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Upcoming autos races

Sprint Cup

What: Irwin Tools Night Race

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, noon), qualifying (ESPN, 5:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, (Ch. 28, 7:30 p.m.), Bristol, Tenn.

Fast facts: The race is the 100th Cup event at Bristol. Darrell Waltrip holds the track record with 12 wins (seven straight, 1980-84). Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch lead active drivers with five wins each. Kyle Busch has won three of the last seven Bristol races. … Three races are left before the 10-race, 12-driver Chase.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 3,400; 2. Gordon, 3,107; 3. Denny Hamlin, 3,047; 4. Tony Stewart, 3,020; 5. Jimmie Johnson, 3,014; 6. Carl Edwards, 2,986; (tie) Jeff Burton, 2,986; 8. Kyle Busch, 2,975; 9. Matt Kenseth, 2,961; 10. Kurt Busch, 2,935; 11. Greg Biffle, 2,913; 12. Clint Bowyer, 2,755; 13. Mark Martin, 2,720; 14. Ryan Newman, 2,652; 15. Jamie McMurray, 2,650; 16. Kasey Kahne, 2,629; 17. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,626; 18. David Reutimann, 2,590; 19. Juan Pablo Montoya, 2,582; 20. Martin Truex Jr., 2,548.

Nationwide

What: Food City 250

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 10:30 a.m.), qualifying (Speed, 4 p.m.), race (ESPN, 8 p.m.), Bristol, Tenn.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has nine victories this season, one short of the series record he shares (2008) with Sam Ard (1983). Busch is second in series history with 39 victories — Mark Martin has 48. … Kevin Harvick, the series leader with five Bristol victories, is skipping the race. Elliott Sadler will drive Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 33 Chevrolet.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 3,704; 2. Carl Edwards, 3,357; 3. Busch, 3,201; 4. Justin Allgaier, 3,059; 5. Harvick, 2,908; 6. Paul Menard, 2,892; 7. Steve Wallace, 2,735; 8. Trevor Bayne, 2,571.

IndyCar

What: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

When/where: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 6 p.m.); Sunday, race, (Versus, 5:30 p.m.), Sonoma, Calif.

Fast facts: Will Power leads the series with four victories, all on street and road courses. The Penske driver swept the season-opening races in Sao Paulo and St. Petersburg and won consecutive events at Watkins Glen and Toronto.

Standings: 1. Power, 461; 2. Dario Franchitti, 420; 3. Scott Dixon, 379; 4. Ryan Briscoe, 352; 5. Helio Castroneves, 340; 6. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 336; 7. Tony Kanaan, 304; 8. Marco Andretti, 266; 9. Justin Wilson, 262; 10. Dan Wheldon, 259; 11. Danica Patrick, 245.

Trucks

Next: Chicagoland 225, Aug. 27, Joliet, Ill.

Standings: 1. Todd Bodine, 2,533; 2. Aric Almirola, 2,322; 3. Timothy Peters, 2,283; 4. Johnny Sauter, 2,245; 5. Ron Hornaday Jr., 2,210.

Formula One

Next: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 29, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

Standings: 1. Mark Webber, 161; 2. Lewis Hamilton, 157; 3. Sebastian Vettel, 151; 4. Jenson Button, 147; 5. Fernando Alonso, 141.

NHRA

Next: Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Sept. 1-6, O'Reilly Raceway Park, Clermont, Ind.

Standings: Top Fuel 1. Larry Dixon, 2,110; 2. Cory McClenathan, 2,080; 3. Tony Schumacher, 2,070; 4. Doug Kalitta, 2,060; 5. Antron Brown, 2,050. Funny Car 1. John Force, 2,110; 2. Robert Hight, 2,080; 3. Jack Beckman, 2,070; 3. Matt Hagan, 2,060; 5. Ron Capps, 2,050. Pro Stock 1. Mike Edwards, 2,110; 2. Allen Johnson, 2,080; 3. Jeg Coughlin, 2,070; 4. Greg Anderson, 2,060; 5. Jason Line, 2,050. Pro Stock Motorcyle 1. Andrew Hines, 2,110; 2. Hector Arana, 2,080; 3. Michael Phillips, 2,070; 4. Matt Smith, 2,060; 5. Steve Johnson, 2,050.

Upcoming autos races 08/19/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:53pm]
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