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Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:22 AM

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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

CAMPING WORLD RV SALES 301

Site: Loudon, N.H.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:30-5:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (TNT, noon-4:30 p.m.).

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles).

Race distance: 318.46 miles, 301 laps.

Last year: Kasey Kahne won, taking the lead on the 240th lap when leader Denny Hamlin fell back with a 4-tire stop. Hamlin rallied to finish second.

Last week: Jimmie Johnson won at Daytona to become the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982 to sweep the season races at the track. Tony Stewart was second.

Fast facts: Five-time series champion Johnson leads the standings, 49 points ahead of Clint Bowyer. Johnson and Matt Kenseth are tied for the series victory lead with four. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have each won twice. … Hamlin won at the track in September. … Morgan Shepherd, at 71, is attempting to become the oldest driver to start a Sprint Cup race. Jim Fitzgerald set the record at 65 years, 6 months, 20 days at Riverside in 1987.

Next race: Brickyard 400, July 28, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NATIONWIDE

CNBC PRIME THE PROFIT 200

Site: Loudon, N.H.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1:30-3 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10-11 a.m.), race, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, 3-5:30 p.m.).

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles).

Race distance: 211.6 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Brad Keselowski won, taking the lead when fellow Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick was slowed by Amber Cope’s lapped car.

Last week: Matt Kenseth won at Daytona, pulling away on the final restart.

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has six victories this year to increase his series record to 57. He’s racing along with fellow Sprint Cup drivers Kenseth, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano. … Regan Smith leads the standings, six points ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. Smith won this year at Talladega and Michigan.

Next race: STP 300, July 21, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

AMERICAN ETHANOL 200

Site: Newton, Iowa.

Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 7-8 p.m.), race, 8:30 p.m. (Speed, 8-11 p.m.).

Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles).

Race distance: 175 miles, 200 laps.

Last week: Timothy Peters raced to the first of his two 2012 victories. Ron Hornaday Jr. was second.

Last race: Ty Dillon won at Kentucky Speedway on June 27.

Fast facts: Matt Crafton leads the season standings, 22 points ahead Jeb Burton. Crafton won at the track in 2011. … Chase Elliott, the 17-year-old son of longtime Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, is making his fourth series start. He won a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at the track last year. … Ryan Blaney won at the track in September.

Next race: Mudsummer Classic, July 24, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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IZOD INDYCAR

HONDA INDY TORONTO

Site: Toronto.

Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, first race, 3:33 p.m. (NBC Sports, 3-6 p.m.); Sunday, second race, 3:33 p.m. (NBC Sports, 3-6 p.m.).

Track: Streets of Toronto (street course, 1.75 miles).

Race distances: 148.75 miles, 85 laps.

Last year: Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his third straight victory, winning under caution. The Andretti Autosport driver finished the season with four victories and won his first series championship.

Last week: Scott Dixon won in IndyCar’s return to Pocono, leading Chip Ganassi Racing’s sweep of the first three spots. Charlie Kimball was second and Dario Franchitti third.

Fast facts: The event is the second of three doubleheaders. The first race will feature the series’ first standing start since 2008 at Long Beach. … Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves leads the standings, 23 points ahead of Hunter-Reay. Castroneves won this year on the oval at Texas. Hunter-Reay has two victories this season. … Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe, from Toronto, has three victories this year. … The Indy Lights race is Saturday.

Next race: Honda Indy 200, Aug. 4, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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FORMULA ONE

Next race: Hungarian Grand Prix, July 28, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary.

Last week: German star Sebastian Vettel won the German Grand Prix for the first time, holding off Kimi Raikkonen. The Red Bull driver leads the season standings and has a series-high four victories.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

Next event: Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 19-21, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo.

Last week: Johnny Gray raced to his fourth Funny Car victory of the season, beating Ron Capps in the final in Norwalk, Ohio. Khalid alBalooshi won in Top Fuel, Mike Edwards topped the Pro Stock field, and Matt Smith won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Today, Limaland Motorsports Park, Lima, Ohio; Friday-Saturday, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio. Late Model: Today, Red River Co-op Speedway, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com

U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car: Friday, Gas City I-69 Speedway, Gas City, Ind.; Saturday, Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, Ind.; Sunday, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Online: http://www.usacracing.com

 

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