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Winston Cup

WHAT: Dura Lube 500.

WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m. Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, a 1-mile oval in Phoenix.

TV/RADIO: TNN; WAMR-AM 1320 (joined in progress).

POLE-SITTER: Bobby Hamilton.

1996 CHAMPION: Bobby Hamilton.

FAST FACT: Hamilton's Rockingham victory last week was worth an extra $100,000 in the form of payment on a bet he had with team owner Richard Petty. Petty bet Hamilton $100,000 he couldn't win a race before they go their separate ways at the end of the season.

Craftsman trucks

WHAT: GM Goodwrench-Delco Battery 300.

WHEN/WHERE: 3:30 p.m. today at Phoenix International Raceway.

TV/RADIO: TBS; WQYK-AM 1010.

POLE-SITTER: Mike Bliss.

1996 CHAMPION: Jack Sprague.

FAST FACT: Sprague is seeking his fourth straight victory at Phoenix after winning both races last season and the first one this year. He started the past two from the pole.

IDLE THIS WEEK: Grand National, NHRA.

SEASON COMPLETE: CART, IRL, Formule One.

Dura Lube 500

The oval-shaped track at Phoenix International is considered the world's fastest.

Banking: Turns 1 & 2: 11 degrees; Turns 3 & 4: 9 degrees

Race facts

Track length: 1 mile

Race length: 312 laps, 500 km

Defending champ: Bobby Hamilton

Race record: (312 miles): Bobby Hamilton, 109.709 mph, Oct. 27, 1996.

Qualifying record: Bobby Labonte, 131.076 mph, Oct. 26, 1996.

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