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>NASCAR Sprint Cup

Event: All-Star Race

Site: Concord, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday, Sprint Pit Crew Challenge (Speed, 8-10:30 p.m.); Friday, practice (Speed, noon-3 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 5-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, Sprint Showdown, 7:30 p.m., All-Star Race, approximately 9 p.m. (Speed, 5-midnight).

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distances: Sprint Showdown, 40 laps, 60 miles (two 20-lap segments); All-Star Race, 90 laps, 135 miles (four 20-laps segments and one 10-lap finale).

Last year: Carl Edwards won three of the four segments, holding off Kyle Busch for the victory in the exhibition race.

Last week: Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Sprint Cup victory, breaking free on a restart with three laps left in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Denny Hamlin was second.

Pit stops: The top two in the Sprint Showdown and a driver selected in fan voting will complete the All-Star field. The winners of the four 20-lap segments will line up in positions Nos. 1-4 entering the mandatory pit stop before the 10-lap final segment. If there is a repeat segment winner, the second-place finisher will get the spot. Only green-flag laps will count in the final segment. The race winner will get $1 million. Jeff Gordon leads active drivers with three All-Star victories.

Next race: Coca-Cola 600, May 27, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.




Event: Pioneer Hi-Bred 250

Site: Newton, Iowa.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying; Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1:30-5 p.m.).

Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles).

Race distance: 218.75 miles, 250 laps.

Last year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to the first of his two 2011 victories -- both at Iowa -- en route to the season title. Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards was second.

Last week: Joey Logano accidentally wrecked leader Elliott Sadler with five laps left at Darlington, then broke free during a green-white-checkered finish for his second straight Nationwide victory.

Pit stops: Stenhouse tops the season standings, 23 points ahead of Sadler. Stenhouse and Sadler each have two victories this season. Darrell Wallace Jr. is making his Nationwide debut, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2010 at the age of 16, he became the first black winner in NASCAR K&N Pro East series history. He has six K&N Pro East victories.

Next race: History 300, May 26, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.



>Camping World Truck

Event: N.C. Education Lottery 200

Site: Concord, N.C.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 10:30 a.m.-noon), qualifying (Speed, 4-5 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (Speed, 7:30-10:30 p.m.).

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 201 miles, 134 laps.

Last race: James Buescher won at Kansas Speedway on April 21, passing Brad Keselowski with 10 laps left and pulling away for his first series victory.

Pit stops: Timothy Peters leads the season standings. Keselowski is in the field.

Next race: Lucas Oil 200, June 1, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.



>NHRA Full Throttle

Event: NHRA Summernationals

Site: Topeka, Kan.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 5-7 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.).

Track: Heartland Park Topeka.

Last event: Ron Capps won the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on May 6 to end John Force Racing's season-opening Funny Car winning streak at six.

Pit stops: Robert Hight, a four-time winner this season, tops the Funny Car standings. Capps and Neff are tied for second, 203 points behind.

Next race: NHRA Supernationals, June 1-3, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J.




Next race: Indianapolis 500, May 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.


>Formula One

Next race: Monaco Grand Prix, May 27, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.


>Western New York

*Dunn Tire Raceway Park -- IHRA Drag Racing Free Admission Night, Friday, 7 p.m.; Super Stocks, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

*Holland -- Practice, Saturday, 1- 5 p.m.; 53rd Season Opener, Sunday, 3 p.m.

*Ransomville Speedway -- Stock Cars-Friday, 7:15 p.m.

*Raceway 5 -- Dirt Track Stock Car Racing, Saturday, 6 p.m.

*Merrittville Speedway -- Modified Lites Stars North Tour, Saturday, 7 p.m. 358 Modified Super Series 100, Monday 6:30 p.m.

*New Humberstone -- John Puhl Memorial, Friday, 7:15 p.m. 358 Modifieds, Sunday, 7:15 p.m.

*Wyoming County -- Twin SST Sportsman 25 1/8 s, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

*Stateline Speedway -- $1,000-to-win UEMS Series, Saturday, 7 p.m.

*Lake Erie -- Pre-Season Practice-Noon- 6 p.m.