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Upcoming auto races on major circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Aaron's 499

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2-3 p.m., 3:30-4:40); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 1 p.m.); Talladega, Ala.

Fast facts: The race is the first restrictor-plate event since the switch from the rear wing to a spoiler. … Jamie McMurray won the October race at the track, as well as the season-opening Daytona 500. … Jimmie Johnson is making his 300th Cup start. … Dale Earnhardt Jr. has five Talladega victories, winning a record four straight from 2001-2003. ... The No. 00 Toyota of David Reutimann's has a special Alabama national football championship paint scheme. No word on how this will go over in his hometown of Zephyrhills, about 90 minutes south of Gainesville. ... Michael Waltrip is attempting to qualify the No. 55 Prism Motorsports Toyota.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 1,248; 2. Matt Kenseth, 1,140; 3. Greg Biffle, 1,120; 4. Kevin Harvick, 1,107; 5. Jeff Gordon, 1,028; 6. Kyle Busch, 1,020; 7. Earnhardt, 1,013; 8. Jeff Burton, 1,005; 9. Kurt Busch, 999; 10. Mark Martin, 994; 11. Denny Hamlin, 973; 12. Joey Logano, 941; (tie) Tony Stewart, 941

Nationwide

What: Aaron's 312

When/where: Today, qualifying (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.); Saturday, race (Ch. 28, 3 p.m.); Talladega, Ala.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has 33 series victories, third behind Mark Martin (48) and Kevin Harvick (36). … Chrissy Wallace is teaming with her father, Mike, for J-D Motorsports. … Steve Arpin, the Canadian coming off an ARCA victory in Texas, is making his series debut in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned car that Danica Patrick drove in the first three races.

Standings: 1. Busch, 1,154; 2. Brad Keselowski, 1,134; 3. Harvick, 1,089; 4. Justin Allgaier, 1,053; 5. Carl Edwards, 1,048; 6. Paul Menard, 938; 7. Joey Logano, 903; 8. Greg Biffle, 864; 9. Scott Lagasse, 754; 10. Brendan Gaughan, 751

IndyCar

Next: Indy 300, May 1, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

Standings: 1. Will Power, 172; 2. Helio Castroneves, 130; 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 129; 4. Justin Wilson, 125; 5. Scott Dixon, 112; (tie) Dario Franchitti, 112

Trucks

Next: O'Reilly Auto Parts 250. May 2, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

Standings: 1. Timothy Peters, 666; 2. Aric Almirola, 584; 3. Todd Bodine, 573; 4. Kevin Harvick, 560; 5. Matt Crafton, 538

Formula One

Next: Spanish Grand Prix, May 9, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

Standings: 1. Jenson Button, 60; 2. Nico Rosberg, 50; 3. Fernando Alonso, 49; (tie) Lewis Hamilton, 49; 5. Sebastian Vettel, 45

NHRA

Next: Midwest Nationals, April 30-May 2, Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Larry Dixon, 556; 2. Cory McClenathan, 555. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 553; 2. Matt Hagan, 433. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 701; 2. Allen Johnson, 440. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Hector Arana, 284; 2. Eddie Krawiec, 244

Upcoming auto races on major circuits 04/22/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:00pm]
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