AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

Updated: October 10, 2012, 4:58 PM ET
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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

BANK OF AMERICA 500

Site: Concord, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday, practice (ESPN2, 3:30-5 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 7-8:30 p.m.; Friday, practice (ESPN2, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (ABC, 7-11:30 p.m.).

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps.

Last year: Matt Kenseth raced to the last of his three 2011 victories, passing Kyle Busch on a restart with 25 laps remaining.

Last week: Kenseth won under caution at Talladega after Tony Stewart triggered a 25-car pileup trying to protect the lead on the last lap.

Fast facts: The race is the fifth of 10 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Brad Keselowski, the winner of two of the first four Chase races, leads the standings. Jimmie Johnson is second, 14 points back. Denny Hamlin (23 points behind Keselowski) is third, followed by Kasey Kahne (-36), Clint Bowyer (-40), Jeff Gordon (-42), Stewart (-46), Martin Truex Jr. (-48), Greg Biffle (-49), Kevin Harvick (-49), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-51) and Kenseth (-62). ... In May at the track, Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600 and Johnson took the non-points All-Star race. Johnson has six Cup victories at the track. ... Kurt Busch is making his first start with Furniture Row Racing, replacing Regan Smith in the No. 78 Chevrolet. Smith will drive the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet.

Next race: Hollywood Casino 400, Oct. 21, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NATIONWIDE

DOLLAR GENERAL 300

Site: Concord, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday, practice (ESPN2, 2-3:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.); Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, 4-5 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, 7-10:30 p.m.).

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Carl Edwards raced to the last of his eight 2011 series victories.

Last race: Joey Logano won at Dover on Sept. 29 for his series-leading seventh victory of the season, leading 184 of the 200 laps. He also won at Dover in June.

Fast facts: Elliott Sadler leads the season standings, nine points ahead of 2011 series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Austin Dillon, Sadler's Richard Childress Racing teammate, is third -- 25 points back. ... Kyle Busch, the series career victory leader with 51, is winless in 17 starts this season in his own Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota. He has one national series victory this year -- the Sprint Cup race in April at Richmond -- after winning 18 times last season -- four in Cup, eight in Nationwide and six in the Truck Series. ... Sprint Cup leader Brad Keselowski also is racing.

Next race: Kansas Lottery 300, Oct. 20, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

Next race: Kroger 20, Oct. 27, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

Last week: Parker Kligerman raced to his first NASCAR victory, winning under caution at Talladega.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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FORMULA ONE

KOREAN GRAND PRIX

Site: Yeongam, South Korea.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1-2:30 a.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1-2:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 2 a.m. (Speed, 1:30-4 a.m.; 3:30-6 p.m.).

Track: Korea International Circuit (road course, 3.493 miles).

Race distance: 192.1 miles, 55 laps.

Last week: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel raced to the 10th of his 11 2011 victories, winning a week after wrapping up his second straight season title.

Last week: Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix for his second straight victory and third of the season.

Fast facts: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads the season standings, four points ahead of Vettel with five races left. ... The circuit is about 250 miles south of Seoul.

Next race: Indian Grand Prix, Oct. 28, Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA FULL THROTTLE

Next event: Big O Tires Nationals, Oct. 26-28, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

Last week: Mike Neff raced to his fourth Funny Car victory of the season, winning the rain-delayed event at Maple Grove Raceway on Monday in Mohnton, Pa. Khalild alBalooshi won for the first time in Top Fuel, and V. Gaines topped the Pro Stock competition. The Pro Stock Motorcycle final between Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec was postponed until Oct. 25 at Las Vegas.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

ARCA RACING SERIES: Southern Illinois 100, Sunday, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, Ill. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Saturday, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Pevely, Mo. Super DirtCar: Brockville Speedway, Sunday, Brockville, Ontario. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com

U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown: Sumar Classic 100, Saturday, Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind. Sprint Car: Friday, Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind.; Sunday, I-96 Speedway, Lake Odessa, Mich. Online: http://www.usacracing.com


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