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Sprint Cup

What: Subway Fresh Fit 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, noon and 3); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 3 p.m.); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: Kevin Harvick won the November race at the track, and the crews for Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer brawled in the garage after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer.

Standings: 1. Jimmie Johnson, 47; 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 42; 3. Mark Martin, 41; 4. Brad Kese­lowski, 41; 5. Ryan Newman, 40; 6. Greg Biffle, 38; 7. Danica Patrick, 37; 8. Michael McDowell, 35; 9. J.J. Yeley, 34; 10. Bowyer, 34


What: Dollar General 200

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon and 3:30); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1 p.m.), race (ESPN2, 4:30); Avondale, Ariz.

Fast facts: In an interview with ESPN, driver Jeremy Clements would not repeat the specific comments he made that sparked a minimum two-race suspension by NASCAR, but when pressed for clarity about whether or not it was racial, he paused. Asked again, "Was it racial or not? Maybe not in context, but in term?" Clements replied: "Correct." "When you say 'racial' remark, it wasn't used to describe anybody or anything," he said. "So that's all I'm going to say to that. And it really wasn't. I was describing racing, and the word I used was incorrect, and I shouldn't have said it. It shouldn't be used at all." ESPN reported that Clements was banned for using a racial slur while talking to a reporter. Officials wouldn't offer specifics on what Clements said, only that it was an "intolerable and insensitive remark." … Jimmie Johnson is making his first Nationwide start since finishing second at Watkins Glen in 2011. He will drive JR Motorsports' No. 5 Chevrolet. Fellow Cup drivers Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth also are entered.

Standings: 1. Sam Hornish , 42; 2. Alex Bowman, 41; 3. Parker Kligerman, 40; 4. Brian Scott, 39; 5. Justin Allgaier, 38


Next: Kroger 250, April 6, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway,.

Standings: 1. Johnny Sauter, 47; 2. Ron Hornaday, 41; 3. Justin Lofton, 41; 4. Ty Dillon, 40; 5. Jeb Burton, 39


Next: Gatornationals, March 14-17, Auto Plus Raceway, Gainesville

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Tony Schumacher, 228; 2. Shawn Langdon, 149. Funny Car — 1. Ron Capps, 210; 2. Courtney Force, 165. Pro Stock — 1. Vincent Nobile, 171; 2. Erica Enders-Stevens, 155

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