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AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

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NASCAR

MONSTER CUP

ALABAMA 500

Site: Talladega, Alabama.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 1 p.m., (NBCSN), practice, 3 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 4:15 p.m., (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBC

Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles).

Race distance: 500.8 miles, 188 laps.

Last year: Joey Logano led 45 laps to win at Talladega.

Last race: Series leader Martin Truex Jr. won for the second time in four races.

Fast facts: Truex has a 34 point lead on Kyle Larson. He also has 64 playoff points — 30 more than Larson. …Kevin Harvick is in third place, but he has just 17 postseason points. … Eleven drivers have won their first Cup race at Talladega, including Ricky Stenhouse Jr. earlier this year. … Landon Cassill said Tuesday that he won’t return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018.

Next race: Hollywood Casino 400, Oct. 22, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

XFINITY

Last race: Alex Bowman won his first series event.

Next race: Kansas Lottery 300, Oct. 21, Kansas Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

FRED’S 250

Site: Talladega, Alabama.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 12 p.m., (FS1), practice, 2 p.m., (FS1); Saturday, qualifying 10:30 p.m., (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FOX

Track: Talladega Superspeedway.

Race distance: 250 miles, 94 laps.

Last year: Grant Enfinger won the only race of his career in trucks.

Last race: Ben Rhodes took first in Las Vegas.

Fast facts: Rhodes and Christopher Bell are the only two drivers to clinch a spot in the next round of the playoffs, which will go from eight to six drivers after this weekend. …Matt Crafton is in third heading to Talladega, followed by Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric.

Next race: Texas Roadhouse 200, Oct. 28, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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FORMULA ONE

Last race: Lewis Hamilton took his fourth race in five starts in Japan.

Next race: United States Grand Prix, Oct. 22, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA

TEXAS FALL NATIONALS

Site: Ennis, Texas

Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 4 p.m., qualifying, 7 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 3 p.m., qualifying, 6 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 4:37 p.m., FS1.

Track: Texas Motorplex

Last year: Antron Brown won in Dallas.

Last race: Steve Torrence, the current point leader in Top Fuel, picked up his eighth win of the season in St. Louis.

Fast facts: Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took first last year in Texas. …Torrence has a 42-point lead over Doug Kalitta. Brittany Force is third, while Brown is fourth. …Krawiec has won three straight races. … Alexis DeJoria, the first woman to break the 4-second barrier in a Funny Car, will retire after the season.

Next race: Toyota Nationals, Oct. 26-29, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, Nittany Showdown, Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, Pennsylvania; Saturday, Empire State Challenge, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, New York.

Online: http://www.woosprint.com/

Article source: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/article178260546.html

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