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GERMAN GRAND PRIX: Ferrari dominated practice for Sunday's Formula One race, with world champion Michael Schumacher edging Rubens Barrichello before his home supporters in Hockenheim.

Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard, who were confirmed by McLaren as the team's drivers again for next season, were next fastest.

Also, former McLaren driver and two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen retired, ending an 11-year career that included 20 wins. Hakkinen said after last season that he was taking a sabbatical.

NETZERO 250: Jason Keller won his first NASCAR Busch Grand National pole since 1999 for today's race at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo., with a lap at 131.801 mph. Mark Green made it an all-Ford front row, qualifying second at 131.603. Ashton Lewis Jr. was third in a Chevrolet, followed by defending champion Kenny Wallace and Bobby Hamilton Jr. Keller has a series-high four wins this year.

NORTHWEST NATIONALS: Kenny Bernstein led first-day NHRA Top Fuel qualifying at Kent, Wash., in 4.591 seconds at 319.37 mph. Tony Pedregon led Funny Car in 4.848 seconds at 315.19 mph, a Pacific Raceways record, and Jeg Coughlin (6.820, 202.09) led Pro Stock. Qualifying continues today.

MICHIGAN 200: Rain canceled qualifying for today's NASCAR Craftsman Truck race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The lineup was set based on series owner points, putting leader Ted Musgrave, who was fastest in practice at 173.285 mph, on the pole.

MICHIGAN INDY 400: Buddy Rice, making his IRL driving debut, had the best lap at 221.833 mph during two practices for Sunday's series debut at Michigan International Speedway. Qualifying is today.