- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 6-8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon), qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 3-4:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (Fox, 2:30-7 p.m.).

Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch won to complete a Cup-Nationwide weekend sweep.

Last week: Stewart-Hass’ Kurt Busch won at Martinsville for his 25th victory, taking the lead from Jimmie Johnson with 10 laps to go. Busch snapped an 83-race victory drought.

Fast facts: The race is the seventh of the season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the season-opening Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick took the Phoenix race, Brad Keselowski won in Las Vegas, Carl Edwards at Bristol and Kyle Busch at Fontana. … The record for the most races at the start of the season without a repeat winner is 10 in 2000. … Johnson won the November race at the track en route to his sixth season title.

Next race: Southern 500, April 12, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4-5:30 p.m.), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 8-11 p.m.).

Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch won at the track for the sixth time in the series. He also won the Sprint Cup race.

Last race: Kyle Larson raced to his first Nationwide victory March 22 at Fontana.

Fast facts: Busch won this year at Phoenix and Bristol to push his series-record victory total to 65. … Busch is racing along with fellow Sprint Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth. … Brad Keselowski won the November race at the track.

Next race: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, April 11, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.

Online: https://www.nascar.com



Next race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200, May 16, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Last week: Defending series champion Matt Crafton won the rain-delayed race at Martinsville for his fourth career victory. Darrell Wallace was second.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Sakhir, Bahrain.

Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 12:30-2 p.m.); Sunday, race, 11 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-5:30 p.m.).

Track: Bahrain International Circuit (road course, 3.36 miles).

Race distance: 191.53 miles, 57 laps.

Last year: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the event for the second straight year, easily beating Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen.

Last week: Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix, easily beating teammate Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes factory team’s first 1-2 finish since 1955.

Fast facts: Vettel won 13 races last year to match Michael Schumacher’s record. The four-time defending series champion was third in Malaysia after an early engine failure in the opener in Australia. … Raikkonen is driving for Ferrari. … The 2011 race was canceled because of clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters.

Next race: Chinese Grand Prix, April 20, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai.

Online: https://www.formula1.com



Next race: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 13, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.

Last week: Team Penske’s Will Power won the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., holding off Ryan Hunter-Reay. Power has won four of the series’ last six races.

Online: https://www.indycar.com



Next event: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 11-13, zMAX Dragway, Concord, N.C.

Last week: Alexis DeJoria won in Funny Car and Erica Enders-Stevens topped the Pro Stock field in Las Vegas for the second female double in NHRA history. Enders-Stevens and Courtney Force also accomplished the feat in the 2012 Northwest Nationals. Tony Schumacher won in Top Fuel for his division-record 73rd victory and eighth at Las Vegas.

Online: https://www.nhra.com



WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Saturday-Sunday, Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, Calif. Late Model: Illini 100, Saturday, Farmer City Raceway, Farmer City, Ill. Online: https://www.worldofoutlaws.com

U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown, Sumar Classic, Sunday, Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind. Sprint Car: Saturday, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Online: https://www.usacracing.com

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