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Winston Cup

WHAT: Food City 500.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Friday, qualifying (Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m.). Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 12:30 p.m.); Bristol, Tenn.

2001 WINNER: Elliott Sadler.

FAST FACTS: Steve Park returned to racing last week after a six-month injury absence and finished 39th despite colliding with Stacy Compton 37 laps into the race. Rusty Wallace has nine wins at Bristol, but none in his past 31 races overall. Dale Jarrett has finished three of the five races this season. Jeff Gordon has won four of the past seven spring races at Bristol. He has not finished better than seventh in any of the five races this season. Park set the track record for fastest qualifying speed at 126.370 mph in 2000.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Sterling Marlin, 825; 2. Ryan Newman, 726; 3. Matt Kenseth, 682; 4. Wallace, 677; 5. Jimmie Johnson, 667; 6. Gordon, 664; 7. Jeff Burton, 650; 8. Ward Burton, 640; 9. Mark Martin, 638; 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 621.

Busch Grand National

WHAT: Channellock 250.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Friday, qualifying, 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, race (FX, 1 p.m.); Bristol, Tenn.

2001 WINNER: Matt Kenseth.

FAST FACTS: This is the 20th running. Jeff Green finished third last week and has improved his standing in each of the past three races. After finishing 24th at Rockingham, Green placed 11th and fifth in the next two races. Bristol has hosted the Busch series since the inception of the circuit in 1982, but no spring race was held in 1984. Morgan Shepherd leads with four wins at Bristol. Six drivers have won from the pole at the track. Steve Grissom won from the 28th starting position in 1995, the furthest back of any Bristol Busch winner.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Jason Keller, 597; 2. Greg Biffle, 585; 3. Jack Sprague, 584; 4. Kenny Wallace, 558; 5. Michael Waltrip, 556; 6. Green, 548; 7. Johnny Sauter, 536; 8. Randy LaJoie, 525; 9. Mike McLaughlin, 486; 10. Scott Riggs, 479.

IRL

WHAT: California 400.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m.; Sunday, race (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

FAST FACTS: This race will mark the IRL's West Coast debut. This race will be the first IRL event on a 2-mile track. It also marks the first 400-mile event in the league's seven-year history. Helio Castroneves has two victories in four starts, a league record. Arie Luyendyk earned his second victory in his eighth start. Last week, Sam Hornish Jr. became the fourth IRL driver to surpass 1,000 laps led. He is third on the list with 1,036, trailing Tony Stewart (1,515) and Greg Ray (1,149). Team Penske will make its first appearance at California Speedway as full-time competitors in the IRL. The team competed at the track from 1997-2001 in the CART series.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Hornish, 89; 2. Castroneves, 85; 3. Gil de Ferran, 80; 4. Eliseo Salazar, 62; 5. Jeff Ward, 44; 6. Al Unser Jr., 41; 7. Jaques Lazier, 40; 8. Billy Boat, 38; (tie) Airton Dare, 38; 10. Felipe Giaffone, 37.

CART

UP NEXT: Toyota Grand Prix, April 14, Long Beach, Calif.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Cristiano da Matta, 21; 2. Dario Franchitti, 16; 3. Christian Fittipaldi, 14; 4. Michel Jourdain Jr., 12; 5. Alex Tagliani, 10; 6. Scott Dixon, 8; 7. Patrick Carpentier, 6; 8. Paul Tracy, 5; 9. Max Papis, 4; 10. Oriol Servia, 3.

Craftsman Trucks

UP NEXT: Advance Auto Parts 250, April 13, Martinsville, Va.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Robert Pressley, 360; (tie) Ted Musgrave, 360; 3. Brian Rose, 317; 4. David Starr, 301; 5. Carlos Contreras, 259; 6. Lance Norick, 258; 7. Travis Kvapil, 254; 8. Rick Crawford, 246; 9. Jason Small, 238; 10. Jon Wood, 238.

Formula One

UP NEXT: Brazilian Grand Prix, March 31, Sao Paulo.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Michael Schumacher, 14; 2. Juan Pablo Montoya, 12; 3. Ralf Schumacher, 10; 4. Kimi Raikkonen, 4; 5. Eddie Irvine, 3; (tie) Jenson Button, 3; 7. Mark Webber, 2; (tie) Nick Heidfeld. 2; 9. Mika Salo, 1; (tie) Felipe Massa. 1.

NHRA

UP NEXT: SummitRacing.com Nationals, April 4-7, Las Vegas.

POINTS STANDINGS: (Top Fuel) 1. Larry Dixon, 333; 2. Kenny Bernstein, 228; 3. Tony Schumacher, 206; 4. Doug Kalitta, 183; 5. Cory McClenathan, 182. (Funny Car) 1. John Force, 250; 2. Del Worsham, 216; 3. Tony Pedregon, 202; 4. Ron Capps, 199; 5. Gary Scelzi, 175. (Pro Stock) 1. George Marnell, 220; 2. Warren Johnson, 219; 3. Jim Yates, 207; 4. Bruce Allen, 202; 5. Tom Hammonds, 187. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) 1. Craig Treble, 115; 2. Angelle Savoie, 97; 3. Shawn Gann, 76; 4. Reggie Showers, 73; 5. Matt Hines, 58.

Race Facts:

_ Track length: .533-mile oval.

_ Race length: 500 laps, 266.5 miles.

_ Defending champion: Elliot Sadler

_ Qualifying record: Steve Park, 126.370 mph, March 24, 2000.

_ Race record: Cale Yarborough 100.989 mph, April 17, 1977.

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