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Daytona International Speedway

Driver standings

Top 10 Points

1. Matt Kenseth 2,396

2. Jeff Gordon 2,222

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,220

4. Bobby Labonte 2,136

5. Michael Waltrip 2,024

6. Kurt Busch 2,012

7. Jimmie Johnson 1,965

8. Rusty Wallace 1,940

9. Kevin Harvick 1,901

10. Sterling Marlin 1,892

Pepsi 400

Site Daytona Beach

Date Saturday

2002 winner Michael Waltrip

Race length 160 laps, 400 miles

Track record Bobby Allison

173.473 mph, July 4, 1980

Qualifying record Bill Elliott

210.364 mph, 1987

SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS

FAST FACTS: Waltrip won the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 16 after the day's second rainstorm shortened the race to 109 laps, 91 short of the scheduled distance. Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove to an emotional victory in the 2001 race after his father was killed the previous February. The last winner to sweep both Daytona races in the same year was Bobby Allison in 1982. Allison also holds the record for fastest winning speed by going 173.473 mph in 1980. Daytona has held two Winston Cup races every year since 1959. Jeff Burton's victory in 2000 led a top-five sweep by Fords. That race, Burton edged Dale Jarrett by 0.149 seconds to give Roush Racing its first victory at Daytona. The polesitter has won just twice in the 39-year history of the race. David Pearson was the first in 1974 before Cale Yarborough did it in 1981.

Busch

WHAT: Winn-Dixie 250.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, race (TNT, 8 p.m.); Daytona Beach.

2002 WINNER: Joe Nemechek.

FAST FACTS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the season-opening Koolerz 300 at Daytona on Feb. 15. Randy LaJoie has won the February races at Daytona in 1997, 1999 and 2001, but does not have a victory since Oct. 14, 2001.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. David Green, 2,335; 2. Scott Riggs, 2,290; 3. Todd Bodine, 2,255; 4. Ron Hornaday Jr., 2,247; 5. Jason Keller, 2,235; 6. Brian Vickers, 2,206; 7. Bobby Hamilton Jr., 2,152; 8. Johnny Sauter, 2,055; 9. Mike Bliss, 2,038; 10. Scott Wimmer, 2,008.

Craftsman Trucks

WHAT: O'Reilly Auto Parts 250.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying, 3 p.m.; Saturday, race (Speed Channel, 2 p.m.); Kansas City, Kansas.

2002 WINNER: Mike Bliss.

FAST FACTS: Dennis Setzer finished second in last year's race after placing third in 2001. Ricky Hendrick became the youngest driver to win a truck series race by taking the inaugural Kansas event in 2001. At 21 years, 3 months, 5 days, Hendrick was more than seven months younger than Kurt Busch was when he won July 1, 2000.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Brendan Gaughan, 1,380; 2. Bobby Hamilton, 1,379; 3. Rick Crawford, 1,379; 4. Travis Kvapil, 1,369; 5. Ted Musgrave, 1,350; 6. Setzer, 1,307; 7. Jon Wood, 1,246; 8. Terry Cook, 1,208; 9. Jason Leffler, 1,206; 10. Carl Edwards, 1,112.

Champ Cars

WHAT: Cleveland Grand Prix.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying (Speed Channel, 8 p.m.); Saturday, race, 8:30 p.m. (Sunday, Ch. 10, 3:30 p.m., taped); Cleveland.

2002 WINNER: Patrick Carpentier.

FAST FACTS: Roberto Moreno's victory in the 2000 race was his first after 16 years of racing and 70 CART starts. This is the first Champ Car World Series night race on a road course.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Paul Tracy, 99; 2. Bruno Junqueira, 95; 3. Michel Jourdain, 91; 4. Carpentier, 70; 5. Adrian Fernandez, 63; 6. Oriol Servia, 58; 7. Sebastien Bourdais, 53; 8. Mario Dominguez, 51; 9. Alex Tagliani, 46; 10. Darren Manning, 42.

Formula One

WHAT: French Grand Prix.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 8 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed Channel, 7:30 a.m.); Magny-Cours.

2002 WINNER: Michael Schumacher.

FAST FACTS: Magny-Cours is considered a technical circuit, consisting of slow hairpins, medium-speed corners and fast chicanes. The surface is smooth but the dark color of the asphalt makes it heat up quickly on sunny days. Five-time series champion Schumacher became the first Formula One driver to surpass 1,000 career points last week.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Schumacher, 58; 2. Kimi Raikkonen, 51; 3. Ralf Schumacher, 43; 4. Juan Pablo Montoya, 39; 5. Fernando Alonso, 39; 6. Rubens Barrichello, 37; 7. David Coulthard, 25; 8. Jarno Trulli, 13; 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, 10; (tie) Jenson Button, 10.

IndyCars

WHAT: Kansas Indy 300.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying, noon; Sunday, race (Ch. 28, 1 p.m.); Kansas City, Kansas.

2002 WINNER: Airton Dare.

FAST FACTS: Scott Dixon, who moved over from the Champ Car series this year, became the first driver in IRL history to lead from start to finish last week. Sarah Fisher's No. 2 starting position last week was the best for a Chevrolet this season.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Tony Kanaan, 247; 2. Dixon, 220; 3. Helio Castroneves, 207; 4. Gil de Ferran, 202; 5. Al Unser Jr., 187; 6. Kenny Brack, 187; 7. Scott Sharp, 162; 8. Sam Hornish Jr., 154; 9. Felipe Giaffone, 151; 10. Tomas Scheckter, 137.

NHRA

UP NEXT: Mile-High Nationals, July 17-20, Denver.

POINTS STANDINGS: (Top Fuel) 1. Larry Dixon, 1,109; 2. Doug Kalitta, 902; 3. Darrell Russell, 720; 4. Cory McClenathan, 657; 5. Brandon Bernstein, 629. (Funny Car) 1. Tony Pedregon, 1,106; 2. Whit Bazemore, 963; 3. Del Worsham, 801; 4. Gary Densham, 762; 5. Ron Capps, 734. (Pro Stock) 1. Greg Anderson, 1,063; 2. Kurt Johnson, 993; 3. Warren Johnson, 759; 4. Jeg Coughlin, 717; 5. Ron Krisher, 573. (Pro Stock Bike) 1. Geno Scali, 596; 2. Angelle Savoie, 528; 3. Shawn Gann, 475; 4. Antron Brown, 417; 5. Reggie Showers, 414.

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