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What: Indianapolis 500

When/where: Today, Carb Day, including Firestone Freedom 100 Indy Lights race (Versus, 11 a.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 28, 1 p.m.); Indianapolis

Fast facts: Helio Castroneves won his fourth Indy pole Saturday, averaging 227.970 mph. "We're at a point with Castroneves where you can go back and in baseball terms, talk about Babe Ruth,'' said Eddie Cheever, the 1998 Indy 500 winner. He is joined on the front row by Penske teammate Will Power and Target Chip Ganassi's Dario Franchitti. Danica Patrick starts 23rd, her worst career position at Indy. … The drivers will be allowed to use the push-to-pass button 15 times. The extra horsepower boosts last 18 seconds and take 10 seconds to reset.

Standings: 1. Power, 190; 2. Scott Dixon, 164; 3. Castroneves, 162; 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 159; 5. Franchitti, 152; 6. Justin Wilson, 137; 7. Ryan Briscoe, 132; 8. Tony Kanaan, 129; 9. Vitor Meira, 101; 10. Raphael Matos, 98

Sprint Cup

What: Coca-Cola 600

When/where: Saturday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 6 p.m.); Concord, N.C.

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson, the Charlotte winner in October, won five times in a six-race stretch at the track: 2003 Coca-Cola 600 and sweeping the spring and fall races in 2004 and 2005. … Zephyr­hills' David Reutimann won the rain-shortened race last year for his lone Sprint Cup victory and the first Cup win for Michael Waltrip Racing. … Dale Earnhardt Jr. is winless in 69 races and has one victory in 84 starts for Hendrick Motorsports.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 1,768; 2. Kyle Busch, 1,699; 3. Matt Kenseth, 1,642; 4. Johnson, 1,637; 5. Denny Hamlin, 1,618; 6. Jeff Gordon, 1,605; 7. Greg Biffle, 1,581; 8. Jeff Burton, 1,569; 9. Kurt Busch, 1,531; 10. Carl Edwards, 1,487; 11. Mark Martin, 1,475; 12. Martin Truex, 1,434


What: Tech-Net Auto Service 300

When/where: Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 9:30 a.m.), race (Ch. 28, 2:30 p.m.); Concord, N.C.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch won the October race at the track en route to the season title and took the trucks race last week for his 70th win in NASCAR's top three divisions.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 1,766; 2. Busch, 1,755; 3. Kevin Harvick, 1,702; 4. Carl Edwards, 1,546; 5. Justin Allgaier, 1,521

Formula One

What: Turkish Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 7 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 7 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed, 8 a.m.); Istanbul

Standings: 1. Mark Webber, 78; (tie) Sebastian Vettel, 78; 3. Fernando Alonso, 75; 4. Jenson Button, 70; 5. Felipe Massa, 61


Next: WinStar World Casino 400k, June 4, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Standings: 1. Todd Bodine, 1,068; 2. Aric Almirola, 1,066; 3. Timothy Peters, 982; 4. Ron Hornaday, 965; 5. Matt Crafton, 902


Next: Route 66 Nationals, June 3-6, Route 66 Raceway; Joliet, Ill.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Larry Dixon, 845; 2. Cory McClenathan, 748. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 728; 2. Robert Hight, 679. Pro Stock 1. Mike Edwards, 958; 2. Allen Johnson, 691. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Hector Arana, 475; 2. Matt Smith, 374

Up next for auto races on major circuits 05/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:16pm]
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