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Starting Line / This week's auto racing


Event: Nashville 300. Site: Gladeville, Tenn.

Schedule: Friday, practice (ESPN2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN, noon-1 p.m.), race, 3 p.m. (ESPN, 2-6 p.m.).

Track: Nashville Superspeedway (oval, 1.333 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 225 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick won the race for the second straight year, leading the final 34 laps after gambling by taking only two tires on the final caution.

Last week: Kyle Busch won under caution at Talladega when the last of 10 crashes sent Mike Wallace's car flipping upside down. Busch won for the fourth time in seven races this year to push his career total to 47, two behind Mark Martin's series record.

Pit stops: Three-time Nashville winner Carl Edwards is racing, as are Busch and fellow Sprint Cup drivers Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and David Reutimann. Keselowski won at the track last June. Busch won the 2009 summer race at the track. Harvick is skipping the race. Austin Dillon will drive Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 33 car. Kenny Wallace is making his 496th series start.

Next race: Bubba Burger 250, April 29, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.


>Sprint Cup

Next race: Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, April 30, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.

Last week: Jimmie Johnson won at Talladega, edging Clint Bowyer by about a foot with a big push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. The margin was 0.002 seconds, matching the closest finish in Sprint Cup history.


>Camping World Trucks

Event: Bully Hill Vineyards 200. Site: Gladeville, Tenn.

Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 5-6:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Speed, 7:30-10:30 p.m.).

Track: Nashville Superspeedway (oval, 1.333 miles).

Race distance: 200 miles, 150 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch raced to his first NASCAR victory as a team owner, leading 131 of 150 laps on the concrete track. Kevin Harvick was second.

Last race: Johnny Sauter won at Martinsville on April 2, passing Busch a lap before the finish. Sauter has three victories in 65 series starts.

Pit stops: Busch won at Phoenix in February for his 25th career series victory. He won eight times in 16 starts last year. Kasey Kahne won the March race at Darlington in Busch's No. 18 Toyota. Todd Bodine won at the track in August.

Next race: Lucas Oil 200, May 13, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.



Next race: Sao Paulo Indy 300, May 1, Streets of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Last week: Mike Conway won the Grand Prix of Long Beach for his first career IndyCar victory, taking the lead from Ryan Briscoe with 14 laps left. Conway was making his third start since a horrific crash last year in the Indianapolis 500 that left him with multiple leg fractures and a compression fracture in his back.


Formula One

Next race: Turkish Grand Prix, May 8, Istanbul Speed Park,

Istanbul, Turkey.

Last week: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix, passing Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel for the lead with five laps remaining. Red Bull's Mark Webber charged from 18th to finish third.


>NHRA Full Throttle

Next event: O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals, April 29-May 1, Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas.

Last week: Del Worsham edged Top Fuel teammate Larry Dixon by 0.0048 seconds -- about 6 inches -- in the Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C. Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also won in the event featuring racing in four lanes instead of the traditional two.