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NASCAR

MONSTER ENERGY CUP

FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500

Site: Atlanta

Schedule: Friday, practice, noon (FS1), qualifying, 5:45 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, practice, noon (FS1); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., FOX.

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (oval, 1.54 miles).

Race distance: (500 miles, 325 laps)

Last year: Jimmie Johnson won his first race of the season, setting the stage for a run to his seventh championship.

Last week: Kurt Busch made his move late to win his first Daytona 500. Busch led just one lap, but it was the last one.

Fast facts: Young drivers impressed in the season opener. Chase Elliott, 21, won the pole, and Ryan Blaney, 23, finished second while scoring points in all three stages of the race. Elliott will attempt to become the youngest driver to win in Atlanta. ... The top 13 finishers at Daytona came from 13 different teams. ... Johnson has won the last two races in Georgia.

Next race: Kobalt 400, March 12, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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XFINITY

RINNAI 250

Site: Atlanta.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 10 a.m. (FS1), practice, 1:30 p.m. (FS1), practice, 3:30 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, qualifying, 9:15 a.m. (FS1), race, 2 p.m., FS1.

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (oval, 1.54 miles).

Race distance: (251 miles, 163 laps)

Last year: Kyle Busch began a streak of four wins in five series races in Atlanta.

Last race: Ryan Reed opened 2017 with his second career win.

Fast facts: Reed is all but guaranteed a spot in the playoffs this fall. All Reed has to do is qualify for the remaining regular-season events and finish in the top 30 in points. ... Brendan Gaughan will head to Atlanta second behind Reed in the standings. ... Kyle Busch has 86 career wins in the series. But he didn't take the checkered flag in Atlanta until 2016.

Next race: Boyd Gaming 300, March 11, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

ACTIVE PEST CONTROL 200

Site: Atlanta

Schedule: Friday, practice, 11 a.m. (FS1), practice, 2:30 p.m. (FS1), practice, 4:30 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, qualifying, 10:40 a.m. (FS1), race, 4:30 p.m., FS1.

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (oval, 1.54 miles).

Race distance: (200 miles, 130 laps)

Last year: John Nemechek, benefiting from crashes by Matt Crafton and Christopher Bell, took first despite leading just eight laps.

Last race: Kaz Grala, in just his 10th race, took first for the first time at Daytona.

Fast facts: Grala put the series on notice with a dominant opening weekend. The Massachusetts native is 14 points ahead of Johnny Sauter, and at 18 he was the youngest Truck driver to win at Daytona. ... The last seven races in the series in Atlanta have produced seven different winners.

Next race: Alpha Energy Solutions 250, April 1, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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VERIZON INDYCAR

Last year: Simon Pagenaud cruised to his first career IndyCar title.

Opening race: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 12, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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FORMULA ONE

Last year: Nico Rosberg won the championship and abruptly retired a few days later.

Opening race: Rolex Australian Grand Prix, March 26, Melbourne, Australia.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

Last race: Leah Pritchett won in Arizona last weekend.

Next race: Gatornationals, March 16-19, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Florida.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, East Texas Lone Star Shootout, Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, Texas; Saturday, Gator Bash, Gator Motorplex, Willis, Texas.

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