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AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm •  Published: April 22, 2015
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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

TOYOTA OWNERS 400

Site: Richmond, Virginia.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7 p.m. (Fox, 6-10:30 p.m.).

Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps.

Last year: Joey Logano raced to the second of his five 2014 victories. After the race, Marcos Ambrose punched Casey Mears in the face.

Last week: Matt Kenseth won the rain-delayed race at Bristol to end a 51-event victory drought.

Fast facts: Defending series champion Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson share the series victory lead with two. Harvick won the 2013 race. ... Brad Keselowski won in September at the track to complete a Team Penske sweep. ... Four-time Richmond winner Kyle Busch is sidelined after breaking his right leg and left foot in the Xfinity opener at Daytona. ... Denny Hamlin is from nearby Chesterfield. ... Richard Petty won a record 13 times at the track.

Next race: Geico 500, May 3, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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XFINITY

TOYOTACARE 250

Site: Richmond, Virginia.

Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 3:30-5 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 7-10 p.m.).

Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles).

Race distance: 187.5 miles, 250 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick raced to his record-extending seventh Richmond series victory, holding off JR Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott.

Last week: Joey Logano won at Bristol, leading all 300 laps. In three series starts this year, he has two victories and a second-place finish.

Fast facts: Five-time Richmond winner Kyle Busch is sidelined after breaking his right leg and left foot in the series opener at Daytona. Erik Jones is driving Joe Gibbs' No. 54 Toyota in place of Busch. Jones won at Texas on April 10. ... Harvick, Logano and Denny Hamlin are racing. ... Chris Buescher and Ty Dillon are tied for the series points lead.

Next race: Winn Dixie 300, May 2, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

Next race: Kansas 250, May 8, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas.

Last race: Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won at Martinsville on March 28 to become the 26th driver to win in all three of NASCAR's top series.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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VERIZON INDYCAR

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA

Site: Birmingham, Alabama.

Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, Sunday, 2-3 a.m.); Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 3-6 p.m.).

Track: Barber Motorsports Park (road course, 2.3 miles).

Race distance: 207 miles, 90 laps.

Last year: Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory in the event when the rain-shortened race finished under caution.

Last week: Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Team Penske's Helio Castroneves was second, followed by teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud.

Fast facts: The race is the fourth of the season. Montoya won the opener in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' James Hinchcliffe took the Louisiana race. ... Castroneves won the inaugural race in 2010, and Team Penske teammate Will Power won in 2011 and 2012.

Next race: Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, May 9, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

O'REILLY AUTO PARTS NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Site: Baytown, Texas.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 5-7 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 2-5 p.m.).

Track: Royal Purple Raceway.

Last year: Erica Enders-Stevens raced to the second of her six 2014 victories en route to the Pro Stock title. Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, and Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field.

Last event: John Force won in Las Vegas on April 12, beating teammate Hight in the Funny Car final. Richie Crampton won in Top Fuel, and Enders-Stevens topped the Pro Stock field and won the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

Fast facts: The 65-year-old Force has a record 142 victories and 16 season titles. ... Matt Hagan tops the Funny Car standings. He opened the season with victories in California and Arizona. ... Brown leads the Top Fuel standings, and Jason Line has the Pro Stock lead.

Next event: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, May 15-17, Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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FORMULA ONE

Next race: Spanish Grand Prix, May 10, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Last week: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won in Bahrain for the second straight year. He has three victories in the first four races of the season. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was second.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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OTHER RACES

ARCA RACING SERIES: Federated Auto Parts 200, Sunday, Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Texas Outlaw Nationals, Friday-Saturday, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas. Super DirtCar: Highbank Holdup, Saturday, Fulton Speedway, Fulton, New York. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com

U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car: Friday, Eagle Raceway, Eagle, Nebraska; Saturday, Junction Motor Speedway, McCool Junction, Nebraska; Sunday, Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas. Online: http://www.usacracing.com