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MBNA America 400

Dover, Del.

Dover International Speedway

+ 1-mile oval

+ 24-degree banking in turns

Distance: 400 miles, 400 laps

Schedule: Today, qualifying (TNT, 2:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (TNT, 1 p.m.)

Last year: Ryan Newman overcame a flat tire that cost him two laps, then gambled on fuel and completed a sweep of the races at Dover.

Next race: EA Sports 500, Oct. 3, Talladega, Ala.

Source: NEXTEL Cup

FAST FACTS: Jamie McMurray has five consecutive top-10 finishes and 16 this season. Mark Martin won the MBNA America 400 on June 6 at Dover. Jimmie Johnson swept both races at the track in 2002 before Newman did it last year.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kurt Busch, 5,210; 3. Jeff Gordon, 5,201; 4. Matt Kenseth, 5,200; 5. Johnson, 5,180; 6. Elliott Sadler, 5,172; 7. Martin, 5,139; 8. Tony Stewart, 5,086; 9. Ryan Newman, 5,074; 10. Jeremy Mayfield, 5,068.

Busch

WHAT: Stacker 200.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying, 1 p.m. (Speed Channel); Saturday, race, 1 p.m. (TNT); Dover, Del.

2003 WINNER: Brian Vickers.

FAST FACTS: Ron Hornaday has competed in a series-record 65 consecutive races dating to 2002. Mike McLaughlin competed in his first Busch race in almost two years at Richmond and finished 12th.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Martin Truex, 3,954; 2. Kyle Busch, 3,849; 3. Jason Leffler, 3,501; 4. Greg Biffle, 3,436; 5. David Green, 3,332; 6. Hornaday, 3,236; 7. Jason Keller, 3,219; 8. Mike Bliss, 3,094; 9. Bobby Hamilton Jr., 2,896; 10. Ashton Lewis, 2,870.

Craftsman Trucks

WHAT: Las Vegas 350.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying, 6:30 p.m., race, 10 p.m. (Speed Channel).

2003 WINNER: Brendan Gaughan.

FAST FACTS: Travis Kvapil has three top-five finishes in as many starts at Las Vegas. Gaughan's win last year gave Dodge the manufacturer championship.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Bobby Hamilton, 2,623; 2. Dennis Setzer, 2,593; 3. Carl Edwards, 2,584; 4. Matt Crafton, 2,469; 5. Ted Musgrave, 2,461; 6. Kvapil, 2,435; 7. Chad Chaffin, 2,380; 8. David Starr, 2,267; 9. Mike Skinner, 2,263; 10. Jack Sprague, 2,262.

Champ Cars

WHAT: Bridgestone 400.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, race, 1 a.m. (4 p.m. Sunday, Spike, taped); Las Vegas.

FAST FACTS: This is the second night race of the season. Ryan Hunter-Reay won the first on June 5. Oriol Servia's podium finish at Monterey was the first for a Dale Coyne driver since Roberto Moreno in 1996. Michel Jourdain Jr. made his 146th consecutive series start at Monterey, moving him into fifth on the all-time list.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Sebastien Bourdais, 275; 2. Bruno Junqueira, 251; 3. Paul Tracy, 215; 4. Patrick Carpentier, 214; 5. Alex Tagliani, 201; 6. Mario Dominguez, 186; 7. Hunter-Reay, 168; 8. A.J. Allmendinger, 165; 9. Servia, 164; 10. Jourdain, 158.

Formula One

WHAT: Chinese Grand Prix.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying, 2 a.m. (Speed Channel); Sunday, race, 1:30 a.m. (Speed Channel); Shanghai.

FAST FACTS: Ralf Schumacher is expected to return this weekend, his first action since fracturing two vertebrae in a crash June 20. This is the circuit's first race in China.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Michael Schumacher, 136; 2. Rubens Barrichello, 98; 3. Jenson Button, 71; 4. Jarno Trulli, 46; 5. Fernando Alonso, 45; 6. Juan Pablo Montoya, 42; 7. Kimi Raikkonen, 28; 8. David Coulthard, 24; 9. Takuma Sato, 23; 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, 19.

NHRA

WHAT: O'Reilly Fall Nationals.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying, 5 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1 p.m. (4 p.m., ESPN2, taped); Sunday, eliminations, noon (11 p.m., ESPN2, taped); Dallas.

2003 WINNERS: Kenny Bernstein (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock).

FAST FACTS: Anderson needs 55 points to clinch the Pro Stock title for the second straight year. Funny Car driver Whit Bazemore has four first-round losses and no final-round appearances in his past seven events. Force clinched his 11th Funny Car championship at the 2001 event.

POINTS STANDINGS: (Top Fuel) 1. Tony Schumacher, 1,500; 2. Doug Kalitta, 1,340; 3. Brandon Bernstein, 1,260; 4. Scott Kalitta, 1,101; 5. David Grubnic, 1,093. (Funny Car) 1. Force, 1,379; 2. Gary Scelzi, 1,173; 3. Bazemore, 1,152; 4. Del Worsham, 1,107; 5. Gary Densham, 1,090. (Pro Stock) 1. Anderson, 1,915; 2. Jason Line, 1,279; 3. Dave Connolly, 1,160; 4. Kurt Johnson, 1,091; 5. Larry Morgan, 1,049. (Pro Stock Bike) 1. Andrew Hines, 1,038; 2. Antron Brown, 885; 3. Shawn Gann, 839; 4. Angelle Savoie, 821; 5. Craig Treble, 789.

IndyCars

UP NEXT: Toyota Indy 400, Oct. 3, Fontana, Calif.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Tony Kanaan, 538; 2. Dan Wheldon, 463; 3. Buddy Rice, 443; 4. Helio Castroneves, 379; 5. Dario Franchitti, 366; 6. Adrian Fernandez, 365; 7. Sam Hornish, 342; 8. Bryan Herta, 335; 9. Vitor Meira, 332; 10. Darren Manning, 311.

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