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NASCAR Sprint Cup
Toyota/Save Mart 350
Site: Sonoma, Calif., Infineon Raceway (road course, 1.99 miles)
TV schedule: Friday, practice (2 p.m., Speed), qualifying (5:30 p.m., Speed); Saturday, practice (11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Speed); Sunday, race (2 p.m., TNT)
Race distance: 218.9 miles/110 laps
2009 winner: Kasey Kahne
Fast facts: Denny Hamlin raced to his series-leading fifth victory of the season last Sunday, easily pulling away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 14 laps left at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin led 123 laps. ... Jeff Gordon has a Cup-record nine road-course wins, five at Sonoma and four at Watkins Glen. ... Juan Pablo Montoya won the 2007 race for his lone Cup victory. Before joining NASCAR, the Colombian won seven Formula 1 races, the 1999 Champ Car title and 11 open-wheel races. ... Kevin Harvick has a 22-point lead over Kyle Busch in the series standings. Hamlin is third, 47 points back. Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson is 170 points behind in sixth. ... Kyle Busch swept the 2008 road-course races at Infineon and Watkins Glen. ... Tony Stewart won last August at Watkins Glen. He has seven round-course wins, two at Infineon and five at Watkins Glen.
Site: Elkhart Lake, Wis., Road America (road course, 4.048 miles)
TV schedule: Saturday, race (2 p.m., ESPN2)
Race distance: 202.4 miles/50 laps
2009 winner: Inaugural race.
Fast facts: Last Saturday, Joey Logano became the first Nationwide driver to win three consecutive races from the pole at the same track, holding off Carl Edwards at Kentucky Speedway. Logano led 106 of 200 laps. ... Road America replaced the Milwaukee Mile on the schedule. ... Brad Keselowski has a 272-point lead over Sprint Cup rival Edwards in the season standings. ... Canadian road racer Ron Fellows, a four-time Nationwide winner on road courses, is driving the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned No. 88 Chevrolet. Fellows has Trans-Am and American Le Mans wins at Road America. ... Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 champion, will be in Braun Racing’s No. 32 Toyota. He won CART races at the track in 1994 and 1995. ... Keselowski, Edwards and Paul Menard are the only Cup drivers in the race, the last of three straight Nationwide standalone events. Menard, from Wisconsin, won a NASCAR Re/Max Challenge Series at the track in 2001.
Iowa Corn Indy 250
Site: Newton, Iowa, Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles)
TV schedule: Saturday, qualifying (5 p.m., Versus); Sunday, race (12:30 p.m., Versus)
Race distance: 218.75 miles/250 laps
2009 winner: Dario Franchitti
Fast facts: Ryan Briscoe won June 5 at Texas Motor Speedway for owner Roger Penske, pulling away from second-place Danica Patrick in the closing laps. ... Dario Franchitti has a three-point lead over Will Power in the season standings. ... Dan Wheldon won the 2008 race for Ganassi, driving the final 90 laps without pitting. ... Former NASCAR star Rusty Wallace designed the track.
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Site: Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway
TV schedule: Saturday, qualifying (6 p.m., taped, ESPN2); Sunday, final eliminations (3 p.m., taped, ESPN2)
2009 winners: Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock)
Fast facts: Larry Dixon raced to his sixth Top Fuel victory of the year, beating Antron Brown on Monday in the rain-delayed NHRA SuperNationals in New Jersey. Bob Tasca (Funny Car), Edwards (Pro Stock) and Michael Phillips (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won. The event was marred by Neal Parker’s death in Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying. ... Dixon has a 199-point lead over Tony Schumacher in the Top Fuel standings. Robert Hight tops the Funny Car points, 25 ahead of John Force. ... Mike Edwards has won three straight events and seven of 11 this season.
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
EMCO Gears Classic
Site: Lexington, Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road course, 2.258 miles)
TV schedule: Saturday, race (4 p.m., Speed)
Race duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes
2009 winners: Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas (DP, Overall); Leh Keen, Dirk Werner (GT)