. 19 Ford.

Standings: 1. Johnny Sauter, 94; 2. Jeb Burton, 82; 3. Matt Crafton, 77; 4. Ron Hornaday Jr., 76; 5. Darrell Wallace Jr., 72

Formula One

What: Chinese Grand Prix

When/where: Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports, 2 a.m.); Sunday, race (NBC Sports, 3 a.m.), Shanghai

Fast facts: The course is shaped like the Chinese character "shang," which stands for "high" or "above." … On March 24 Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won in Malaysia, ignoring team orders and overtaking teammate Mark Webber.

Standings: 1. Vettel, 40; 2. Kimi Raikkonen, 31; 3. Webber, 26; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 25; 5. Felipe Massa, 22


Next: Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 21, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.


Next: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 19-21, zMAX Dragway, Concord, N.C.

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