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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

QUAKER STATE 400

Site: Sparta, Kentucky.

Schedule: Thursday, practice (NBCSN, 2:30 p.m.); Friday practice (NBCSN, 11 a.m.), practice (NBCSN, 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (6:45 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: (400.5 miles, 267 laps)

Last year: Kyle Busch began a three-race winning streak by taking first in Kentucky.

Last week: Brad Keselowski finally got his first win at Daytona and gave Team Penske its 100th victory in the series.

Fast facts: The win moved Keselowski into second place in the points race, just 14 behind Kevin Harvick. But Keselowski already has three wins, compared to just one victory for Harvick. ... Tweaks to the rear spoiler, front splitter and rear deck fin used last month in Michigan will be in play this weekend. NASCAR says it wants to reduce aerodynamic downforce and side force in an effort to promote competition.

Next race: New Hampshire 301, July 17, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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XFINITY

ALSCO 300

Site: Sparta, Kentucky.

Schedule: Thursday, practice (10 a.m.), practice (NBCSN, 1 p.m.), practice (NBCSN, 4 p.m.), practice (NBCSN, 7 p.m.); Friday, qualifying (NBCSN, 4:45 p.m.), race, 8:30 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: (300 miles, 200 laps)

Last year: Brad Keselowski won his first Xfinity race of 2015 at Kentucky.

Last race: Aric Almirola snapped a two-year streak without a win, holding off Justin Allgaier.

Fast facts: Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver Matt Tifft was released from the hospital Saturday after surgery to remove a brain tumor. The tumor was found during treatment and evaluation for a back injury that has caused Tifft to miss several Xfinity races this season. ...Darrell Wallace Jr. was fined $15,000 for criticizing NASCAR officials on social media after last week's finish, which ended under caution.

Next race: Autolotto 200, July 16, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

BUCKLE UP IN YOUR TRUCK 225

Site: Sparta, Kentucky.

Schedule: Wednesday, practice (3:30 p.m.), practice (5 p.m.); Thursday, qualifying (5 p.m., FS2), race, 8:30 p.m., FS1.

Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: (225 miles, 150 laps)

Last year: Matt Crafton led 43 laps and won from the pole.

Last race: Christopher Bell won for the second time in 16 career starts at Gateway.

Fast facts: John Wes Townley has apologized after getting into a fight with Spencer Gallagher after the pair got into a pair of separate incidents at Gateway. Townley was fined $15,000 and placed on probation through the end of 2016. He has a possible concussion and will not race in Thursday night's race, with Parker Kligerman in the No. 05 instead. ... Five different drivers have won events this season. But with just eight spots available in the Chase, a regular-season winner could conceivably miss the playoffs.

Next race: Aspen Delta Eldora Dirt Derby, July 20, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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VERIZON INDYCAR

IOWA CORN INDY 300

Site: Newton, Iowa

Schedule: Saturday, practice (11 a.m.), qualifying (NBCSN, 3 p.m.), practice (7:15 p.m.); Sunday, race, 5:30 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles).

Race distance: (268.2 miles, 300 laps)

Last year: Ryan Hunter-Reay topped an all-American podium and won the first of two events in 2015.

Last race: Will Power won from the pole at Road America, his second consecutive victory.

Fast facts: IndyCar will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Iowa this weekend, the second-to-last oval race of the season. Hunter-Reay leads all drivers with three wins in Iowa, including the last two events. ... Andretti Autosport has owned this short track with seven wins in nine races. Chip Ganassi Racing took the other two checkered flags. ... Rookie Max Chilton will make his IndyCar debut in Iowa after winning the Indy Lights race there a year ago.

Next race: Honda Indy Toronto, July 17, Toronto.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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FORMULA ONE

BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Site: Silverstone, England

Schedule: Friday, practice (5 a.m.), practice (9 a.m.); Saturday, practice (5 a.m.), qualifying (CNBC, 8 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m.

Track: Silverstone Circuit (circuit, 3.66 miles).

Race distance: (190.3 miles, 52 laps)

Last year: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth race out of nine to open 2015 at Silverstone.

Last race: Hamilton overtook Nico Rosberg on the final lap to win the Austrian Grand Prix.

Fast facts: Herbie Blash announced Wednesday that he's out as the FIA deputy race director for Formula One at the end of the season. Blash, who has been the director since 1996, will be succeeded by FIA safety director Laurent Mekies. ... Sauber won't participate in next week's in-season testing session at Silverstone. The team said the test was too costly, adding that it isn't introducing its new aero package until later this season.

Next race: Hungarian Grand Prix, July 24, Budapest.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

K&N ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Site: Chicago.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying (7 p.m.), qualifying (9:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (5 p.m.), qualifying (7:45 p.m.); Sunday, race, 4:37 p.m.

Track: Route 66 Raceway.

Last year: Tony Schumacher, Tommy Johnson and Allen Johnson Jr. took home top honors in Chicago.

Last race: Shawn Langdon won for the second week in a row in Ohio.

Fast facts: Leah Pritchett will be back behind the wheel this weekend after Chicago-area resident Dave Albrecht came an agreement with Don Schumacher Racing. Pritchett had one win this season before her funding dried up. ... T.J. Zizzo will make his season debut this weekend. Zizzo has at least two more events on his calendar in 2016.

Next race: Mopar Mile High Nationals, July 22-24, Bandimere Speedway, Denver.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday and Saturday, FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wisconsin.

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