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NEXTEL CUP

2005 WINNER: Greg Biffle.

FAST FACTS: In addition to his win in last year's race, Biffle finished second in the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway on Sept. 4. Jimmie Johnson has one win and two runnerup finishes in six career starts at California. No driver has won the season's first two races since Jeff Gordon in 1997.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Johnson, 185; 2. Casey Mears, 170; (tie) Ryan Newman, 170; 4. Elliott Sadler, 165; 5. Tony Stewart, 160; 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 152; 7. Brian Vickers, 151; 8. Clint Bowyer, 150; 9. Ken Schrader, 138; 10. Dale Jarrett, 134.

BUSCH

WHAT: Stater Bros. 300

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 4 p.m.), race (FX, 6 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

2005 WINNER: Mark Martin.

FAST FACTS: No pole-sitter has won in 11 Busch races at California. Michael Waltrip is expected to make his 250th career Busch start this weekend. Jason Keller is scheduled to make his 393rd start in the series, moving him past Elton Sawyer and into sole possession of second on the all-time list. Ford cars have won the past six California races. Kevin Harvick has four straight top-five finishes dating to last season.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Tony Stewart, 185; 2. Burney Lamar, 170; (tie) Clint Bowyer, 170; 4. Jon Wood, 160; 5. Kevin Harvick, 155; 6. Jason Leffler, 150; 7. J.J. Yeley, 147; 8. Todd Kluever, 146; 9. Reed Sorenson, 138; 10. Mark Green, 134.

TRUCKS

WHAT: racetickets.com 200

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying (Speed Channel, 1 p.m.), race (Speed Channel, 9 p.m.); Fontana, Calif.

2005 WINNER: Steve Park.

FAST FACTS: Mark Martin won at Daytona, becoming the 15th winner in the past 26 races since the start of last season. Defending champion Ted Musgrave has top-five finishes in all five of his races at Fontana. He placed third at Daytona. Mike Bliss led 93 of the 100 laps in winning the inaugural race in 1997. Park led just six laps last season, the fewest of any race winner.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Martin, 190; 2. Todd Bodine, 175; 3. Musgrave, 170; 4. Mike Skinner, 165; 5. Jack Sprague, 160; 6. Bobby Hamilton, Jr., 151; 7. Erik Darnell, 150; 8. Rick Crawford, 147; 9. David Reutimann, 138; 10. Kevin Hamlin, 135.

NHRA

WHAT: Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Today, qualifying, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m. (ESPN2, 8 p.m., taped); Sunday, eliminations, 1 p.m. (ESPN2, 7 p.m., taped); Chandler, Ariz.

2005 WINNERS: Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock).

FAST FACTS: Force had the quickest Funny Car pass ever in last weekend's qualifying, covering a quarter-mile in 4.664 seconds at 329.91 mph. Schumacher had the sport's first 330-mph run (330.26 mph) at the 1999 event. Brandon Bernstein had his first Top Fuel win in the 2003 event.

POINTS STANDINGS: Top Fuel - 1. Melanie Troxel, 112; 2. David Baca, 92; 3. Doug Herbert, 71; (tie) Morgan Lucas, 71; 5. Schumacher, 58. Funny Car - 1. Robert Hight, 112; 2. Ron Capps, 92; (tie) Phil Burkart, 92; 4. Bob Gilbertson, 72; 5. Force, 58. Pro Stock - 1. Greg Anderson, 118; 2. Mike Edwards, 94; 3. Larry Morgan, 75; 4. Mark Pawuk, 72; 5. Erica Enders, 57.

AUTO CLUB 500

Fontana, Calif. - California Speedway

D-shaped oval, 2 miles 14 degrees banking in turns

Distance: 500 miles/250 laps

Schedule: Today, qualifying (Speed Channel, 6:30 p.m.); Sunday, race (Ch. 13, 4 p.m.)

Next race: UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, March 12, Las Vegas

Source: NASCAR

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