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Sprint Cup

What: Hollywood Casino 400

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 12:30 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 11 a.m.; Speed, 1:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Kansas City, Kan.

Fast facts: Denny Hamlin said he felt dizzy and had his "bell rung" after a hard crash during full-field testing Thursday. He was going 202 mph over the repaved surface of the 1½-mile tri-oval when he clipped the rear of his car on the wall entering Turn 1. Hamlin's primary car shot toward the apron and he overcorrected, sending it into the outside wall. "It was the first time I really had some dizziness after a hit," he said. "Usually I'm sore or your jaw hurts from clenching your jaw. This is the first time I really got dizzy."… The track has been repaved and reconfigured since the race in May.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 2,214; 2. Jimmie Johnson, 2,207; 3. Hamlin, 2,199; 4. Clint Bowyer, 2,186; 5. Kasey Kahne, 2,179; 6. Greg Biffle, 2,171; 7. Martin Truex, 2,165; 8. Tony Stewart, 2,164; 9. Jeff Gordon, 2,164; 10. Kevin Harvick, 2,158; 11. Matt Kenseth, 2,147; 12. Earnhardt, 2,128

Nationwide

What: Kansas Lottery 300

When/where: Today, practice (ESPN2, 2 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, noon), race (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.); Kansas City, Kan.

Standings: 1. Elliott Sadler, 1,096; 2. Ricky Stenhouse 1,083; 3. Austin Dillon, 1,067; 4. Sam Hornish, 1,003; 5. Michael Annett, 950

Trucks

Next: Kroger 20, Oct. 27, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

Standings: 1. Ty Dillon, 679; 2. James Buescher, 678; 3. Timothy Peters, 653

Formula One

Next: Indian Grand Prix, Oct. 28, Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 215; 2. Fernando Alonso, 209; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 167

NHRA

Next: Big O Tires Nationals, Oct. 26-28, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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