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>Sprint Cup

Event: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Site: Sonoma, Calif.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 6:30-8:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 12:30-3 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (TNT, 2-6:30 p.m.).

Track: Infineon Raceway (road course, 1.99 miles).

Race distance: 218.9 miles, 110 laps.

Last year: Kasey Kahne gave team co-owner Richard Petty his first win since April 1999. Tony Stewart was second.

Last week: Denny Hamlin raced to his series-leading fifth victory of the season, easily pulling away from Kahne on a restart with 14 laps left at Michigan International Speedway.

Fast facts: 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. Kurt 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.

Next race: Lenox Industrial Tools 301, June 27, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.




Event: Bucyrus 200.

Site: Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Schedule: Thursday, practice; Friday, practice; Saturday, qualifying, race, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 3-7 p.m.).

Track: Road America (road course, 4.048 miles).

Race distance: 202.4 miles, 50 laps.

Last year: Inaugural race.

Last week: 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.

Fast facts: 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.

Next race: New England 200, June 26, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.




Event: Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Site: Newton, Iowa.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 6-7 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (Versus, 1:30-4:30 p.m.).

Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles).

Race distance: 218.75 miles, 250 laps.

Last year: Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti won for the second time in two Iowa starts, easily holding off Ryan Briscoe. The Scot, the Indianapolis 500 winner last month, also won the 2007 Iowa race.

Last race: Briscoe won June 5 at Texas Motor Speedway for owner Roger Penske, pulling away from second-place Danica Patrick in the closing laps.

Fast facts: 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.

Next race: Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 4, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen.




Event: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Site: Bristol, Tenn.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 7-9 p.m.); Sunday, finals (ESPN2, 4-7 p.m.).

Track: Bristol Dragway.

Last year: Tony Schumacher won the third of his five 2009 Top Fuel victories en route to his sixth straight and seventh overall season title. He beat Doug Kalitta in the final. Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also won.

Last week: 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.

Fast facts: Dixon has a 199-point lead over Schumacher in the Top Fuel standings. Robert Hight tops the Funny Car points, 25 ahead of John Force. Edwards has won three straight events and seven of 11 this season.

Next event: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 24-27, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio.



>Formula One

Next race: European Grand Prix, June 27, Valencia street circuit, Valencia, Spain.

Last week: Lewis Hamilton raced to his second straight victory and second Canadian Grand Prix win in four years, holding off McLaren teammate Jenson Button to take the season points lead.



>Camping World Trucks

Next race: Lucas Oil 200, July 11, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa.

Last week: Aric Almirola raced to his second victory of the year, holding off Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch at Michigan International Speedway.

Online: www.nascar.comusch


>Western New York

*Dunn Tire Raceway Park: IHRA Drag Racing Free Admission Night, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunoco Race of Champions Modified Tour, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

*Holland: Bank of Holland Gold Rush Night/Kid's Rides, Saturday, 7:15 p.m.

*Ransomville: Patriot Sprint Cars, Friday, 7:15 p.m.

*South Arcade: UEMS E-Mod Series, Friday, 7 p.m.

*Merrittville: WOO Late Models, Tonight, 7 p.m.; 40-lap Sportsman King of The Crates, Saturday, 7 p.m.

*Humberstone: BRP Can-Am 360 Late Model Series, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

*Wyoming County: Kid's Bike Races, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

*Stateline: Patriot Sprints, Saturday, 7 p.m.

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