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Upcoming races on major auto circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Pepsi 400

When/where: Today, practice (ESPN2, 3 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice; Sunday, race (ESPN, 3 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson won in February at Fontana for his fifth victory in 15 starts on his home-state track. … Crew chief David Hyder has parted ways with Wood Brothers Racing and driver Bill Elliott, the team announced. Hyder had been with the team for more than two years during which time the organization has scaled back its racing efforts to field entries for only select events. "It took somebody like David to get us back on track, and he did it almost single-handedly," team co-owner Eddie Wood said. "Len and I and the entire Wood Brothers organization are eternally grateful to him for his contributions to this race team. It's a shame we weren't able to stay together and finish what we started." … The track will have only one race in 2011 — in March — after staging two a year the past seven seasons.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 5,503; 2. Denny Hamlin, 5,495; 3. Kevin Harvick, 5,473; 4. Carl Edwards, 5,450; 5. Jeff Gordon, 5,445; 6. Kurt Busch, 5,433; 7. Kyle Busch, 5,423; 8. Greg Biffle, 5,418; 9. Jeff Burton, 5,402; 10. Tony Stewart, 5,376; 11. Matt Kenseth, 5,354; 12. Clint Bowyer, 5,251


What: 300

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 11:30 a.m.), race (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch, the February winner at the track, has a series-record 11 victories this season for Joe Gibbs Racing. … Danica Patrick, coming off a second-place finish last week in the IndyCar finale at Homestead, is making her eighth start of the season in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 7 Chevrolet. She is scheduled to race in the final five events.

Standings: 1. Brad Keselowski, 4,589; 2. Carl Edwards, 4,215; 3. Busch, 4,089; 4. Justin Allgaier, 3,796; 5. Paul Menard, 3,739; 6. Kevin Harvick, 3,588; 7. Trevor Bayne, 3,334; 8. Steve Wallace, 3,287; 9. Jason Leffler, 3,263; 10. Joey Logano, 3,237

Formula One

What: Japanese Grand Prix

When/where: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 1 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed, 2 a.m., 2:30 p.m. taped); Suzuka, Japan

Fast facts: Lewis Hamilton says he will not temper his aggressive style at this weekend's race despite crashing out of the past two series events while attempting ambitious passing moves. Successive nonfinishes have seen the McLaren driver drop from first to third in the standings. The drop does not put a title out of reach for the English driver. "I'm looking at all the races, taking a step back and trying to see how I can improve," he said. "You could just drive around and not pass anyone but that's not me, and that's not going to happen."

Standings: 1. Mark Webber, 202; 2. Fernando Alonso, 191; 3. Lewis Hamilton, 182; 4. Sebastian Vettel, 181; 5. Jenson Button, 177


What: Toyo Tires Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (taped, ESPN2, 9 p.m.); Mohnton, Pa.

Fast facts: The event is the fourth of six in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Larry Dixon, 2,422; 2. Cory McClenathan, 2,353. Funny Car — 1. John Force, 2,339; 2. Matt Hagan, 2,314. Pro Stock — 1. Mike Edwards, 2,362; 2. Greg Anderson, 2,346. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Andrew Hines, 2,444; 2. Louis Tonglet, 2,400


Next: Kroger 200, Oct. 23, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

Standings: 1. Todd Bodine, 3,196; 2. Aric Almirola, 2,934; 3. Johnny Sauter, 2,896; 4. Austin Dillon, 2,808; 5. Timothy Peters, 2,773; (tie) Matt Crafton, 2,773

Upcoming races on major auto circuits 10/07/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:59pm]
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