AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

Updated: November 6, 2013, 1:27 PM ET
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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

ADVOCARE 500

Site: Avondale, Ariz.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (ESPN, 2-6:30 p.m.).

Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick raced to his lone 2012 victory. The crews for Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer brawled in the garage after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer.

Last week: Jimmie Johnson won at Texas to take the lead in the season standings. He has six victories this season and 66 overall, winning a record 24 Chase races.

Fast facts: The race is the ninth in the 10-event Chase. Five-time series champion Johnson has a seven-point lead over Matt Kenseth. Johnson also entered the Phoenix race last year with a seven-point lead and ended up third in the final standings, 40 points behind champion Brad Keselowski. ... Johnson has four Phoenix victories, three in Chase races. ... Kenseth has a series-high seven victories. ... Carl Edwards won in March at the track. Johnson was second.

Next race: Ford EcoBoost 400, Nov. 17, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NATIONWIDE

SERVICEMASTER 200

Site: Avondale, Ariz.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 12:30-2 p.m.), race, 4 p.m. (ESPN, 3:30-6:30 p.m.).

Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Joey Logano raced to the last of his nine 2012 victories.

Last week: Brad Keselowski won at Texas for his sixth Nationwide victory of the season, giving Roger Penske's No. 22 Ford the lead in the owners' standings.

Fast facts: Austin Dillon leads the drivers' standings, six points ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. with two races left. ... Penske's No. 22 car has a 26-point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 54 Toyota. Kyle Busch is making his 25th start of the year in the No. 54. He has 11 victories this season -- winning at the track in March to end a 24-race Nationwide victory drought -- and a record 62 overall. Keselowski is back in the No. 22. Logano (three), AJ Allmendinger (two) and Ryan Blaney (one) also have won this year in the Penske Ford.

Next race: Ford EcoBoost 300, Nov. 16, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

LUCAS OIL 150

Site: Avondale, Ariz.

Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 8-10:30 p.m.).

Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 150 miles, 150 laps.

Last year: Brian Scott won, passing Kyle Larson on a restart with two laps left.

Last week: Ty Dillon won at Texas for his second victory of the year.

Fast facts: Matt Crafton leads the season standings, 46 points ahead of defending series champion James Buescher and 47 in front of Dillon with two races left. Crafton can wrap up the title in Phoenix by extending his lead to 49 points.

Next race: Ford EcoBoost 200, Nov. 15, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

AUTO-PLUS NHRA NATIONALS

Site: Pomona, Calif.

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

Track: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Last year: Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series, taking the Top Fuel title at the season-ending event despite a first-round loss. Brandon Bernstein won the Top Fuel final. Cruz Pedregon topped the Funny Car division, Allen Johnson won in Pro Stock, and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Last event: John Force won his record 16th Funny Car season title, beating daughter Courtney Force on Oct. 27 in the Las Vegas final. The 64-year-old Force has won three straight events and four overall this season to push his record career total to 138. Matt Smith won the event to wrap up his second Pro Stock Motorcycle title. Brown won the Top Fuel final, and Shane Gray topped the Pro Stock field.

Fast facts: Shawn Langdon leads the Top Fuel standings, 102 ahead of Brown. Jeg Coughlin tops the Pro Stock standings, 71 points in front of Jason Line and 80 ahead of Mike Edwards. ... In February at the track in the season-opening Winternationals, Courtney Force won in Funny Car, Langdon in Top Fuel, and Vincent Nobile in Pro Stock. ... The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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FORMULA ONE

Next race: U.S. Grand Prix, Nov. 17, Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas.

Last week: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for his seventh victory in a row and 11th of the season. The German star wrapped up his four straight season title the previous week in India.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: World of Outlaws World Finals, Thursday-Saturday, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, N.C. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com


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