- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

CHEEZ-IT 355

Site: Watkins Glen, New York.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-2 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-4 p.m.).

Track: Watkins Glen International (road course, 2.45 miles).

Race distance: 220.5 miles, 90 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch raced to the third of his four 2013 victories.

Last week: Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a season sweep at Pocono for his third victory of the year.

Fast facts: Race winners get first priority for the 16-driver Chase as long as they are in the top 30 in the standings and attempted to qualify for every race. With five regular-season races left, Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski lead the series with three victories. Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano each have two wins, and Busch, Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch also have won. Earnhardt leads the standings. … Tony Stewart has a record five victories at the track. He’s winless this year. … Gordon has a Cup-record nine victories on road courses, winning four times at Watkins Glen and five at Sonoma. … Marcos Ambrose won at the track in 2011 and 2012. … Edwards won at Sonoma in June.

Next race: Pure Michigan 400, Aug. 17, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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