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AAA 400

Site: Dover, Delaware.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 3:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-noon; Fox Sports 2, 2-3 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-6 p.m.).

Track: Dover International Speedway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 400 miles, 400 laps.

Last year: Jimmie Johnson raced to his record eighth Dover victory, holding off Hendrick teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. In June, Johnson increased his Dover victory total to nine.

Last week: Joey Logano won at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He has four victories this season, one behind Penske teammate Brad Keselowski for the series lead.

Fast facts: The race is the third in the 10-race Chase. The 16-man Chase field will be cut to 12 after the race, to eight after the sixth race and to four after the ninth. Championship-eligible drivers get a spot in the next round with a victory. Points will be reset after each round and the title will be decided by finishing order in the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead. … Keselowski won the Chase opener at Chicagoland.

Next race: Hollywood Casino 400, Oct. 5, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Missouri.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Dover, Delaware.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10-11 a.m.; ESPN2, 2-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, noon-1:30 p.m.), race, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN, 3:30-5:30 p.m.).

Track: Dover International Speedway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Joey Logano raced to his fourth straight Dover victory.

Last week: Brendan Gaughan won at Kentucky Speedway, surging past Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a three-wide run. Gaughan also won this year at Road America.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch won the May race at the track. He has four victories this year to push his series-record total to 67. … Elliott leads the standings, 20 points ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. Elliott has three victories this season.

Next race: Kansas Lottery 300, Oct. 4, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Missouri.

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Las Vegas.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying, race, 10 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.).

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 219 miles, 146 laps.

Last year: Timothy Peters raced to the second of his two 2013 victories.

Last week: Cole Custer won at New Hampshire to become the youngest NASCAR national series winner at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. He led 148 of the 175 laps.

Fast facts: Ron Hornaday Jr. is returning to the series under a two-race deal with sponsor Rheem, NTS Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. The 56-year-old Hornaday, the series record-holder with four season titles and 51 victories, missed the last three races after Turner Scott Motorsports shut down the No. 30 team. He also will race at Texas. … Defending series champion Matt Crafton leads the standings, seven points ahead of ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter.

Next race: Fred’s 250, Oct. 18, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama

Online: https://www.nascar.com




Site: Madison, Illinois.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 3:30-5 a.m.), Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-7 p.m.).

Track: Gateway Motorsports Park.

Last year: John Force won en route to his 16th Funny Car season title, beating Jack Beckman in the final. Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, Erica Enders-Stevens in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Last week: Tony Schumacher raced to two Top Fuel victories in two days at Texas Motorplex, taking the rain-delayed Carolina Nationals and the Texas FallNationals. In Funny Car, Matt Hagan won the North Carolina event and Courtney Force took the Texas title. Jonathan Gray and Dave Connolly won in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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

Next event: NHRA Nationals, Oct. 2-5, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pennsylvania.

Online: https://www.nhra.com



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

Last week: Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix for his seventh victory of the year. He took the series lead from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Online: https://www.formula1.com



WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Friday, Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, Indiana; Saturday, Berlin Raceway, Marne, Michigan. Online: https://www.worldofoutlaws.com

U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car: Saturday, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Online: https://www.usacracing.com

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