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Sprint Cup

What: Good Sam Club 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, noon.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Talladega, Ala.

Fast facts: Five races are left in the Chase for the Championship. … In April at the track, Jimmie Johnson edged Clint Bowyer by about a foot with a big push from Hendrick teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Johnson's victory margin was 0.002 seconds, matching the closest finish in Sprint Cup history. … Earnhardt has five Talladega victories, winning a record four straight from 2001-2003. He is winless in 124 races since June 2008. … In restrictor-plate races this year at Daytona, Trevor Bayne won the season-opening Daytona 500, and David Ragan won the July event.

Standings: 1. Carl Edwards, 2,203; 2. Kevin Harvick, 2,198; 3. Matt Kenseth, 2,196; 4. Kyle Busch, 2,185; 5. Tony Stewart, 2,179; 6. Brad Keselowski, 2,178; 7. Kurt Busch, 2,176; 8. Johnson, 2,168; 9. Earnhardt, 2,143; 10. Ryan Newman, 2,142; 11. Jeff Gordon, 2,137; 12. Denny Hamlin, 2,117

Trucks

What: Coca-Cola 250

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (Speed, 5 p.m.); Saturday, race (Speed, 4 p.m.); Talladega, Ala.

Fast facts: Four races are left in the season. … Kyle Busch has a series-high six victories this year.

Standings: 1. Austin Dillon, 731; 2. Johnny Sauter, 726; 3. James Buescher, 724; 4. Ron Hornaday, 710; 5. Timothy Peters, 706

Formula One

Next: Grand Prix of India, Oct. 30, Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel-x, 349; 2. Jenson Button, 222; 3. Fernando Alonso, 212; 4. Mark Webber, 209; 5. Lewis Hamilton, 196. x-clinched title

NHRA

Next: Big O Tires Nationals, Thursday-Oct. 30, the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Antron Brown, 2,425; 2. Larry Dixon, 2,405. Funny Car — 1. Jack Beckman, 2,362; 2. Matt Hagan, 2,357. Pro Stock — 1. Jason Line, 2,505; 2. Greg Anderson, 2,317. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Eddie Krawiec, 2,466; 2. Hector Arana, 2,456

Nationwide

Next: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Nov. 5, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Standings: 1. Ricky Stenhouse, 1,100; 2. Elliott Sadler, 1,085; 3. Aric Almirola, 1,013; 4. Justin Allgaier, 1,009; 5. Reed Sorenson, 1,006

Up next races on major auto circuits 10/20/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:18pm]
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