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NEXTEL CUP

Last race: Tony Stewart won at Chicagoland Speedway on July 15, breaking a 20-race winless streak that dated to last season and turning around what had otherwise been a tumultuous week for the two-time series champion. The win came a day after a brief but intense lecture from Joe Gibbs about his rift with teammate Denny Hamlin.

Fast facts: After 19 of 36 races this season, Jeff Gordon has four wins - tied with teammate Jimmie Johnson for the most in the series - 12 top-fives, 17 top-10s and has been leading the points since Bristol, the fifth race of the season. ... Ginn Racing has replaced Sterling Marlin in its No. 14 Chevrolet with 23-year-old rookie Regan Smith, and released veteran Joe Nemechek. ... Hendrick cars have been shut out of victory lane the past five races after taking 10 of the first 14. ... Matt Kenseth has four top-five finishes in seven career starts at Indianapolis, but no victories.

Next race: Pennsylvania 500, Aug. 5, Long Pond, Pa.

Leaders: 1. Gordon, 2,911; 2. Hamlin, 2,608; 3. Kenseth, 2,565; 4. Jeff Burton, 2,491; 5. Carl Edwards, 2,473; 6. Stewart, 2,429; 7. Johnson, 2,423; 8. Kevin Harvick, 2,337; 9. Kyle Busch, 2,314; 10. Clint Bowyer, 2,281; 11. Martin Truex Jr., 2,208; 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,151

Busch

What: Kroger 200

When/where: Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.), race (ESPN2, 8 p.m.); Indianapolis

Fast facts: Scott Wimmer earned his first pole position in 136 races last weekend. ... The last five winners of this race started in the top 10.

Leaders: 1. Carl Edwards, 3,229; 2. David Reutimann, 2,377; 3. Kevin Harvick, 2,358; 4. David Ragan, 2,271; 5. Jason Leffler, 2,257

Trucks

What: Power Stroke Diesel 200

When/where: Today, qualifying (Speed Channel, 4:30 p.m.), race (Speed Channel, 8 p.m.); Indianapolis

Fast facts: Mike Skinner has completed every one of this season's 2,193 laps and has finished out of the top 10 just once while building a season-high 164-point lead. He led every lap in winning the 1995 and 1996 events. ... Seven drivers who participated in the inaugural event in 1995 have entered this weekend's race. Five of them are among the top 10 in the standings. ... No Indianapolis Busch winner has started outside the top five.

Leaders: 1. Skinner, 2,238; 2. Hornaday, 2,074; 3. Travis Kvapil, 1,950; (tie) Todd Bodine, 1,950; 5. Rick Crawford, 1,731; 6. Johnny Benson, 1,721; 7. Jack Sprague, 1,629; 8. Ted Musgrave, 1,601; 9. Matt Crafton, 1,571; 10. Dennis Setzer, 1,487

Champ

What: San Jose Grand Prix

When/where: Today, qualifying, 5 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 5 p.m.; Sunday, race (ESPN2, 6 p.m.); California

Fast facts: Former points leader Robert Doornbos has failed to place among the top five in the last two races after recording podium finishes in five of the previous seven events. ... Graham Rahal, the son of longtime racing star Bobby Rahal, recorded his second top-three podium finish of the season last weekend. ... Rookie Tristan Gommendy could miss the race after he injured his back in a crash during qualifying at Edmonton. Mario Dominguez replaced Gommendy and finished last with mechanical problems.

Leaders: 1. Bourdais, 194; 2. Doornbos, 174; 3. Will Power, 169; 4. Justin Wilson, 165; 5. Simon Pagenaud, 143

NHRA

What: Fram Autolite Nationals

When/where: Today, qualifying, 6 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 6 p.m., tape); Sunday, eliminations, 2 p.m. (ESPN2, 8 p.m., tape); Sonoma, Calif.

Fast facts: John Force's car went up in flames during his final-round loss to Jack Beckman, but he escaped uninjured. Ashley Force crashed into a retaining wall during her second-round Funny Car clash with Kenny Bernstein. She was checked and released by track doctors.

Leaders: (x-clinched playoff spot) Top Fuel - 1. x-Rod Fuller, 1,048; 2. Brandon Bernstein, 914; 3. Larry Dixon, 890; 4. Tony Schumacher, 881; 5. J.R. Todd, 863

Funny Car - 1. x-Ron Capps, 998; 2. Robert Hight, 849; 3. Mike Ashley, 798; 4. Tony Pedregon, 772; 5. Beckman, 763

Pro Stock - 1. x-Greg Anderson, 1,135; 2. x-Jeg Coughlin, 1,029; 3. x-Dave Connolly, 1,003; 4. Allen Johnson, 853; 5. Jason Line, 781

Pro Stock Motorcycle - 1. Matt Smith, 734; 2. Angelle Sampey, 630; 3. Andrew Hines, 545; 4. Karen Stoffer, 509; 5. Chip Ellis, 463

Formula One

Next race: Hungarian Grand Prix, Aug. 5, Budapest

Leaders: 1. Lewis Hamilton, 70; 2. Fernando Alonso, 68; 3. Felipe Massa, 59; 4. Kimi Raikkonen, 52; 5. Nick Heidfeld, 36

IRL

Next race: Firestone Indy 400, Aug. 5, Brooklyn, Mich.

Leaders: 1. Dario Franchitti, 474; 2. Scott Dixon, 450; 3. Tony Kanaan, 363; 4. Dan Wheldon, 357; 5. Sam Hornish Jr., 345

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