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Next races on major auto racing circuits

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Sprint Cup

What: Irwin Tools Night Race

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon), qualifying (ESPN2, 5 p.m.); Saturday, race (Ch. 28, 7:30 p.m.); Bristol, Tenn.

Fast facts: Kasey Kahne, with two wins, currently holds the first of the two wild-card spots in the 12-driver Chase field. Ryan Newman holds the second spot due to tiebreakers. … Danica Patrick is making her fourth series start.

Standings: 1. Greg Biffle, 823; 2. Matt Kenseth, 803; 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 801; 4. Jimmie Johnson, 795; 5. Brad Keselowski, 776; 6. Martin Truex, 763; 7. Clint Bowyer, 757; 8. Kevin Harvick, 738; 9. Tony Stewart, 728; 10. Denny Hamlin, 727

Nationwide

What: Food City 250

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 10 a.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:30 p.m.), race (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.); Bristol, Tenn.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch is racing along with fellow Cup drivers Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano. Harvick has a series-record five Bristol victories.

Standings: 1. Elliott Sadler, 824; 2. Ricky Stenhouse and Sam Hornish, 802

IndyCar

What: Grand Prix of Sonoma

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.); Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.); Sonoma, Calif.

Standings: 1. Will Power, 379; 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 374; 3. Helio Castroneves

Formula One

Next: Belgian Grand Prix, Sept. 2, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Standings: 1. Fernando Alonso, 164; 2. Mark Webber, 124; 3. Sebastian Vettel

NHRA

Next: U.S. Nationals, Aug. 29, Clermont, Ind.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Antron Brown, 1,335; 2. Spencer Massey, 1,277. Funny Car — 1. Ron Capps, 1,228; 2. Robert Hight, 1,175. Pro Stock — 1. Allen Johnson, 1,432; 2. Jason Line, 1,298. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Eddie Krawiec, 962; 2. Andrew Hines, 856

Next races on major auto racing circuits 08/24/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:29am]

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