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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

SPRINT SHOWDOWN/SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

Site: Charlotte, North Carolina

Schedule: Friday, Sprint Showdown practice (FS1, 1:30 p.m.), Sprint All-Star Race practice (FS1, 3 p.m.), Sprint Showdown, 7 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, Sprint All-Star Race qualifying (FS1, 7 p.m.), Sprint All-Star Race, 9 p.m. (FS1).

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

Race distance: Sprint Showdown, 20 laps (30 miles), 20 laps (30 miles), 10 laps (15 miles), 75 total miles total; Sprint All-Star Race, 50 laps (75 miles), 50 laps (75 miles), 13 laps (19.5 miles), 169.5 total miles.

Last year: Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer claimed Sprint Showdown wins, and Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick to give Joe Gibbs Racing its first All-Star Race win.

Last week: Matt Kenseth won for the first time in 2016 and for the third time at Dover's "Monster Mile." Kyle Larson was second, less than two-tenths of a second short of his first Sprint Cup victory.

Fast facts: The All-Star format has been tweaked for this year's race. Drivers will run a pair of 50-lap segments with mandatory green-flag pit stops before a 13-lap run culminating in a $1 million prize. ... No driver has ever claimed first in a Sprint Showdown and gone on to win the All-Star event. ... Hamlin will seek to join Davey Allison (1991-92) and Jimmie Johnson (2012-13) as the only drivers to win back-to-back All-Star races.

Next race: Coca Cola 600, May 29, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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XFINITY

Last week: Erik Jones, who won the Camping World Trucks Series title in 2015, won for the second time in four races.

Next week: Hisense 4K TV 300, May 28, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

NC EDUCATION LOTTERY 200

Site: Charlotte, North Carolina

Schedule: Thursday, practice (12:30 p.m.), practice (2:30 p.m.), practice (FS1, 4:30 p.m.); Friday, qualifying (FS1, 5:30 p.m.), race, 8:30 p.m., FS1.

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

Race distance: 201 miles, 134 laps.

Last year: Erik Jones led the most laps, but Kasey Kahne led the ones that mattered to pick up the win for JR Motorsports.

Last week: Matt Crafton won for the first time in the Truck series at Dover, holding off Daniel Suarez on a 27-lap, green-flag finish.

Fast facts: Crafton's win put him first in the series standings. Crafton has four wins in five races this season. ... Suarez has been a runner-up six times in NASCAR races but has yet to win one. ... GMS Racing placed three trucks in the top 10 last week, led by Johnny Sauter (fourth).

Next race: Rattlesnake 400, June 10, Texas Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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VERIZON INDYCAR

Last week: Simon Pagenaud continued his domination of the series in 2016, winning the third race in a row at the road course in Indianapolis. Scott Dixon was the last driver to notch three straight IndyCar races back in 2013, and he wound up winning the series title.

Next race: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, May 29, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

NHRA KANSAS NATIONALS

Site: Topeka, Kansas

Schedule: Friday, qualifying (8:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying, (5:30 p.m.); Sunday, eliminations, 2-5 p.m., FS1.

Track: Heartland Park.

Last year: Jack Beckman beat John Force in the finals, capping a weekend in which he completed five three-second runs.

Last race: Doug Kalitta won his second Top Fuel race in a row in Atlanta, beating teammate J.R. Todd.

Fast facts: John Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion, will debut his new 2016 Camaro SS car this weekend. Force's teammates, daughter Courtney Force and Robert Hight, will introduce Camaro SS rides later this season. ... Courtney Force won at Topeka in 2014, marking the 100th win by a female driver in the series.

Next race: New England Nationals, June 3-5, New England Dragway and Motorsports Park, Epping, New Hampshire.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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FORMULA ONE

Last week: Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in the history of Formula One at 18, taking first in the Spanish Grand Prix after a first-lap crash between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Next week: Grand Prix of Monaco, May 29, Monaco Circuit, Monte Carlo.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Morgan Cup, May 20-21, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Empire State Challenge; May 22, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, New York.

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

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