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Upcoming races on major auto racing circuits

Sprint Cup

What: Tums Fast Relief 500

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 3 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 10 a.m., and ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Martinsville, Va.

Fast facts: In March at the track, Denny Hamlin won the rain-delayed race. … Jimmie Johnson has six victories at Martinsville, five coming in a six-race stretch from 2006-09. Richard Petty won a record 15 times at the only remaining venue from NASCAR's inaugural 1949 season. … Kasey Kahne will finish the season driving for Red Bull Racing, a move made possible when Richard Petty Motorsports granted him an early release, presumably to dump the remainder of his contract. He will finish in the No. 83 Toyota, Red Bull said Thursday. He's signed to drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012 and is moving to Red Bull next year as a one-season stopgap. With the early switch, Red Bull now must make the final two payments on his contract, and he could be owed at least $2 million. Kahne will replace Scott Speed next year in the two-driver lineup, the Associated Press reported. RPM said it will use Tampa's Aric Almirola in its car this weekend.

Standings: 1. Johnson, 5,843; 2. Hamlin, 5,802; 3. Kevin Harvick, 5,766; 4. Jeff Gordon, 5,687; 5. Kyle Busch, 5,666; 6. Tony Stewart, 5,666; 7. Carl Edwards, 5,643; 8. Greg Biffle, 5,618; 9. Kurt Busch, 5,606; 10. Jeff Burton, 5,604; 11. Matt Kenseth, 5,587; 12. Clint Bowyer, 5,543

Nationwide

What: 5-Hour Energy 250

When/where: Today, practice (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10:30 a.m.), race (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.); Madison, Ill.

Fast facts: In July at the track, Carl Edwards wrecked Brad Keselowski for the win after Kese­lowski took the lead by bumping Edwards. Both Sprint Cup drivers are in the field. … Brandon McReynolds, son of Fox analyst Larry McReynolds, is attempting to make his first series start.

Standings: 1. Keselowski, 4,954; 2. Edwards, 4,504; 3. Kyle Busch, 4,439; 4. Justin Allgaier, 4,103; 5. Paul Menard, 3,929

Trucks

What: Kroger 200

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 1 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6 p.m.); Saturday, race (Speed, 1 p.m.); Martinsville, Va.

Fast facts: There are five races left. … Twin sisters Angela and Amber Cope are attempting to qualify.

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

Formula One

What: Korean Grand Prix

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 1 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 1 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed, 2 a.m. and replayed at 4:30 p.m.); Yeongam, South Korea

Standings: 1. Mark Webber, 220; 2. Fernando Alonso, 206; (tie) Sebastian Vettel, 206; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 192; 5. Jenson Button, 189

NHRA

Next: Las Vegas Nationals, Oct. 29-21, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Larry Dixon, 2,544; 2. Cory McClenathan, 2,455. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 2,442; 2. John Force, 2,378. Pro Stock — 1. Greg Anderson, 2,438; 2. Mike Edwards, 2,402. Pro Stock Motorcyle — 1. Andrew Hines, 2,566; 2. Louis Tonglet, 2,494

Upcoming races on major auto racing circuits 10/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:32pm]
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