- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9-10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-5:30 p.m.).

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles).

Race distance: 318.46 miles, 300 laps.

Last year: Matt Kenseth raced to the last of his seven 2013 victories, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.

Last week: Brad Keselowski won the Chase opener at Chicagoland to earn a spot in the second round. He has won consecutive races and leads the series with five victories.

Fast facts: The race is the second in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. The 16-man Chase field will be cut to 12 after the third race, to eight after the sixth and to four after the ninth. Championship-eligible drivers will get a spot in the next round with a victory. Points will be reset after each round and the championship will be decided by finishing order in the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead. … Keselowski swept the Cup and Nationwide races at the track in July.

Next race: AAA 400, Sept. 28, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Sparta, Kentucky.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying, race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, 7-10 p.m.).

Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Truck Series driver Ryan Blaney raced to his first Nationwide victory.

Last week: Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick won at Chicagoland for his fourth series victory of the year.

Fast facts: Chase Elliott leads the standings, 18 points ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. Elliott has three victories this season. … Sam Hornish Jr. is driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota. He won in the car at Iowa in May. … Harvick won the June race at the track.

Next race: NASCAR Nationwide Series, Sept. 27, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware.

Online: https://www.nascar.com



UNOH 175

Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 10-11:30 a.m.), race, 1 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-3:30 p.m.).

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles).

Race distance: 185.15 miles, 175 laps.

Last year: No race. In 2011, Kyle Busch raced to his third straight victory at the track.

Last week: Busch won the rain-delayed race at Chicagoland for his sixth victory in eight starts this season. He has 41 series victories in 123 career starts.

Fast facts: Busch is skipping the race. Erik Jones is driving Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Toyota. He won in Iowa in July. … Defending series champion Matt Crafton was second last week to take the season lead, five points ahead of ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter.

Next race: Rhino Linings 350, Sept. 27, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Singapore.

Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Channel, 9:30-11 a.m.), Saturday, practice, qualifying (CNBC, 9-10:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 7:30-10:30 a.m.).

Track: Marina Bay Street Circuit (street course, 3.147 miles).

Race distance: 191.98 miles, 61 laps.

Last year: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel raced to the seventh of his 13 2013 victories en route to his fourth straight season title. He’s winless this season.

Last race: Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix on Sept. 7 for his sixth victory of the year. He’s second in the season standings, 22 points behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Fast facts: Rosberg has four victories this year. … Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo is third in the standings, 72 points behind Rosberg. … The U.S. Grand Prix is Nov. 2 at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

Next race: Japanese Grand Prix, Oct. 3, Suzuka International, Suzuka, Japan.

Online: https://www.formula1.com




Site: Ennis, Texas.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 3:30-5 a.m.), Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8:30-11:30 p.m.).

Track: Texas Motorplex.

Last year: Doug Kalitta ended a 71-race Top Fuel victory drought. Cruz Pedregon won in Funny Car, Jason Line in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Last week: Rain washed out most of the final eliminations in the Carolina Nationals, forcing series officials to reschedule them during qualifying rounds at Texas.

Fast facts: The event is the second in the six-race NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The top 10 in each class qualified for the playoffs. Kalitta leads in Top Fuel, 65-year-old John Force in Funny Car, Line in Pro Stock and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Next event: NHRA Midwest Nationals, Sept. 26-28, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois.

Online: https://www.nhra.com



TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Lone Star Le Mans, Saturday (Fox Sports 2, 12:30-3:30 p.m.), Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas. Online: https://www.imsa.com

ARCA RACING SERIES: ZLOOP 150, Friday (Fox Sports 1, 7-9 p.m.), Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky. Online: https://www.arcaracing.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Spring Car: 4-Crown Nationals, Friday, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio; Commonwealth Clash, Saturday, Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, Pennsylvania. Super DirtCar: Sunday, Fonda Speedway, Fonda, New York. Online: https://www.worldofoutlaws.com

U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown: 4-Crown Nationals, Saturday, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio. Sprint Car: Thursday, Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Indiana; Saturday, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio. Online: https://www.usacracing.com

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