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Upcoming events on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Emory Healthcare 500

When/where: Saturday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.; Speed, 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 4:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.); Hampton, Ga.

Fast facts: Kurt Busch won at the track in March, surviving two overtime restarts and 16 extra laps in the race highlighted by Carl Edwards' retaliatory late-race bump that flipped Brad Keselow­ski's car. … Dale Earnhardt won a record nine Cup races at the track.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 3,521; 2. Jeff Gordon, 3,242; 3. Kyle Busch, 3,170; 4. Edwards, 3,113; 5. Denny Hamlin, 3,108; 6. Tony Stewart, 3,107; 7. Jeff Burton, 3,101; 8. Matt Kenseth, 3,095; 9. Jimmie Johnson, 3,077; 10. Kurt Busch, 3,073; 11. Greg Biffle, 3,055; 12. Clint Bowyer, 2,920

Nationwide

What: Great Clips 300

When/where: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 2:30 p.m.), race (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); Hampton, Ga.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has a record-tying 10 wins in 20 starts this year. He also won 10 times in 2008 to match the record set by Sam Ard in 1983.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 3,995; 2. Carl Edwards, 3,630; 3. Busch, 3,396; 4. Justin Allgaier, 3,261; 5. Paul Menard, 3,171

Trucks

What: Built Ford Tough 225

When/where: Today, qualifying (Speed, 6 p.m.), race (Speed, 8 p.m.); Sparta, Ky.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch is attempting to win his fifth straight national series event and 80th overall.

Standings: 1. Todd Bodine, 2,708; 2. Aric Almirola, 2,472; 3. Johnny Sauter, 2,405; 4. Timothy Peters, 2,383; 5. Ron Hornaday, 2,380

IndyCar

What: Kentucky Indy 300

When/where: Today, practice, qualifying (Versus, 5 p.m.); Saturday, race (Versus, 8:45 p.m.); Sparta, Ky.

Fast facts: The race is the 200th in series history.

Standings: 1. Will Power, 528; 2. Dario Franchitti, 505; 3. Scott Dixon, 443; 4. Ryan Briscoe, 406; 5. Helio Castroneves, 398

NHRA

What: U.S. Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying; Sunday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10 a.m., 5 p.m.); Monday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 1 p.m.); Clermont, Ind.

Fast facts: The event is the first of six in the Countdown to the Championship. The top 10 drivers qualified for the playoffs. The points were reset, with each leader getting a 30-point advantage and the rest of the spots separated in 10-point increments.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Larry Dixon, 2,110; 2. Cory McClenathan, 2,080. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 2,110; 2. Robert Hight, 2,080. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 2,110; 2. Allen Johnson, 2,080. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Andrew Hines, 2,110; 2. Hector Arana, 2,080

Formula One

Next: Italian Grand Prix, Sept. 12, Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy

Fast facts: A 16-year-old Malaysian has become the youngest person to drive an F1 car in an official test session. Nabil Jeffri took part in a day of straight-line aero testing for Lotus Racing at the Imperial War Museum runway near Cambridge, England, on Wednesday.

Standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton, 182; 2. Mark Webber, 179; 3. Sebastian Vettel, 151; 4. Jenson Button, 147; 5. Fernando Alonso, 141

Upcoming events on major auto racing circuits 09/02/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010 7:57pm]
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