- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Site: Fontana, Calif.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 3-4:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 7:30-9 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (Fox, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Track: Auto Club Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles).

Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch completed a weekend sweep, winning after Joey Logano wrecked Denny Hamlin on the last lap. Hamlin fractured a vertebra and missed almost five full races.

Last week: Carl Edwards won the rain-shortened race at Bristol. The race was delayed more than five hours because of rain.

Fast facts: Six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson has a series-high five victories at the track. He was 12th last year. … Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 24th at Bristol after following his Daytona 500 victory with second-place finishes at Phoenix and Las Vegas. … The track had two Cup races a year from 2004-10.

Next race: STP 500, March 30, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Fontana, Calif.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.), race, 5 p.m. (ESPN, 4:30-7:30 p.m.).

Track: Auto Club Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 150 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch gave Joe Gibbs Racing its ninth consecutive Nationwide victory at the track, comfortably beating Sam Hornish Jr.

Last week: Busch raced to his 16th career Bristol victory, the most by a NASCAR driver at any track. He held off Kyle Larson after a late restart.

Fast facts: Busch has a record 65 series victories. He also won the rain-shortened Phoenix race this year. … Tony Stewart started Joe Gibbs Racing’s Fontana winning streak in February 2008, and Busch has six victories and Joey Logano two for the team. Busch, Matt Kenseth and Elliott Sadler are driving for JGR this week.

Next race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, April 4, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.

Online: https://www.nascar.com



Next race: Kroger 250, March 29, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

Last race: Kyle Busch won at Daytona on Feb. 21 to become the first driver to win Truck, ARCA, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at the track.

Online: https://www.nascar.com



Next race: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 30, Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Online: https://www.indycar.com



Next race: Malaysian Grand Prix, March 30, Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Last week: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won the season-opening Australia Grand Prix. Second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull was disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations.

Online: https://www.formula1.com



Next event: SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, March 28-30, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

Last week: Robert Hight won the Gatornationals, beating boss John Force in the Funny Car final. Doug Kalitta won in Top Fuel, Allen Johnson in Pro Stock, and Steve Johnson in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Online: https://www.nhra.com



ARCA RACING SERIES: ARCA-Mobile 200, Saturday, Mobile International Speedway, Irvington, Ala. Online: https://www.arcaracing.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: FVP Western Spring Shootout, Saturday, Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, Calif. Online: https://www.worldofoutlaws.com

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