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Weekend auto racing schedule

Sprint Cup

What: Autism Speaks 400

When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), qualifying (3 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Ch. 13), Dover (Del.) International Speedway

Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson, 38th at Darlington last week after a hard wreck, leads active drivers with five Dover victories. … Dale Earnhardt Jr. is winless in 68 races and has only one victory in 83 starts for Hendrick Motorsports. He has 18 career Cup wins.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 1,622; 2. Johnson, 1,512; 3. Kyle Busch, 1,509; 4. Jeff Gordon, 1,475; 5. Matt Kenseth, 1,472; 6. Denny Hamlin, 1,458; 7. Greg Biffle, 1,431; 8. Kurt Busch, 1,420; 9. Jeff Burton, 1,394; 10. Mark Martin, 1,357; 11. Carl Edwards, 1,345; 12. Earnhardt, 1,318.

Nationwide

What: Heluva Good 200

When/where: Today, practice (ESPN2, 1-3 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10-11:30 a.m.), race, 2:30 p.m. (Ch. 28), Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Fast facts: Points leader Brad Keselowski earned the first of his four 2009 series victories here. … Jason Keller will try to qualify for his record 500th series start for startup team Tri-Star Motorsports.

Standings: 1. Keselowski, 1,615; 2. Kyle Busch, 1,560; 3. Kevin Harvick, 1,552; 4. Carl Edwards, 1,416; 5. Justin Allgaier, 1,406; 6. Paul Menard, 1,325; 7. Joey Logano, 1,228; 8. Greg Biffle, 1,097; 9. Jason Leffler and Tony Raines, 1,049.

Trucks

What: Dover 200

When/where: Today, qualifying (Speed, 10 a.m.), race, 4:45 p.m. (Speed, tape-delayed, 8), Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Fast fact: Elliott Sadler is driving the No. 2 Chevrolet in place of Kevin Harvick, the winner at Atlanta and Martinsville.

Standings: 1. Timothy Peters, 760; 2. Todd Bodine, 738; 3. Aric Almirola, 730; 4. Ron Hornaday Jr., 663; 5. Johnny Sauter, 643; 6. Matt Crafton, 626; 7. Jason White, 607; 8. Ricky Carmichael, 605; (tie) Austin Dillon, 605; 10. Mike Skinner, 592.

Formula One

What: Monaco Grand Prix

When/where: Saturday, practice and qualifying (Speed, 8-9:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (Speed), streets of Monte Carlo.

Fast facts: Defending race and series champion Jenson Button has won twice in his first season with McLaren. … Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, driving for Ross Brawn-led Mercedes GP after a three-year retirement, won at Monaco in 1994, '95, '97, '99 and 2001.

Standings: 1. Button, 70; 2. Fernando Alonso, 67; 3. Sebastian Vettel, 60; 4. Mark Webber, 53; 5. Nico Rosberg, 50

NHRA

What: Southern Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 8-10 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.), Commerce, Ga.

Fast facts: In 2008 at the track, Ashley Force Hood beat father John Force to become the first female driver to win a national Funny Car event. … John Force has three victories this year to push his record total to 129.

Standings: Top Fuel 1. Larry Dixon, 637; 2. Cory McClenathan, 596; 3. Doug Kalitta, 551; Funny Car 1. John Force, 616; 2. Matt Hagan, 465; 3. Jack Beckman, 464; Pro Stock 1. Mike Edwards, 785; 2. Allen Johnson, 499; 3. Jeg Coughlin, 449; Pro Stock Motorcyle 1. Hector Arana, 366; 2. Eddie Krawiec, 318; 3. Matt Smith, 296.

IndyCar

Next: Indianapolis 500, May 30, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

Standings: 1. Will Power, 190; 2. Scott Dixon, 164; 3. Helio Castroneves, 162; 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 159; 5. Dario Franchitti, 152.

Times wires

Weekend auto racing schedule 05/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:40pm]

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