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NASCAR Sprint Cup
Autism Speaks 400
Site: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1-mile concrete oval).
TV schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed, 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (Fox, 12:30 p.m.)
Race distance: 400 miles/400 laps
2008 winner: Kyle Busch
Fast facts: The event is the 13th of the season, the halfway mark in the race for the 12 spots in the 2009 Chase. Jeff Gordon leads the points standings with 1,722, followed by Tony Stewart (1,678), Kurt Busch (1,607), Jimmie Johnson (1,594), Denny Hamlin (1,575), Kyle Busch (1,540) and Ryan Newman (1,538). ... Kyle Busch has a series-high three victories, winning at Las Vegas, Bristol and Richmond. ... Greg Biffle won the 2008 fall race at Dover. ... Carl Edwards, the series leader last year with nine victories, is winless this season. He was a season-best third at Atlanta. Roush Fenway Racing has won two of the last three Dover races and has eight wins overall at the track. ... Martin Truex Jr., from Mayetta, N.J., won the 2007 spring race for his first Cup victory. He also has two Nationwide wins at the track. ... Gordon and Mark Martin lead active drivers with four Dover victories.
Heluva Good! 200
Site: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1-mile concrete oval)
TV schedule: Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 9 a.m.); race, (ABC, 1 p.m.)
Race distance: 200 miles/200 laps
2008 winner: Denny Hamlin
Fast facts: Kyle Busch, the winner this year in California, Texas and Richmond, won the 2008 fall race at Dover. He leads the season standings with 1,714 points, followed by Carl Edwards (1,641), Jason Leffler (1,541), Joey Logano (1,495) and Brad Keselowski (1,473). ... Jeffrey Earnhardt, the 19-year-old son of Kerry Earnhardt, is attempting to make his Nationwide Series debut. The fourth-generation driver and Dale Earnhardt grandson will drive the No. 31 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing. ... Logano was sixth last year at Dover in his first series start. ... Greg Biffle has victories this year in Las Vegas and Phoenix.
NASCAR Camping World Trucks
AAA Insurance 200
Site: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (concrete mile oval)
TV schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed, 9 a.m.); race, (Speed, 7 p.m., tape-delay)
Race distance: 200 miles/200 laps
2008 winner: Scott Speed
Fast facts: Kyle Busch, the winner this year at California and Atlanta, has led a series-high 285 of the 847 laps run. He won the 2005 race at Dover. ... Ron Hornaday Jr., the 2007 winner, leads the season standings with 966. Kansas winner Mike Skinner is second at 882, followed by Matt Crafton (877) and Busch (852). ... Canadian J.R. Fitzpatrick is driving the No. 4 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc.
ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Indy 225
Site: West Allis, Wis., The Milwaukee Mile (mile oval)
TV schedule: Sunday, race (ABC, 2:30 p.m.)
Race distance: 225 miles/225 laps
2008 winner: Ryan Briscoe
Fast facts: After missing the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Helio Castroneves was seventh in Long Beach and second in Kansas before winning at Indianapolis. He’s second in the season standings, five points behind Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti — the Long Beach winner. ... Tony Kanaan swept the 2006-07 Milwaukee races for Andretti Green. ... Patrick has three straight top-10 finishes in Milwaukee. ... Four-time Milwaukee winner Paul Tracy will drive the No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing entry, replacing the injured Vitor Meira. Tracy was ninth at Indy for KV Racing. Meira broke two vertebrae in the 500. ... The Firestone Indy Lights race — the Husar’s House of Fine Diamonds 100 — also is Sunday.
O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals
Site: Topeka, Kan., Heartland Park Topeka
TV schedule: Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 3 p.m.)
2008 winners: Hillary Will (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Ron Krisher (Pro Stock)
Fast facts: Tony Schumacher has a 45-point lead over Antron Brown in the Top Fuel standings. ... Del Worsham, coming off consecutive Funny Car wins at Gateway and Bristol, is second in the season standings, 57 points behind Ron Capps.