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Starting Line (May 12): This week’s racing

Sprint Cup

Event: AAA 400 Drive For Autism (400 laps, 400 miles), Dover International Speedway; Dover, Del.

TV: 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox Sports 1.

Then and now: NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile, a one-mile, high-banked, all concrete track that will play host to its 93rd Sprint Cup race. ... Jimmie Johnson is the defending winner and has won three of the last five, part of a record 10 career wins at Dover for the six-time Sprint Cup champion. Kevin Harvick won last fall’s Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Dover. ... Dover has added nearly 500 feet of SAFER Barrier on the backstretch and the entrance to Turn 3 to further enhance safety for drivers. ... Kyle Busch won last Saturday’s GoBowling 400 race at Kansas Speedway and is the first driver to win three races this season. It was Busch’s first career Sprint Cup win at Kansas. He has won at every current track on the Cup schedule with the exception of Charlotte and Pocono, tying him with Tony Stewart for most wins at current tracks by active drivers (21 tracks). ... Kevin Harvick holds a slim lead in the Sprint Cup point standings. He comes into Dover with 390 points, followed by Kyle Busch at 386.


Event: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 (2 heat races of 40 laps/40 miles each, followed by a 120-lap/120-mile main event race), Dover International Speedway.

TV: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox.

Then and now: This will be the 65th Xfinity race at Dover. ... Chris Buescher won this race last season en route to the Xfinity championship. Regan Smith won last year’s fall race at Dover. ... Elliott Sadler hopes to continue the momentum he earned two weeks ago in his win at Talladega. ... Sadler and Daniel Suarez come into Dover tied for the lead in the Xfinity points standings at 314 each.


Event: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis (82 laps, 200 miles on a 2.439-mile road course), Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Indianapolis, Ind.

TV: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ABC.

Then and now: Simon Pagenaud won the inaugural race in 2014, while Will Power won last year’s race. ... Event serves as a prelude to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, on May 29. ... Simon Pagenaud, who has won the last two races (Long Beach and Alabama) leads the standings with 188 points, followed by defending series champion Scott Dixon (140).

Formula One

Event: Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Barcelona-Cataluyna.

TV: Sunday, 7:30 a.m., NBCSN.

Then and now: Nico Rosberg made it four victories in four events with a win May 1 at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.

Camping World Truck

Event: May Dover Race (200 laps, 200 miles), Dover International Speedway.

TV: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Then and now: Defending winner of this race is Tyler Reddick ... William Byron won his first career Truck race last Friday at Kansas Speedway. ... ... Timothy Peters moved into the Truck series points lead after Kansas with 103 points. Daniel Hemric is second (95), followed by Ryan Truex (93) and Tyler Young (89).


Event: NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.

TV: Final eliminations 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox Sports 1.

Then and now: Last year’s winners at Atlanta were Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle). ... Winners of the most recent race, two weeks ago in Baytown, Texas, were Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock).

Western New York

Lancaster National: IHRA Drag Racing/Buffalo Street Outlaws, Friday, 7 p.m.; NYSS Super Stocks Special, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Holland: McKinley Mall Car Show, May 7-13.

Ransomville: Racing, Friday, 7:15 p.m.

Freedom: Season Opener, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Genesee Dirt Track Stock Cars, Saturday, 6 p.m.

Empire: IHRA Drag Racing/Empire Gassers, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Merrittville: 4-Cylinder Triple Crown Race 1, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Humberstone: Street Stock Duel on Dirt, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

New Stateline: Dirt Track Stock Cars, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Wyoming County: Pre-Season Practice, Saturday, noon.