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Sprint Cup

What: AdvoCare 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 3 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson has four wins at Phoenix International Raceway, three in Chase for the Championship races. … Danica Patrick makes her season's 10th and final Cup start. … The track was repaved and reconfigured last year. The new configuration features variable banking, a longer dogleg and an improved pit road.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 2,339; 2. Brad Keselowski, 2,332; 3. Clint Bowyer, 2,303; 4. Kasey Kahne, 2,281; 5. Matt Kenseth, 2,267; 6. Jeff Gordon, 2,267; 7. Denny Hamlin, 2,266; 8. Tony Stewart, 2,259; 9. Martin Truex, 2,259; 10. Greg Biffle, 2,256; 11. Kevin Harvick, 2,238; 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,188


What: Great Clips 200

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon and 3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 12:30 p.m.), race (ESPN, 4); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Brian Vickers, set to return to the series full time next season for Joe Gibbs Racing, is driving Gibbs' 20 Toyota. Joey Logano is in Gibbs' No. 18.

Standings: 1. Ricky Stenhouse, 1,170; 2. Elliott Sadler, 1,170; 3. Austin Dillon, 1,149; 4. Sam Hornish, 1,075; 5. Michael Annett, 1,013


What: Lucas Oil 150

When/where: Today, qualifying (Speed, 4:30 p.m.), race (Speed, 8); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Brian Scott is driving Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 18 Toyota. … Charles J. Henry, crew chief for RSS Racing's No. 38, was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR for violating its substance-abuse policy.

Standings: 1. James Buescher, 750; 2. Ty Dillon, 735; 3. Timothy Peters, 725


What: Auto Club Finals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 2:30 a.m. Sunday taped); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); 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

Formula One

Next: U.S. Grand Prix, Nov. 18, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas

Standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel, 255; 2. Fernando Alonso, 245; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 198

Up next races on major auto racing circuits 11/08/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:05pm]
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