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NASCAR

MONSTER CUP

ISM CONNECT 300

Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 11:30 a.m., (NBCSN), qualifying, 5:15 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 9 a.m., (CNBC), practice, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.06 miles).

Race distance: 317.4 miles, 300 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick rallied from 19th to win at New Hampshire.

Last race: Martin Truex Jr. won the playoff opener.

Fast facts: Truex, who has won two races in a row, automatically advanced to the second round after winning last week. ...Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski trail Truex in the standings. ... Hamlin will go for the season sweep of New Hampshire on Sunday. He led 54 laps to win the first event at Loudon in 2017.

Next race: Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil, Oct. 1, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

XFINITY

VISITMYRTLEBEACH.COM 300

Site: Sparta, Kentucky

Schedule: Friday, practice, 4 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 5:35 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 8 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles)

Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Elliott Sadler took first in Kentucky.

Last race: Justin Allgaier won in Chicagoland.

Fast facts: The first round will consist of races at Kentucky, Dover and Charlotte. ...William Byron, who entered the playoffs in first, is one of four JR Motorsports drivers to qualify for the playoff. He joins Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Michael Annett — who sneaked into the playoff field on points. ...Overall, the 12 playoff drivers race for eight different organizations.

Next race: Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200. Sept. 30, Dover International Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

UNOH 175

Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 1:30 (FS1), practice, 3:30 (FS1); Saturday, qualifying, 10:05 a.m. (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1.

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Race distance: 185.15 miles, 175 laps.

Last year: William Byron won from the pole.

Last race: Johnny Sauter won for the second time in 2017.

Fast facts: Sauter, Christopher Bell, Matt Crafton and John Hunter Nemechek will be making their second consecutive playoff appearances. ..Rookies Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric and Kaz Grala have also qualified for the postseason. ..Bell won the regular season title in Chicago. He has four wins in 2017.

Next race: Rhino Linings 350, Sept. 30, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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INDYCAR

Last race: Josef Newgarden, 26, became the youngest series champion in 14 years at Sonoma.

Next race: Season complete.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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FORMULA ONE

Last race: Lewis Hamilton won for the fourth time in five races.

Next race: Malaysia Grand Prix, Oct. 1, Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA

DODGE NATIONALS

Site: Mohnton, Pennsylvania.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 2:30 & 5 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1:30 & 4 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 4:37 p.m.

Track: Maple Grove Raceway.

Last year: Antron Brown took first at Maple Grove.

Last race: Doug Kalitta came out on top in Charlotte.

Fast facts: Maple Grove is the second stop in the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs. ...Brown's back-to-back world titles included wins in Pennsylvania. Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won at Mohnton in 2016. ...Tony Schumacher has taken first five times at Maple Grove.

Next race: Midwest Nationals, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, BeFour the Crowns Showdown, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio; Saturday, Commonwealth Clash, Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, Pennsylvania.

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