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Darlington Raceway

FAST FACTS: This is the 100th NASCAR race at Darlington. Matt Kenseth has three top-five finishes in four 2003 starts. Defending Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart is the only driver other than Kenseth to have three top-10 finishes this season. This race has been won from the pole nine times. Jeremy Mayfield has five top-five finishes in 17 races at Darlington, placing in every position except first. Dale Jarrett won this event in 1997, 1998 and 2001 and will be making his 500th career start this weekend. Jeff Green has finished 25th or worse in all four races in 2003. Bill Elliott has 21 career top-five finishes at Darlington. The raceway will host the Southern 500 on Aug. 31.

Busch Grand National

WHAT: darlingtonraceway.com 200.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, race (1 p.m., FX); Darlington, S.C.

2002 WINNER: Jeff Burton.

FAST FACTS: Burton has won each of the past three Busch races at Darlington, including the Gatorade 200 Aug. 31. Mark Martin is the only other driver to win three consecutive Busch races at the track, doing it twice. Steve Park crashed and suffered a brain injury in the Busch event at Darlington in September 2001. This race was been won from the pole six times. Geoff Bodine won the inaugural race in 1982. Michael Waltrip holds the fastest winning speed at 138.140 mph in 1992.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Kevin Harvick, 484; 2. David Green, 429; 3. Todd Bodine, 426; 4. Jamie McMurray, 404; 5. Jason Keller, 392; 6. Scott Wimmer, 391; 7. Ron Hornaday Jr., 385; 8. Mike Bliss, 379; 9. Kerry Earnhardt, 365; 10. Kasey Kahne, 357.

Craftsman Trucks

WHAT: Craftsman 200.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, race (4 p.m., Speed Channel); Darlington, S.C.

2002 WINNER: Ted Musgrave.

FAST FACTS: Billy Ballew Motorsports reached an agreement with Grammy Award-winning artist Nelly on March 5 to sponsor the team for the rest of the season. The 2003 Chevy Silverado is expected to make its debut this weekend. All factory supported teams will be using it, but the independent ones still have the option of racing with the 2002 style. Only 17 trucks finished the race at Daytona after 14 others were knocked out by accidents. Bobby Hamilton won the inaugural Darlington truck race in 2001. Rookie Tina Gordon was knocked out of her first truck race after 89 laps by an accident. She will celebrate her 34th birthday today.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Rick Crawford, 185; 2. Travis Kvapil, 175; 3. Robert Pressley, 170; 4. Hamilton, 165; 5. Andy Houston, 155; 6. Mike Wallace, 155; 7. Dennis Setzer, 146; 8. Terry Cook, 143; 9. Jon Wood, 142; 10. Brendan Gaughan, 139.

Formula One

UP NEXT: Malaysian Grand Prix, March 23, Sepang.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. David Coulthard, 10; 2. Juan Pablo Montoya, 8; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 6; 4. Michael Schumacher, 5; 5. Jarno Trulli, 4; 6. Heinz-Harald Frentzen, 3; 7. Fernando Alonso, 2; 8. Ralf Schumacher, 1.

Champ Cars

UP NEXT: Tecate Telmex Grand Prix, March 23, Monterrey, Mexico.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Paul Tracy, 21; 2. Michel Jourdain, 16; 3. Bruno Junqueira, 14; 4. Mario Haberfeld, 12; 5. Roberto Moreno, 10; 6. Jimmy Vasser, 8; 7. Tiago Monteiro, 6; 8. Patrick Carpentier, 5; 9. Joel Camathias and Sebastien Bourdais, 4.

IndyCars

UP NEXT: Copper World Indy 200, March 23, Avondale, Ariz.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Scott Dixon 50; 2. Gil de Ferran 42; 3. Helio Castroneves 35; 4. Tony Kanaan 32; 5. Scott Sharp 30; 6. Michael Andretti 28; 7. Dario Franchitti 26; 8. Tomas Scheckter 24; 9. Felipe Giaffone 22; 10. Sam Hornish Jr. 20.

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