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Sprint Cup

What: AAA Texas 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 12:30 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 3 p.m.); Fort Worth, Texas

Fast facts: The race is the eighth of 10 in the Chase for the Championship. … Kyle Busch also is racing in the Nationwide and truck events. … Danica Patrick is making her ninth series start of the season. She said Thursday that purposely bumping Landon Cassill in her last race was an important step to stand up for herself at Kansas Speedway. The only thing she'd change is her execution. When Patrick spun Cassill in the race two weeks ago, she also wrecked her own car, ending her race early. Patrick said it's "just not that easy to take someone out," but she's hopeful she won't have to do much of that in the future.

Standings: 1. Jimmie Johnson, 2,291; 2. Brad Keselowski, 2,289; 3. Clint Bowyer, 2,265; 4. Kasey Kahne, 2,262; 5. Denny Hamlin, 2,242; 6. Jeff Gordon, 2,237; 7. Martin Truex, 2,228; 8. Matt Kenseth, 2,226; 9. Greg Biffle, 2,222; 10. Tony Stewart, 2,220; 11. Kevin Harvick, 2,203; 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,151

Nationwide

What: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 4 p.m.), race (ESPN, 7;30 p.m.); Fort Worth, Texas

Fast facts: Kyle Busch, the series' career victory leader with 51, is winless this year after winning at least one race in eight straight seasons.

Standings: 1. Elliott Sadler, 1,136; 2. Ricky Stenhouse, 1,130; 3. Austin Dillon, 1,110; 4. Sam Hornish, 1,038; 5. Michael Annett, 986

Trucks

What: WinStar World Casino 350

When/where: Today, qualifying (Speed, 3 p.m.), race (Speed, 8 p.m.); Fort Worth, Texas

Standings: 1. James Buescher, 716; 2. Ty Dillon, 695; 3. Timothy Peters, 691

Formula One

What: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 9 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 9 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed, 8 a.m.); Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 240; 2. Fernando Alonso, 227; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 173; 4. Mark Webber, 167; 5. Lewis Hamilton, 165

NHRA

Next: Auto Club Finals, Nov. 8-11, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.)

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Antron Brown, 2,522; 2. Tony Schumacher, 2,457. Funny Car — 1. Jack Beckman, 2,531; 2. Ron Capps, 2,527. Pro Stock — 1. Allen Johnson, 2,630; 2. Jason Line, 2,504. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Eddie Krawiec, 2,672; 2. Andrew Hines, 2,561

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 11/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:14pm]
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