Event: NAPA AutoCare 500.
Site: Martinsville, Va.
Schedule: Friday, first-round qualifying, 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, second-round qualifying, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday, race (TNN, 1 p.m.)
Track: Martinsville Speedway, (oval, 0.526 miles, 12 degrees banking in turns).
Last year: Jeff Gordon, racing for the first time after crew chief Ray Evernham resigned to start his own team, took the lead from Dale Earnhardt with 25 laps remaining and hung on to win.
Last race: Tony Stewart won the MBNA.com 400 in Dover, Del., becoming the first driver since Gordon in 1996 to sweep Winston Cup races at Dover Downs International Speedway. Stewart started 27th in the field of 43. In June, when he won the MBNA Platinum 400, he started 16th.
Fast Facts: Bobby Labonte leads in the standings by a season-best 249 points. Ricky Rudd won in 1998, setting a Winston Cup record for consecutive seasons with at least one victory at 16. Richard Petty won a record 15 times at Martinsville. Darrell Waltrip leads active drivers with 11 victories at the track.
Next race: UAW-GM Quality 500, Oct. 8, Concord, N.C.
On the net: www.nascar.com
Championship Auto Racing Teams
Event: Texaco-Havoline Grand Prix.
Schedule: Friday, first-round qualifying, 4 p.m.; Saturday, second-round qualifying, 2 p.m.; Sunday, race (Ch. 7, 4 p.m.)
Track: Houston street circuit (temporary road course, 1.53 miles, 10 turns).
Race distance: 198.9 miles, 130 laps.
Last year: Winner Paul Tracy finished 13.733 seconds -- nearly a quarter of a lap -- ahead of teammate Dario Franchitti.
Last race: Series champion Juan Montoya jumped from 11th to eighth in the standings by winning the Motorola 300 in Madison, Ill., for his third victory of the season and 10th of his career. He broke the race record of 125.725 mph by Alex Zanardi in 1998, finishing with a speed of 155.519.
Fast facts: Montoya has not won on a road course this season. . . . Gil de Ferran leads Roberto Moreno 137-129 in the standings. . . . In less than two years, Montoya has led 1,742 laps, eighth on the career list. Montoya did it in just 37 races.
Next race: Honda Indy 300, Oct. 15, Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Busch Grand National
Last race: Matt Kenseth won the MBNA.com 200 in Dover, Del., his second in Busch competition at the track. It was his third win this season and 10th overall. Kenseth, who started 14th, took the top spot for the final time by passing Dave Blaney on the 161st of 200 laps. Kenseth went on to win by 1.842 seconds over Jason Keller, who won at Dover in June.
Next race: All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300, Oct. 7, Concord, N.C.
On the net: www.nascar.com
Down the road
Formula One: Japanese Grand Prix, Oct. 8, Suzuka.
Indy Racing League: Mall.com 500, Oct. 15, Fort Worth, Texas.
Compiled by the Associated Press
Bobby Labonte 4,091
Dale Earnhardt 3,842
Dale Jarrett 3,824
Jeff Burton 3,823
Tony Stewart 3,632
Ricky Rudd 3,632
Rusty Wallace 3,604
Mark Martin 3,584
Ward Burton 3,397
Jeff Gordon 3,358
Jeff Green 4,160
Jason Keller 3,644
Todd Bodine 3,581
Kevin Harvick 3,526
Ron Hornaday 3,272
Elton Sawyer 3,246
Randy LaJoie 3,063
David Green 2,892
Casey Atwood 2,786
Jimmie Johnson 2,721
Gil de Ferran 137
Roberto Moreno 129
Michael Andretti 127
Paul Tracy 122
Adrian Fernandez 121
Kenny Brack 118
Helio Castroneves 107
Juan Montoya 106
Cristiano da Matta 100
Jimmy Vasser 97
Buddy Lazier 258
Scott Goodyear 220
Eddie Cheever Jr. 217
Mark Dismore 186
Eliseo Salazar 180
Scott Sharp 179
Robbie Buhl 178
Donnie Beechler 174
Al Unser Jr. 173
Robby McGehee 168
M. Schumacher 88
R. Schumacher 24
Staschak-Bigham 85Antonicelli-Vitez 69Muro-Passero 68Ron Capello 66Ralph Galluzzi 65Sharon
Hughes 63Ron Spank 62Mike Owczarczak 61Christian-Lilenthal 61Thurnherr-Thurnherr 61
Late Model Pro Stock
Matt Alix 872Vern Bliss 850Rick Wylie 798Mark Bliss 706Mike Fiebelkorn 690Joe Brainard 686Sam
Fullone 670Troy Williams 644Eric Sanders 640Dan Domanowski 624Pro Modifieds
Neil Hopkins 950Tom Krawczyk 930Troy Williams 832Neal Dietz 822Allen Sterling 762Pro Trucks
Paul Faleski 892Nick Crassi Jr. 884Bob Manko 854John Matuszak 850James Skora 764
Billy Putney 758Sege Fidanza 708Tim Mangus 686Don Staubitz 619Karl Hehr 602Tom McGrath
575Todd Burley 566Rick Kluth 541Jeff Ulrich 540Kirk Rutherford 522Late Models
John Julicher 712Tom Macleod 672Tim Windnagle 633Brett Scherrer 561Randy Frantz 540Dave
Vince Cappelli 809Joe Torrisi 776Eric Doktor 762Jerry Gradl 660Ken Banker 618
Danny Johnson 751Vic Coffey 691Pete Bicknell 650Rick Richner 619Todd Burley 603Scott Wood
599Brian Stevens 578Dan Miller 568Tim Murdock 559Billy Krull 496Sportsman
Chad Brachmann 896Stewart Friesen 838Don Martin 826Kevin Wills 692Scott George 686Pro Stocks
Pete Stefanski 902Mark Schulz 855Steve Lewis 847Dan Shoop 782Joe Stefanski 781