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What: Bank of America 500
When/where: Today, practice (3 and 5:30 p.m.); Saturday, race (Ch. 28, 8 p.m.); Concord, N.C.
Fast facts: The race is the fifth in the 10-race, four-round Chase for the Championship. The championship field was cut from 16 to 12 after the third race. It will be cut to eight after the sixth and to four after the ninth. Championship-eligible drivers get a spot in the next round with a victory. Points are reset after each round and the title will be decided by finishing order in the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead. … Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 in May for his record seventh victory at the track.
Standings: 1. Joey Logano, 3,048; 2. Kyle Busch, 3,042; 3. Carl Edwards, 3,039; 4. Ryan Newman, 3,039; 5. Denny Hamlin, 3,037; 6. Kevin Harvick, 3,033; 7. Matt Kenseth, 3,031; 8. Jeff Gordon, 3,031; 9. Kasey Kahne, 3,023; 10. Brad Keselowski, 3,009.
What: 300 Miles of Courage
When/where: Today, qualifying, race (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.); Concord, N.C.
Fast fact: Kyle Busch has a record 69 series victories. He's racing along with fellow Sprint Cup drivers Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson.
Standings: 1. Chase Elliott, 1,068; 2. Regan Smith, 1,030; 3. Ty Dillon, 1,028; 4. Brian Scott, 1,011; 5. Elliott Sadler, 1,008
What: Russian Grand Prix
When/where: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 6 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBCSN, 7 a.m.); Sunday, race (NBCSN, 7 a.m.); Sochi, Russia
Fast fact: Drivers say they'll dedicate the race to Jules Bianchi, seriously injured in a crash last week in Japan. "All our thought are with Jules," Ferrari driver and former champion Fernando Alonso said. Bianchi, part of Ferrari's young drivers program, sustained a severe head injury Sunday when his car slid off the track in rainy conditions and ploughed into a crane picking up the Sauber car of Adrian Sutil, who had crashed out at the same spot one round earlier. The French driver remains in critical but stable condition. … It's the series' first race in Russia.
Standings: 1. Lewis Hamilton, 266; 2. Nico Rosberg, 256; 3. Daniel Ricciardo, 193; 4. Sebastian Vettel, 139; 5. Fernando Alonso, 133
Next: Fred's 250, Oct. 18, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway
Standings: 1. Matt Crafton, 644; 2. Johnny Sauter, 625; 3. Ryan Blaney, 617; 4. Darrell Wallace, 611; 5. Joey Coulter, 562
Next: Toyota Nationals, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Standings: Top Fuel — 1. Tony Schumacher, 2,462; 2. Doug Kalitta, 2,328. Funny Car — 1. Matt Hagan, 2,423; 2. John Force, 2,387. Pro Stock — 1. Jason Line, 2,421; 2. Erica Enders-Stevens, 2,386. Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Andrew Hines, 2,485; 2. Eddie Krawiec, 2,460