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NASCAR Sprint Cup


Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.

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, 8-90 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-4:30 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.




Site: Sparta, Kentucky.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying, race, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN, 6-9 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.


Camping World Truck

UNOH 175

Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 9-10:30 a.m.), race, noon (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 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.


Formula One

Singapore Grand Prix

Site: Singapore.

Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Channel, 8:30-10 a.m.), Saturday, practice, qualifying (CNBC, 8-9:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 7 a.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 6:30-9:30 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.



Texas NHRA Fallnationals

Site: Ennis, Texas.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 2:30-4 a.m.), Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7:30-10:30 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.


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

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:

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: