Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Up next races on the major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: The Profit on CNBC 500

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.; Fox Sports 2, 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 3 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: The race is the first to use the new group qualifying format. The fastest 12 cars after the opening 30-minute session will compete for the pole in the final 10-minute session.

Standings: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 48; 2. Denny Hamlin, 43; 3. Brad Keselowski, 42; 4. Jeff Gordon, 40; 5. Jimmie Johnson, 40; 6. Matt Kenseth, 38; 7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 37; 8. Greg Biffle, 37; 9. Austin Dillon, 36; 10. Casey Mears, 34; 11. Joey Logano, 34; 12. Kevin Harvick, 31

Nationwide

What: Blue Jeans Go Green 200

When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m., 5 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, noon p.m.), race (Ch. 28, 3:45 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch won the November race at this track for the last of his 12 2013 series victories. Busch, driving the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has a series-record 63 victories, six at the track.

Standings: 1. Regan Smith, 47; 2. Trevor Bayne, 41; 3. Elliott Sadler, 39; 4. Brendan Gaughan, 38; 5. Ty Dillon, 37

NHRA

Next event: Gatornationals, March 13-16, Gainesville

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Doug Kalitta, 191; 2. Khalid alBalooshi, 165; 3. Antron Brown, 156. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 225; 2. Robert Hight, 159; 3. Alexis DeJoria, 156; Pro Stock — 1. V. Gaines, 191; 2. Jason Line, 180; 3. Allen Johnson, 161

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