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Speed Week / This week's racing

>NASCAR Sprint Cup

Event: Subway Fresh Fit 500

Site: Avondale, Ariz.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 2:30-4 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 2:30-4 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (Ch. 29, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps.

Last year: Jeff Gordon ended a 66-race winless streak, bumping Kyle Busch out of the way en route to the first of his three 2011 victories.

Last week: Matt Kenseth raced to his second Daytona 500 victory, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle over a two-lap overtime finish in the rain-delayed race that was scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon but ended early Tuesday.

Pit stops: The track was repaved and reconfigured after the race last year. The new configuration features variable banking, a longer dogleg and an improved pit road. Kasey Kahne won in November at the track.

Next race: Kobalt Tools 400, March 11, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

Online: www.nascar.com

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>Nationwide

Event: Bashas' Supermarkets 200

Site: Avondale, Ariz.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 1-2:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1-2:30 p.m.), race, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 4-7 p.m.).

Track: Phoenix International Raceway (oval, 1.0 miles).

Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch became the first driver in a national NASCAR race to win wire-to-wire in nearly eight years. Carl Edwards was second.

Last week: James Buescher won the season-opening race at Daytona.

Pit stops: Busch had eight victories in 20 Nationwide starts last season to push his series-record total to 51. Sam Hornish Jr. won the November race at the track.

Next race: Sam's Town 300, March 10, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

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>Camping World Truck

Next race: Kroger 250, March 31, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

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>NHRA Full Throttle

Next event: NHRA Gatornationals, March 8-11, Auto Plus Raceway At Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla.