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NASCAR

MONSTER CUP

BOJANGLES SOUTHERN 500

Site: Darlington, South Carolina.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 1 and 3:30 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m., (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 6 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Darlington Raceway (oval, 1.366 miles).

Race distance: 501.3 miles, 367 laps

Last year: Martin Truex Jr. kicked off a streak of three wins in five races at Darlington.

Last race: Kyle Busch won for the 40th time in the series — and for the sixth time at Bristol.

Fast facts: Of all the drivers without a win this season, only Matt Kenseth has won at Darlington. He did so in 2013. ...Truex is closing in the regular season title. Truex can at Darlington if he's 61 points ahead of second place after the race. Truex leads Kyle Busch by 101 points. ...Eleven different drivers have won the last 11 races at Darlington, and only Jimmie Johnson (3) has won more than once there among active drivers.

Next race: Federated Auto Parts 400, Sept. 9, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

XFINITY

SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO 200

Site: Darlington.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 12 p.m., NBCSN, race, 3:30 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Darlington Raceway.

Race distance: 200.8 miles, 147 laps.

Last year: Elliott Sadler captured the second of his three wins in 2016.

Last race: Jeremy Clements won after starting 24th — the worst pole position for a winner in the series this season.

Fast facts: With three races left before the playoffs, William Byron is currently the No. 1 seed. Byron has three wins this season and 17 playoff points. ...Sadler has yet to win this season, but he leads the series with nine top-five finishes. ...Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano are among seven Cup drivers expected to run both events this weekend.

Next race: Virginia529 College Savings 250, Sept. 8, Richmond Raceway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250

Site: Bowmanville, Ontario.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, 9:30 and 11:35 a.m., qualifying, 5:30 p.m., (FS2); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., FS1.

Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (circuit, 2.45 miles).

Race distance: 157.37 miles, 64 laps.

Last year: John Hunter Nemechek took first for the third time in his career.

Last race: Kyle Busch became the first driver since April to win from the pole.

Fast facts: Christopher Bell leads the series with 615 points, four wins and 24 playoff points. ...Ben Rhodes has finished 11th or better in each of his last three starts. ...The four previous winners in Bowmanville, which has hosted the series since 2013, were under 21.

Next race: Chicagoland 225, Sept. 15, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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INDYCAR

GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN

Site: Watkins Glen. New York

Schedule: Friday, practice, 10:15 a.m. and 3:05 p.m.; Saturday, practice, 10:30 a.m., qualifying, 3 p.m., Sunday, race, 1:30 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Watkins Glen International (road, 3.37 miles).

Race distance: 202.2 miles, 60 laps.

Last year: Scott Dixon took both the pole and the race for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Last race: Josef Newgarden held off Dixon and Simon Pagenaud to win outside of St. Louis.

Fast facts: The series holds its penultimate race of 2017 this weekend at Watkins Glen. Newgarden leads Dixon by 31 points and Helio Castroneves by 42. ...Eight drivers still have a mathematical shot at the title. ... Since the first IndyCar race at Watkins Glen in 1979, Rick Mears is the only winning driver to go on to win the championship. Mears did that in 1981.

Next race: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 17, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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FORMULA ONE

ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

Site: Monza, Italy

Schedule: Frida, practice, 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 5 a.m., qualifying 8 a.m.; Sunday, race, 8 a.m., NBCSN

Track: Monza National Autodrome (circuit, 3.6 miles)

Race distance: 190.5 miles, 53 laps.

Last year: Nico Rosberg won as part of a three-race winning streak.

Last race: Lewis Hamilton won in Belgium, cutting Sebastian Vettel's lead to just seven points.

Fast facts: The series visits one of its iconic tracks this weekend. Formula 1 first came to Monza in 1950, and the circuit has been a fixture ever since. ...Rubens Barrichello set the lap record in 2004 at 1:21.046. ...Valterri Bottas is in third, 41 points behind Vettel, and Daniel Ricciardo is in fourth place.

Next race: Singapore Grand Prix, Sept. 17, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA

U.S. NATIONALS

Site: Indianapolis

Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 8:45 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 4 and 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, qualifying, 1 and 4:45 p.m.; Monday, finals, 3:37 p.m., FOX.

Track: Lucas Oil Raceway.

Last year: Tony Schumacher took first in Indianapolis.

Last race: Leah Pritchett returned to the winner's circle in Minnesota.

Fast facts: Schumacher became the first driver in NHRA history with 10 wins at Lucas Oil Raceway last year. Schumacher won eight times at the track from 2000-09. ...Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in Indianapolis in 2016.

Next race: Carolina Nationals, Sept. 15-17, zMAX Dragway, Concord, North Carolina.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday and Saturday, Outlaw Energy Showdown, Skagit Speedway, Alger, Washington.

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